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Get ready for an insightful episode as we dive into the topic of mistakes—specifically, the ones that cost remodelers and renovators more than just a few shims. We’re not talking about technical slip-ups; we’re tackling the errors that hit remodelers where it hurts the most.
Introducing Michael Upshall, the Founder of Probuilt Design + Build in Bolton, Ontario. Michael’s reputation precedes him, with appearances in design and home/lifestyle magazines, as well as regular speaking engagements at GTA Home Shows. With over 35 years of experience as a master carpenter turned renovator and builder, Michael has garnered numerous awards and accolades. In fact, PROBUILT holds the distinction of being the first two-time recipient of the prestigious BILD “Renovator of the Year” Award in 2002 and 2006.
In this episode, Tim, Steve, and Michael discuss:
- Most common business mistakes contractors make
- The importance of detailed specifications
- Designing projects within client budgets
- Pros and cons of competitive bidding vs. design/build approach
They also tackle the three biggest mistakes in production:
- Sales to production hand-off packages
- Tracking job costs during production
- Timelines and scheduling intricacies
Michael also shares what it is like to build a house in 9 days to be featured in a trade show.
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Join us on this enlightening journey and gain invaluable insights from the knowledgeable Michael Upshall.
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