San Antonio, TX

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Extra Hands: the Benefits of Internships

Internships, whether paid or unpaid, work when you outline the tasks involved, set expectations, and manage your intern day-by-day. More

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Siding Project Post Punchlist

Managing the end of a siding job well could mean getting another siding job, or more. More

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Meeting of the Minds

Five years ago, Scott Barr of Southwest Exteriors in San Antonio began holding a preconstruction conference prior to installing a siding job. Barr says he picked up the idea from a consulting/educational group he belonged to, Remodelers Advantage, most of whose members are full-service contractors. He's been doing it ever since. More

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Bragging Rights

Everybody has a story. Or at least they better if they want to sell home improvement products. "I think the company story is more important than ever," says Rick Grosso, industry consultant and sales trainer. More

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I Have a Warrant

These days, consumers reasonably expect any expensive product they buy to carry a warranty. That includes decks. More

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Great Expectations

No matter how good a job you do installing siding, clients who somehow expected something else won't be satisfied. To avoid this problem, Southwest Exteriors, in San Antonio, manages customer expectations with a detailed contract and a preconstruction conference. More

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