Home Improvement Industry Factors: Real Vs. Imaginary

What are the key factors affecting the home improvement industry? From our experience, what our clients present as their primary problem(s) typically end up being far different from what they actually are.

Here are some of the notable issues that our clients reported that they are facing:

  • Leads are down, but the “cost per lead” is up
  • The demand on one’s time seems overwhelming
  • Interested parties are harder to get together (leading to one-leggers)
  • Keeping up with home improvement regulations is difficult
  • Hard to find workers without “baggage”
  • Higher turnover in sales force
  • Customers seem to complain more than ever

This is a wide array of issues that paints a picture far worse than what may actually be occurring. After conducting a client observation, we typically find that:

  • Selling methods are incongruent with the customer’s decision making process
  • Improper training is taking place, stemming from a lack of coaching
  • Salespeople are being hired with the wrong criteria
  • Business owners spend their time managing instead of leading
  • Improper compensation methods are in place

So what are the keys to improvement? Here are just a few that we stress our clients to abide by:

  • For every ¼ HOUR spent in planning – 1 hour is saved in operations
  • Find the right people and systems to improve the bottom line
  • Balance the amount of time spent on calculating the cost of your home improvement leads, the type of products/services being offered, the potential profitability of each, maintaining cash flow, and lowering the turnaround time of production. Putting these things in the order of importance is key for the company to prosper.
  • Remember the 4 P’s: Pricing – People – Products – Production

Contrary to what you might hear or believe, these elements do not change depending upon what geographical market you operate in or what products/services you offer. There is a proven formula for success within the home improvement industry, and by following specific guidelines you increase the likelihood that your company will flourish for years to come.

Our remodeling business had annual sales of under $9 million when we became contract clients of Dave Yoho Associates. Due to their training and systems, our revenue soared – – we are headed for over $35 million this year.

Vince Nardo, President
Reborn Cabinets

One of the primary takeaways from your most recent visit to our company was that the words, promises, and tone of our call center reps need to speak directly to the prospect’s needs, followed by a professional, systematic sales presentation which builds immediate rapport and trust.

Dave Cerrone, President
Fitch Construction

Dave Yoho Associates’ consultants are the sharpest in the industry, and are incredible communicators, very engaging, and always inspiring. Their industry insight is unmatched, as is their creativity.

Todd Miller, President
Isaiah Industries

Recently, Dave Yoho Associates performed ‘role-play’ scenarios for three hours with our salespeople. The eye-rolling is gone and their confidence has grown substantially. Can’t wait for your visit next month!

Jason Phillips, CEO
Phillips Home Improvements

The advice we received from Dave Yoho Associates enabled us to increase our volume with 19% less leads in the first year alone!

Joe Francis, President
Shiner Roofing, Siding and Windows

I learned an abundance from your canvassing training. Thank you so much for helping us revise our methodology!

Lynann Everett, Interactive Marketing Manager
RbA of Northeast PA

Your consultant introduced many thought-provoking, exciting concepts that were implemented and drove our net profit. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Dave Yoho Associates!

Mark Watson, Owner
Exterior Medics

I want to thank the entire team at Dave Yoho Associates for meeting with our Canvassing Managers last week. The knowledge we learned in only one day was invaluable.

Jason Hollister, Proximity Marketing Manager
RbA Southard Corporation

We found Dave Yoho Associates extremely professional and knowledgeable in evaluating our current business model and recommending specific solutions that will improve our efficiency and profit.

Wasyl Bodnar, President
Ventana Design, Sales, and Manufacturing

Dave Yoho Associates provided guidance, advice, best practices, and support to our entire staff. Our company has improved across every level after working with them.

Cris Keeter, Owner
All-States Exteriors

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