February/March 2019

Oh, Deer!

The three of us left the shop at about 4:45 that November morning to build a 12 by 24 Side Loft Barn near the town of Marlow, Oklahoma. After checking to make sure everything was strapped tightly, we swung out onto the highway and began the one-hour trip to the[Read More…]

Never Act in Haste

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the next four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln We are all faced with the challenge of making important life decisions/trade-offs. They are often complex and involve many moving parts that can be paralyzing to your decision-making[Read More…]

Aging Inventory

It’s going to happen. You can’t avoid it.  One morning, you’ll pull up to your sales lot, look around at the sheds and other structures you have displayed, recently built and ready to sell. Then, you’ll notice a shed or two that look familiar. Really familiar. Why? Because the buildings[Read More…]

Employee Retention

During a time when the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, employers find themselves struggling to hire and keep good employees. Turnover is expensive and the cost of losing employees can be devastating to a company.  Due to the current job market, 85 percent of human resources leaders consider[Read More…]

God, Good People, and Growth

Last year, 2018, was a banner year for Liberty Storage Solutions of SC, based in Due West, South Carolina. The company, which constructs sheds and playhouses, built its 2,000th unit in July since starting up in 2015. About 850 units were made in 2018 alone.  And the company hit its[Read More…]

On Dealing with People

Winter is a good time for builders to gather their dealers and manufacturers around to improve their communication. Recently I was invited to speak to one such group, and I decided to talk about DiSC.   In my years of working with people, I now believe sales and management are[Read More…]

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