Nail Your Numbers!

Proven Profit Solutions for Home, Kitchen and Bath Remodelers

The Aspire Institute provides coaching, classes, custom content and personalized business intelligence to residential general contractors (GCs) throughout the United States.

Thousands of home builders and remodelers like you have graduated from our Business Mastery Program achieving higher profits and quality of life. We work with GCs of all sizes, job mixes and revenue ranges – from the very seasoned veterans to newer or future owners looking to streamline their business processes. No matter how successful you already are, Aspire helps up your game on profitability as the single biggest measure of success.

It’s time to think differently. It’s time to remodel your business model for profitability.

Cash in on your earned coaching session today

Special Offer. January-June 2022 only


If your business is a member of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), you have earned a 30-minute business consultation from Aspire.

Book your session with an expert business coach for contractors today – and find out how to nail your numbers! 

We’re so confident that the Aspire Business Mastery Program will improve your bottom-line, we guarantee it in writing.

Remodel your business model. Get started with these five downloadable reports.

1. Find it hard to hire in a tight labor market?

Find out the biggest hiring mistake that contractors make.

If you’ve ever had trouble finding, evaluating and hiring top-quality employees—especially for key roles, such as Project Managers or Lead Carpenters—our hiring kit helps you understand why. And more importantly, what you can do to change it. We’ll help you achieve better hiring results, and best practices to retain and reward your key people.

  • What’s going on with the current labor market that’s impacting your ability to hire good workers…and what you can do about it now.
  • How to make your company a more appealing place to Millennials, your largest single source for untapped talent.
  • Some little known sources to find good potential hires.
  • Two methods that will double your response rates.
  • Marketing and social media tips and tools that make searching for qualified candidates considerably more effective.
  • Two classic mistakes almost every contractor makes in trying to recruit quality candidates.
  • All you need to know about hiring, firing and interviewing laws.
  • A collection of forms to use to help you organize and manage your employee searches.
  • Powerful sample ads and recruiting videos that you can start using right away.

Learn how to find, attract and retain skilled employees to grow your profits. Then find out how to fix your profits so you can afford them!

2. Have you future-proofed your business?

Most remodelers we talk to have not.

We’ve worked with thousands of small business owners for 25 years, and specifically residential contractors through the pandemic recession and hot housing market. We’ve learned the hard way how to smooth out the boom and bust cycles, perfecting specific techniques and processes that keep businesses thriving across cycles. We all know that pandemic shutdowns, working from home, accumulated savings and massive relocations led to a boom in both home remodeling, new homes and vacation homes.

The question is: are you ready for the next dip? Have you hardened your business with adequate profit margins and cash reserves to survive the next one? 

Aspire has compiled our years of collective knowledge into this report.

  • What’s going on with the current labor market that’s impacting your ability to hire good workers…and what you can do about it now.
  • How to make your company a more appealing place to Millennials, your largest single source for untapped talent.
  • Some little known sources to find good potential hires.
  • Two methods that will double your response rates.
  • Marketing and social media tips and tools that make searching for qualified candidates considerably more effective.
  • Two classic mistakes almost every contractor makes in trying to recruit quality candidates.
  • All you need to know about hiring, firing and interviewing laws.

Our goal is to make sure you remain steady and consistent no matter what economic cycle we’re in – with a predictable business.

Ready for the next Economic Bust? Most general contractors are not.

Where do your remodeling profits really come from?

Well, it’s not the same as revenue or total sales. It’s definitely not about getting crushed by impossibly high job volume!

Most contractors confused more revenue with more profit. Sure, we’re interested in helping you make more money. But really, isn’t it about keeping more of the money you’ve earned?

That’s where most residential contractors go wrong. In fact, the entire construction industry tends to inflate average profitability due to not calculating gross and net profits accurately. Aspire is tough on getting to the real numbers – job by job. Our methods are proven, proprietary and pay off for our clients. 

We will show you how to keep at least twice as much profit from every revenue dollar your remodeling business brings in.

Once you change your mindset about your true value and worth and can communicate effectively with customers, your transformation begins. No, it is not about mark-ups or price hikes. It’s about becoming a profit-margin business. By doing so, Aspire can increase your bottom-line by 33-50%

Sounds impossible, right? We’re serious. Find out how.

  • Two ways to significantly increase your profit—without reducing job costs or overhead and without increasing revenue!
  • Three simple things you can do right now to increase your cash flow and profitability.
  • Two critical methods for controlling your “job mix” and how that impacts profitability.
  • The real role of marketing in profitability—beyond lead generation.

Ever lose money on a job? It sucks.


And, it’s so unnecessary. We’ll show how to avoid loser jobs, and how to attract the right ones.

At Aspire, we see contractors take bad jobs when we start building your customized financial analysis. It’s especially true for remodelers that focus revenue rather than profit margins. And since most people don’t know the difference between those two things, many general contractors have no idea they’ve taken a loser job until it’s too late. In fact, you start working just to minimize the loss or break even. That’s just wrong!

Bad jobs happen most commonly when contractors are focused on winning a bid, competing on price, or word-of-mouth marketing. 

  • How your business model could be helping you avoid bad jobs and attract good ones
  • How your pricing strategy is forcing you to take bad jobs
  • Working on your business instead of in your business
  • The value of keeping busy versus the value of making profit
  • 5 factors that often result in taking bad jobs

This report sheds light on how you can attract and land more profitable jobs – and avoid the traps of taking on bad ones.

Business Strategy for Contractors

How to spend more time nailing your numbers, and less time nailing wood!

Home builders and remodelers are doers by nature and by profession. That’s what we love about you. By trade and by training, contractors execute extremely well against a clear and complete set of plans. (Okay, only kidding about the clear and complete part, but plans nonetheless!)

That’s the rub. What made you successful building homes is not what makes you successful building a business. Homebuilding strategy skews toward execution. The vision of the “dream kitchen or bathroom” is more under the control of the homeowner than than the builder. 

So who is driving your business and financial strategy? Do you even have one. What are your goals? How much profit? By when? And when are you going to retire? Will you have enough to retire comfortably?

This report is designed to help contractors understand and implement business strategies that will get them all the way to their business goals. It helps you understand the difference between “strategy” (the what) and “tactics” (the how).

Contractors too often try to achieve business goals by a “try this, try that” approach. That’s a dangerous road when it comes to strategy – it costs money and time that you don’t have. A strategy is a clear vision of what summit you’re going to climb, how you will get there, how long it will take you and measurable steps along the way. All without killing yourself (literally and figuratively). 

Aspire’s favorite thing is to teach residential contractors strategy. It will make you as powerful a business operator as you are a skilled builder.

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