Hill-Motley Lumber Company, Inc.: Blog Channelhttp://hillmotleylumber.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/http://cdn.newmediaretailer.com/113/assets/v1/313000/313088/thumb_hill-motley-logo.pngHill-Motley Lumber Company, Inc.http://hillmotleylumber.comen-USCopyright 2017, Hill-Motley Lumber Company, Inc.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:56:52 -0400Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:56:52 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comHow to Approach a Project Started By Another Contractorblog_492531497499200http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/49253/how-to-approach-a-project-started-by-another-contractorSometimes homeowners will contact you about a particular project that is half way completed. Usually the owner is unhappy with the work their current designer or contractor is doing and will ask you to take over and complete the project.BlogsThu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Protect Your Jobsite Crews From the Summer Heatblog_492491496289600http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/49249/protect-your-jobsite-crews-from-the-summer-heatOn a jobsite in Kingsville, Texas, in August 2013, a worker was mixing gypsum concrete in preparation for gypcrete installation on an apartment building. It's not a particularly taxing job, but he was doing it in direct sunlight.BlogsThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -040010 Tips for Getting More Leads From Home Showsblog_484071494820800http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/48407/10-tips-for-getting-more-leads-from-home-showsFor most home improvement companies, generating leads and sales at home shows and events is a key part of the marketing plan. Some companies are better at this than others. What sets them apart? It isn't having the best product. It isn't a beautiful display.BlogsMon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -04004 Ways to Exceed Expectationsblog_484031493611200http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/48403/4-ways-to-exceed-expectationsMany years ago, I began thinking about the subject of exceeding expectations. I would field phone calls from upset clients or listen to team members' frustrations and I found that most of the time the root of the problem lay in expectations that were set but not met.BlogsMon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400The Perfect Marketing Budget For 2017blog_478721492228800http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/47872/the-perfect-marketing-budget-for-2017Working with different-size builders across the nation has taught me many things. The first is that every builder is convinced that both they and their marketplace are unique. Every once in a while, it's actually true.BlogsSat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Sales Strategies For Custom Buildersblog_478681491019200http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/47868/sales-strategies-for-custom-buildersThe strengths of a home builder's skill set typically include being adept at assessing risk, entitling land, securing permits, negotiating with finance people, and, of course, managing construction. But selling tends to be the weak link.BlogsSat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Why "Good" Isn't Good Enough to Meet Client Expectationsblog_469321489550400http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/46932/why-good-isnt-good-enough-to-meet-client-expectationsEvery business owner will tell you that it's important to meet, and do your best to exceed, client expectations. Yet, what does that really mean or entail?BlogsWed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400How Quickly Should You Grow Your Company?blog_469261488344400http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/46926/how-quickly-should-you-grow-your-companyA booming business is great, but it will only be profitable and worthwhile if you're able to handle the rapid expansion. If you're ill-equipped to handle the growth, you could kill your business. James Sudakow, writing for Inc. com, nearly killed his business by letting it grow too quickly.BlogsWed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Contractor Jobsite Trailer Ideasblog_464681487134800http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/46468/contractor-jobsite-trailer-ideasHaving the right tool for the job can make all the difference in the world -- especially in the contracting business. Furthermore, having the right place to store and use your tools at the jobsite can do wonders for efficiency. Customized jobsite trailers are nothing new.BlogsWed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500Do You Want to Be a Contractor or a Construction Business Owner? blog_464631485925200http://hillmotleylumber.com/blog/article/46463/do-you-want-to-be-a-contractor-or-a-construction-business-owner-Many remodelers launch a company without a business plan or any written goals. If that description fits, and if your business is close to the $1 million in sales threshold, or if you want to grow past that milestone, you're at an important crossroads.BlogsWed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500