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From a tailor-made CRM platform to a high-tech project estimating and proposal writing system, starting a home renovation business just got a whole lot easier

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If you were starting a home renovation business today, would you know exactly what you needed? Would you have the right kind of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system? Would you know the best tools for for estimating accurately, preparing professional proposals to clients and job costing to make sure you’re doing it profitably? Odds are, those would be stumbling blocks. DreamMaker® Bath and Kitchen, with years of experience as a home renovation franchisor, can take away those challenges, especially with our renewed commitment to upgrading our technology.

DreamMaker is working with a partner on a proprietary project and looking at a significant, multi-year investment to improve our CRM, estimating and proposal writing technology. Our aim is to make it easier for you to start your own remodeling business or convert and grow your existing one.

It takes time and money to build a system like this – DreamMaker's scale allows for that.

Upgrades in technology make your franchise easier to manage

DreamMaker franchisees should see the new systems launch by October.

“Our estimating, proposal writing and job costing system will help you estimate accurately by helping you quickly determine the materials, labor and trade partners needed, allowing you to operate in the cloud,” says Russ Ferry, Director of Franchise System Innovations. “Overall, estimating, proposal writing and job costing should be working much faster and more efficiently. The new system will be easier to update and add features as needed for individual jobs.”

Curt Trampe speaks into a microphone during a panel discussion. As a mentor-franchisee, Curt Trampe helped DreamMaker finesse new systems to help franchise owners manage their kitchen and bath remodeling businesses more efficiently.

A competitive advantage for your remodeling franchise

Starting a home renovation business is complex, and the DreamMaker franchise system has been working for nearly 20 years to iron out a tremendous amount of kinks. We’ve developed a time-tested business model that incorporates partnerships with vendors for cost efficiencies, a supportive network of peers and executive team leaders to help guide you along the path toward success.

“These new systems represent a significant investment from DreamMaker, and it’s much more than an independent operator would be able to invest on their own to be this custom,” says Ferry.

The proprietary tools are built specifically for the DreamMaker model, so home remodelers won’t be able to get it anywhere else. The upgraded technology offers a major solution to challenges many operators of a home improvement business may have struggled with, such as creating accurate scopes of work, creating and updating project timelines, and controlling labor costs, which can all affect the profit margin.

“Our technology system is tailored and customized to our unique business model, and it will continue to be tailored in coordination with franchisees' feedback, not at the whims of big vendors,” Ferry says. “We have full control, and franchisees have a say in how it evolves with our Technology Task Force. That’s a very distinct competitive advantage.”

Learn more or start a conversation

We are a full-service interior home improvement franchise that helps remodelers improve both their profit margins and their quality of life. Download our franchise information report and start a conversation with us for in-depth details about the DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen home remodeling business opportunity. You also can learn more by visiting our research pages.

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