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Is it time for a new residential contractor trade organization?

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 @ 09:25 PM

Last week at the Baltimore Remodeling Show I attended the keynote address presented by Remodeling Industry Expert,  Shawn McCadden. He shared his thoughts and insights about the future of the remodeling industry.

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Tags: epa rrp, contractors, osha, NARI, Enforcement

Pella Pro Expo, Boston EPA, The Contractor Coaching Partnerhship

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 @ 11:28 PM


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Tags: epa rrp, NARI, mass, The Contractor Coaching Partnership

EM NARI contractor satellite meeting for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Oct 24, 2009 @ 08:12 PM

On Wednesday 10.21.09, Eastern Mass NARI launched its first contractor satellite meeting at Simple Home in Westborough Mass.

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Tags: contractors, contractor education and training, NARI, contractor coaching

EM NARI meeting for residential contractors at Simple Home

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Oct 05, 2009 @ 11:09 PM

Eastern Mass NARI is growing. The membership team has announced that they will hold a special NARI event at the offices of Mark and Eileen Komenecky, owners of Simple Home in Westborough, Mass.

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Tags: contractor education and training, NARI, residential remodeling contractors

Contractors speak out on LGC's questionable tactics

Posted by Mark Paskell on Fri, May 08, 2009 @ 10:30 PM

A recent thread on the Linkedin NARI group has generated over 130 responses from parties interested in the relationship between contractors and lead generation sites. The purpose of the thread was to provide a forum for contractors and LGC's about the numerous problems between the two groups. We were interested in obtaining dialogue from contractors and LGC's.

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Tags: Lead generation, contractors, NARI, homeowners, marketing plan

Contractor Lead Gen Forum on Linkedin

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, May 03, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

This past week I posted a simple question on the Linkedin NARI group. It was, should contractor organizations and trade publications lead the charge to protect contractors from lead gen companies tactics. Little did I realize, that the thread hit a nerve in a big way with many contractors throughout the country. The responses blew me away and started a strong and passionate debate about the subject. This debate is likely to continue for weeks. The basic problem is how lead gen sites use questionable tactics to sell low quality leads to contractors. There are thousands of verifiable complaints about lead gen firms all over the web on forums.

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Tags: Linkedin, marketing, NARI, Contractor, business coaching, sales training

The Four Legged Chair; Systems for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 @ 10:00 PM

What allows you to have a business that works and produces profits? The answer is systems with clearly defined processes and procedures. The systems needed to run a fine tuned contractor business are marketing, sales, production and administration. In our training, we use the Four Legged Chair analogy to represent these four systems. Each leg must be strong to prevent the chair from falling over or collapsing.

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Tags: contractor sales training, Contractor Business Coach, contractor education and training, NARI, residential contractors, marketing plan, business plan

Remodeling contractors using positive thinking and goals

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 07:38 AM

Last week, in our Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Referral Group meeting, two contractor coaching clients described their recent success using the power of positive thinking and goal setting. In their coaching sessions they are studying the concepts of "Think and Grow Rich" written by Napoleon Hill. The Contractor Coaching Partnership contractor course teaches clients how to use this powerful study guide to develop the right thinking habits and the power of setting goals.

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Tags: coaching, contractors, NARI, Corridor Nine, The Contractor Coaching Partnership

Lead generation site screened contractor, bilks homeowner

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 @ 12:28 AM

I recently found a video on Youtube describing how a screened contractor took advantage of a homeowner on a deck job.

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Tags: coaching, training, NARI, Contractor, homeowner, education

Contractor networking at Eastern Mass NARI

Posted by Mark Paskell on Thu, Feb 05, 2009 @ 10:19 PM

Last night I attended a great contractor networking event at EM NARI in Natick. Ten contractor coaching clients and friends joined me and the 120 plus attendees. The featured speaker was Adrienne Zoble. She is a nationally known networking expert for the remodeling contracting industry. She was fantastic and shared excellent ideas on how to obtain great results by networking effectively. She also offered strategies on how to maximize results from your existing customer base and the importance of staying in touch with all leads. Everyone I spoke with said they were very satisfied that NARI provided a great speaker and the networking topic was perfect considering the current economy.

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Tags: NARI, remodeling, contractor coaching, Networking, residential contractors