The Greatest Obstacle for Today's Remodeling Industry

By Brian Miller

The good times continue to roll in the remodeling industry. We’ve had a great run over multiple years.  We can all agree we hope it continues for years to come. But while we celebrate the good times, are we also focused on finding ways to create lasting value for your customers and your company? Sometimes the greatest obstacle to reaching our fullest potential is our own success.

The Trap of Complacency

When things are going well it's easy to fall into the trap of complacency. We forget to take time to concentrate on the areas we need to improve. But if we don’t keep our eye on improving, when the bad times come again - which they will, eventually - then we’re not prepared for that. If you’ve been paying attention and you’ve really fine-tuned your performance, when a downturn occurs, you can thrive when everybody else is working to survive. The truly great companies always make time to look for and pursue opportunities that others might not be taking advantage of.

Opportunity to Do the Opposite

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A Program That Can Strengthen Any Company

By Bruce Hamsher

There’s certainly no shortage of training going on here at ProVia. We have installer training, IT training, and skills training in a variety of disciplines, all very practical in their applications. So when we decided to roll out a different type of training program – aimed exclusively at cultivating leadership skills and character development – we weren’t sure what our employees would think. We announced our first leadership class with 10 available slots, and soon we had 39 applicants! Clearly we have many who are hungry to learn, grow, and develop in a leadership capacity.

ProVia Leads

The development of qualified leaders can sometimes be an afterthought, but we decided to prioritize this important topic. In 2015 we started “ProVia Leads”, our in-house leadership coaching program. We completed our first class last fall, and you can see the happy faces of our successful participants in the photo below. Our goal for this program is to be proactive and to “get people ready before there’s a role to fill.” Everything is centered around servant leadership, where we lead by serving with humility.

A Learning Laboratory

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