Discover industry insights, expert advice, and best practices that will help your home service business succeed faster!


Discover industry insights, expert advice, and best practices that will help your home service business succeed faster!


Dealers Learn the Language of Business at BDR-U Accounting Training in Phoenix

May 23, 2017

BDR University does it again! We rocked Phoenix with our Accounting & Office Management class led by Kim Archer. Who knew Administrative Assistants, Office Managers, Operations Managers, Bookkeepers, and Owners could learn so much about the fundamentals of accounting in two days!

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High Opportunity

Baby Boomer contractor attends BDR training to supercharge his exit strategy

May 2, 2017

Duff Branin is President of Universal Mechanical Service in Redmond, WA. He started his company in 1986 and has grown it to become a leader in the design build market in Seattle and the surrounding region.

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Dispatchers learn to drive revenue and efficiency at SDU

April 25, 2017

Over 60 hardworking individuals came together in a big way at BDR’s Service Dispatch University this past week in Seattle. Service team members were able to come together and develop an understanding of their role, improve customer service abilities, refine dispatching and scheduling techniques – all to drive more revenue. Together we came up with new telephone…

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The Retirement of Baby Boomers Will Change the Face of the Construction Trades

April 17, 2017

The retirement of the Baby Boomer generation will have a huge impact on the construction trades at all levels.

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Are You Maximizing the Value of Your Greatest Asset?

March 29, 2017

What is your most valuable asset? For most Americans, their savings, their 401K, or their home are all common answers to this question. For business owners, the answer is slightly different. Your most valuable asset is likely to be your company. It can generate an income stream as long as you own it, and one day it can be sold.

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"Key to Success"

Demystifying the Mechanics of ‘Winnable’ Goals

May 16, 2016

I’m sure we’ve all read studies that show fewer than 10 percent of the population sets goals, less than half of these people achieve their goals, and yet everyone believes goal setting is very important. So, why do we all agree having goals is important yet more than 90 percent of us don’t set them?

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A Service Management Manifesto

July 27, 2015

Anyone can learn from their own mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others…

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Public Speaking

Service Dispatch University Featured Article

June 10, 2015

Here in Georgia we’re not too far from where Spanish conquistadors once spent decades looking forthe Fountain of Youth. As we know, they never found it. Their quest was as achievable, some might say, as a contracting firm doing an end-run around the down economy.

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Business Coaches Provide Playbook for Success

November 1, 2010

Just as a good hitting or pitching coach can help a baseball player succeed, a good business coach can help a company succeed. At Mason Mechanical, we’re living proof of this.

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Contractors Learn, Recharge at Commercial Maintenance Workshop

August 1, 2010

I’ve flown to Seattle twice every year for the past 10, and each time, return home reinvigorated, newly inspired, and having learned something new and valuable for the business each time,” said Mark Stout, president of Stout Heating and Air, an 18-person, full-service mechanical contracting based in Salisbury, NC.

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