How to Expand Your Production Capacity WITHOUT Hiring

Are you one of the many remodelers who are trying to hire more carpenters? Have you been frustrated because no one is applying for your position? Well, you’re not alone.

It’s all over the headlines: Construction Labor in Demand. Shortage of Carpenters Affecting Remodeling Companies.

Now that the economy is coming back, Carpenters are in short supply in virtually every market. Sales are great, but if you can’t produce the work you could be in a world of hurt.

This week I’ll give you some tips on ways to get more from your existing production team so that you don’t have to hire the first subpar carpenter that replies to your ad.

What about you?

Do you have any tips for increasing production capacity (without hiring) that I might have missed? Please share them with me in the comments below!

Can Your Employees Survive a Shipwreck?

Have you ever played one of those educational survivor games? They always start with a crisis (like a plane crash or a shipwreck) that leaves you and your team with only your problem-solving skills and a motley array of items to survive.

If you haven’t been part of a game like this, you should. There are many benefits to having your team work through this exercise, and I’ll give you all the juicy details in this week’s episode of PowerTips TV!

What about you?

Have you tried this exercise with your team? How did it turn out? I’d love to know! Tell me about it in the comments below!

How to Find Superstar Employees

There’s a lot more to hiring than just sticking an ad on Craigslist. Successful hiring is a three-phase process that includes finding, hiring and keeping superstar employees.

So, how solid is your current hiring process? In today’s episode of PowerTips TV I’ll give you tips to successfully accomplish the first phase: finding superstars.

Included in this episode:
  • Where to look for candidates
  • How to filter the applications
  • Where to announce your opening
  • and more!

Let’s build a team of superstars that will help lead your company to the next level!

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How about you?

I really want to know what you’ve done to find the diamond in the rough! Please share your hiring success stories in the comments below!

Do You Have the One Trait that all Successful Remodelers Share?

There are two types of remodelers in the world: those that are wildly successful and those that are . . . not so much.

Well, over the years I’ve come to realize that there is one trait that the “not so much” group of remodelers are lacking.

The good news is it’s not genetic. It can be learned!

In this weeks episode of PowerTips TV I’ll share what trait you may be missing and how to aquire it. Plus, I’ve got a special offer to help you get over the hump.


  • If you’re not as successful as you want to be;
  • if you want to thrive and not just survive;
  • if you’re ready to get rid of the head trash;

then this week’s episode is for you!


Yes! I want Victoria to nag me every single day!

Okay, you heard her. Many remodelers would do what they needed to succeed, if only they had someone to hold them accountable. So, by filling out the form below you are signing up for 14 straight days of nagging emails from the one and only Victoria Downing! (No weekends off here, this is an intervention!)

BUT, think twice before submitting the form. She WILL demand that you report back to her every day. Are you ready to start working ON your business.


Are you wearing too many hats?

Are you wearing too many hats? Are you working 70 or 80 hours a week? Guess what: that’s not good!

In this week’s episode of PTTV [04:45] I’ll give you tips for reducing your workload and making sure that what you are working on makes the biggest impact on growing your business. And I even give you a great tool to download at the end of the episode!

How about you?

As always I love to hear from you. Please share your challenges or success stories in the comments below!

wearing too many hats

My Work Diary

This free workbook does all the calculations for you and includes an easy-to-see chart of your activities! Learning where you’re wasting time is big step towards Earning More and Working Less! Enjoy!

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