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Category Archive for "Trust"

There Is No I in Team

Made famous in the movie “A League of Their Own,” Tom Hanks’ character says, “There is no crying in baseball.” It made me think about how we behave as a team. I recently got to spend some quality time working in the field with my production crew. The sheer joy of having my tool bags...

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Remodeling Homes Well

Remodeling for others is one of the most difficult things I have ever done. It is an amazingly complicated vocation that has come with a tremendous amount of responsibility. It requires great communication skills and a sharp mind to turn client’s dreams into reality, while making a living and a profit for the company. What...

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At Levco, all we sell is service

When you boil it all down, what we are selling is service. Yup – we are in the service industry, no more, no less. I used to naively believe that we were selling remodeling projects. I am clear now on the distinction. Having spent several decades in the emergency medical services realm, it feels natural...

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If you want the best, then hire these guys!

Do you feel like this about anyone or any business? It is a powerful endorsement for sure. Just knowing that I have some “go to guys” fills me with joy. It dawned on me that there are some raving fans of mine out there too and I wanted to give them a shout out. I...

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Why married men fear me

I consider myself a fairly social guy and I enjoy hanging out with friends in my spare time. For some reason I was rarely invited over to my married couple’s homes, I didn’t think much of it and went on about my busy life. I finally figured out why men in particular haven’t been inviting...

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Being brutally honest rules

On a recent revisit of a potential project my client laid out a plan for a large remodeling project. Brutally honest sometimes hurts After careful consideration, I told the clients exactly what I they didn’t really want to hear. That I felt that the project was not viable then went on to offer several alternative...

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What is “Track-Out” and how do we deal with it?

What is “Track-out?” Track out is just like it sounds, a situation where a vehicle in most cases travels into soft soil and tracks the soil out of the job site. Minor track-out: Usually dust or light gravel, often seen with heavy traffic over a period of days or more Medium track-out: Any trail of...

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Why you want to buy good windows from us

In an age when most things are built to throw away, I came across two situation, one with windows and the other, a ductless mini-split unit that is worth crowing about. First off, I received a call from a repeat client that had a home built about 10 years ago, the builder had gone out...

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What is the value of an enthusiastic referral?

I have handed out a referral list for years. Up until recently I felt it was a silly game or at best, a waste of paper. Finally, a perspective client asked me for three referrals that had similar work done in the past. I complied and he actually followed through and called them. I boast...

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Tape Measures & Levels Don’t Lie!

Here is one more reason to hire Levco to handle your remodeling project. We were scooting right along with our typical tight completion schedule of a kitchen remodeling project, so we decided to have our kitchen cabinets installed by the same folks that made them. The assumption being, no one would do a better job...

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