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Steps to Follow When Creating a Predictable Revenue Stream in the...

Everyone knows that a small business needs a business plan to be successful in their field. However, not everyone realizes just how much hard work goes into creating a viable business plan. And once you put that plan into effect, you still have to be prepared to adapt and evolve as necessary. That’s why one of the most important things any owner can do is create a pipeline describing their revenue stream, and this is especially true in the construction sector. Creating a reliable and predictable revenue stream is of the utmost importance if you want to run a successful…

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Selling Your Countertop Business? Here are 3 Tips to Help You Get...

Are you a small business owner, focused on kitchen and bath, and looking to retire? If so, the time is now to start planning! Like anything else, you will want to ensure all your ducks — and cabinetry!– are in a row when it comes to preparing to depart from your business. To make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, here are some tips for selling your countertop company. Step one: Plan as soon as you have the idea Even if you are planning to retire within the next ten years, start a process of planning your retirement as…

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Kitchen Bath Showroom Trends That Will Help to Drive Sales

Kitchen and bathrooms are hot topics when it comes to home remodeling, as homeowners believe remodeling and renovating these popular areas in the home will bring them the biggest return on their investment. If you’re a home remodeling contractor, how do you take advantage of this belief to improve your sales? Considering that there are so many features in both bathrooms and kitchens, it is important to showcase a variety of options for both areas. One of the best ways to do this is by updating your showroom, where you can show off your best materials to prospective buyers. However,…

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Construction Starts Data for 2017 So Far

Despite 2017 already shaping up to be a record breaking year in terms of rain fall, seasonally adjusted annual rates for new construction starts in March were actually 5% higher than previous years. While some analysts chalked up positive winter construction starts to unusually warm weather, the latest indicators suggest a more sustainable trend. This is according to Dodge Data and Analytics, which recently reported that so far in 2017, every month of the year has seen a gain in new construction starts. If this trend continues, 2017 will see the second-best quarter to quarter gains in the last decade,…

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3 Tips On Winning More Contracts and Bids

When you’re looking to generate more revenue in the construction business, you’re looking to get more bids and contracts. But you don’t just get handed these contracts, you have to win them. How do you win them? By impressing the client enough that you stand out from the competition. Whether it be residential or commercial construction, home remodeling or other similar services- you need to stand out. Here’s a list of things you can do to help your business do just that. Get To Know The Property Don’t just look at blueprints, plans, or sketches of what the client has in mind.…

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Quartz is Queen: Why Homeowners Seek Quartz Countertops

With all of the different types of countertop materials available to homeowners, it can be difficult for them to make a final decision with a countertop company when renovating a home. But for those who are torn between laminate countertops and marble, quartz countertops are often the perfect choice. Here are just a few reasons why most homeowners end up realizing quartz is the way to go when working with a countertop company. They’re durable and low-maintenance These two features are a huge priority for many families, especially with such an important investment. Most quartz counter manufacturers say that this material can…

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General Contractors: Here’s Why Offering Laminate Countertops...

Of all the different options for countertops out on the market, it can be hard to choose just one. Homeowners are looking to get the biggest bang out of their buck when they use your contracting services, so it is crucial that you offer products with plenty of benefits. One countertop material that has been around for a while is laminate. Here are some top benefits of using this material for any home project, and why you should keep some in your stockroom! Durable When properly maintained, laminate countertops can last anywhere between 10 to 20 years. This means that…

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5 Reasons Any General Contractor Should Offer Quartz Countertops

When it comes to choosing the best countertops for your clients, quartz is the way to go. In fact, this popular material surpassed granite as the number one choice for quality countertops back in 2014. Here are some of the advantages of choosing quartz countertops for any project. Affordable Price Quartz is a lot cheaper than granite and will definitely give you the best value for your money. As a general contractor, choosing to implement quartz will give you a better return on investment as you’ll be able to work with cheaper prices and happier customers! Incredible Strength Generally speaking,…

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The Need for Speed: Why General Contractors Should Focus On...

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As a general contractor, you are familiar with the idea that time is money. Considering the fact that you need to get your products to your clients in a timely manner, it only makes sense to focus on developing the speed of your business. One of the ways you can do this is through working with L.E. Smith, as we are known for our speed in delivering quality countertops at a competitive price. As the largest single location fabricator of laminate countertops in the nation, you know you can trust our countertop manufacturer professionals for a quick turnaround time without…

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Casework Companies- Are you ready for 2017?

https://youtu.be/ZtXYpe6Hcfs Casework and Millwork companies turn to L.E. Smith to fabricate their countertops so that they can focus on their core competencies:  cabinetry and millwork, without having to hire additional labor, or work costly overtime hours.  L.E. Smith is a cost-effective and efficient solution for outsourcing, largely due to their focus on technology and tooling for countertop fabrication.  One example is the V-Groover.    Watch our 1 minute video to learn why:

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