Review from the Summit: Industry Cautions

Day 1 of the Summit continued with a breakdown of some of the cautions and concerns that the home improvement industry is currently facing.

Brian Smith began with an overview of the issues and concerns which included:

  • Traditional advertising sources are producing less leads per dollar invested
  • Changes in lead sources require modification of the sales model
  • Effective marketers reduce costs by implementing more creative lead distribution and instituting revised sales models
  • Increased marketing costs are a major contribution to lower profitability
  • A key ingredient in a successful home improvement marketing/sales plan is: The quality and quantity of leads generated measured against the quality and quantity of the salespeople who are issued the leads which were generated
  • The cost of a lead is increased (or reduced) by the efficiency and sales ability of the person to whom it is issued

He then proceeded to demonstrate the efficiency of a sales organization in this economy who made some slight changes to increase revenue by over $2 million while decreasing marketing costs by over 4% (for more information on this case study e-mail brad@daveyoho.com).

David Alan Yoho then touched on the conditions in the marketplace that are having a direct impact on the failure of some companies including:

  • Failure to understand the customer’s decision making process
  • Misunderstanding between coaching and training
  • Hiring the wrong people
  • Confusing management and leadership
  • Improper compensation

In the next posting the Lead Paint Regulations presentation will be reviewed.

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

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

Dave Yoho Associates produced amazing results for us! Every percentage point of improvement in our lead issue rate translated to an additional $500,000 in business.

Brian Leader, Founder
Improveit! Home Remodeling

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

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

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

It was an honor for us to have Dave Yoho Associates hold a sales meeting for our team. Everyone was enthralled by the powerful content that we are already implementing throughout our business.

Rick Otto, VP of Sales
Coach House Garages

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

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’ve used the consulting services of Dave Yoho Associates for several years now. Much of our success can be attributed to following their systematic teachings and practices.

Michael Hoy, President
Great Day Improvements

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