3 Things Building Houses Can Teach You About Building a Better Business

No question about it, you’re good at what you do. You’re well trained. You’ve got years of experience, and a natural gift. Not to mention, your knack for connecting with just about anyone.

It’s taken long hours, deep breathing and dedication to get this good. But now you’re ready to be great – exemplary, exceptional, extraordinary, outstanding, remarkable, unsurpassed (you get the point).

Dalton Reid, of Refine Custom Building, knows a thing or two (okay at least 3) about making good things great. Here they are:

1. Pay attention to details.   Plenty of capable folks can renovate your bathroom. But not many of them will notice your tired looking toilet bowl brush and make a special trip to the hardware store to buy a brand new one to match your shiny, freshly renovated bathroom. Dalton will. Noticing the details, and then taking the extra step, can turn ordinary work into an extraordinary experience.

2. Listen.   Your clients don’t always know what they want. Or, they might know what they want, but they don’t know all that is possible. Part of being great at what you do is listening well enough to give the client what they want, plus more. Exceeding your client’s expectations transforms a good experience into something remarkable.

3. Personalize your product.   The homes Dalton creates for his clients are customized to fit their lifestyle – what they need, what they want and how they’ll use the space. Whether it’s a cozy nook for your soaker tub, a princess bed for your daughter or a media room for the whole family, Dalton builds the space to suit his clients. Personalizing your product is another way to make good work exceptional.

You can learn more about Refine Custom Building and the work Dalton does here.

If you’ve got any tips of your own for making good work great, leave us a comment below.


About Lisa Weeks

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2 Responses to 3 Things Building Houses Can Teach You About Building a Better Business

  1. Grace says:

    Hi Lisa,
    You do such a great job of describing a business, where you showcase the important points but do it in such an attractive, tidy way. Well done!

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