Leadership today is all about being innovative and forward-thinking. Idan Shpizear offers a fresh perspective on leadership, mentorship, personal development, and more. He will continually drive home the point that discipline is the foundation for success and the importance of focus as entrepreneurs. Idan’s columns will appear in R&R’s eNewsletter the third Friday of every month.
Restoring Success is a monthly column by Lisa Lavender. She covers the full gamut of topics related to running and operating a restoration company – from management to organizational skills, safety, culture, hiring, and more. These columns will be featured in the R&R eNewsletter the first Friday of every month.
As the pace of society increases, we must be increasingly intentional as leaders and restorers. Jon Isaacson’s passion for intentionality reflects in these monthly columns that cover core concepts that keep leaders and their teams on track through clarity, consistency, and accountability. He also believes in building strong organizations by maximizing people, process, production, and progress. Jon’s columns will appear in R&R’s eNewsletter the second Friday of every month.
For restoration companies, keeping a competitive advantage takes mastering the business and field sides. In Restorer’s Digest, “O.G. Restorer” Sean Scott covers a smorgasbord of topics including, but not limited to, fire and smoke restoration, disaster recovery, health and safety estimating, dispute resolution, ethics, customer relations, sales and marketing, and working with insurance companies and adjusters. These columns will be featured in the R&R eNewsletter the fourth Friday of every month.
In this first-ever Real Stories in Restoration episode, disaster restoration expert and author Sean Scott joins us to share insights from his 43 years in restoration and construction, takeaways from three of his publications, fire and smoke damage restoration tips, and more. Watch through the end for exciting news on what’s ahead for him and R&R.
Most of the time, when a business owner reaches out to Idan Shpizear to talk through a disappointing quarter or the loss of a huge project, the problem is simple: There is a complete lack of clarity within the business. Here Idan shares three steps to creating clarity and, as a result, meeting revenue goals.
If you are an installer who wants to get out of the field and grow your career by pursuing estimating, I would hope this article is helpful in setting you on the right path with regards to the mindset and habits you will need to succeed. Likewise, if you are considering going out on your own as a small business owner or contractor, you will need to quickly learn to develop the skills necessary to estimate accurately and run a profitable business.
As we continue to try everything to overcome the hiring challenges and labor shortage, we must carefully balance our focus and resources on other areas that may help us attract and retain talent. It is equally important to also focus on optimal use and management of existing resources.
What do you do with a difficult employee who brings in a lot of money? Idan Shpizear recently had a conversation with a small business owner about this. It echoed countless conversations he’d had before, including a few tough moments when he had to get real with himself.
Many restoration contractors, business owners, and managers struggle to train their teams to clearly and consistently document the story of the loss. Every insurance claims estimate, especially those composed in Xactimate, need two key things.
Every function, position and individual within the company plays an important role contributing to the results of the company. People who perform consistently excellent typically have a well-developed sense of organizational awareness.
Ultimately, all participants in the restoration response chain should be aligned in getting the property owner back up and running again in the fastest and most fair way, assisted by the trust and peace of mind that well-constructed automation provides.