On the Job
BMoxie Contributors On the Job.
It’s 6:00 pm Friday night, the crew is picking up trash and cleaning the site as the last piece of aluminum is bent and installed on the 15 replacement windows we installed today. As we began to clean up, I walk to the cardboard box holding the white caulk we ordered for the job. I pick it up. Empty. What?! ... All that stands between me and a nice pay day, my weekend and my good profit margin is one lousy tube of caulk. [...]
The Genie Company invited Building Moxie to visit their world headquarters in Mt. Hope, Ohio for a digital summit in 2012. As part of that visit, they gave us a Genie PowerMax 1500 to install for ourselves. I enlisted the aid of two friends who used to install garage doors and openers for a living. [...]
I wanted to begin this final installment on the Home Depot FIRST for Pro program by stating that this visit to my local store, in which I did invest some time, had opened my eyes to something: In business one can never afford to ignore potential allies and for the good of the organization, it is important to constantly re-evaluate our own personal prejudices. [...]
The Home Depot, First for Pro program was first rolled out about a year ago and as Bill Krum put it: "We keep building on it as we go." Bill's official title is Pro Account Representative and he called FIRST For Pro a "dramatic step" in the evolution of how the Home Depot handles business with the various professional building trades. [...]
I visited our local Home Depot in Lewes, Delaware and met with Pro Account Representative, Bill Krum to learn about the Home Depot FIRST for Pro Program. Bill is friendly and easy going guy, with a great working knowledge of what Home Depot has to offer the professional contractor. I had noticed a steady increase in activity around our local store's Pro Desk over time, so I asked Bill if the Pro Program was changing? [...]