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Thrown under the bus

Tough Call: Thrown Under the Bus

A builder struggling to complete projects on time is blaming you and your team for the delays—though he knows it’s not true. What would...
May Tough Call

Tough Call: Gamblin Ramblers and You?

A builder-customer wants to partner with you on some luxury spec homes, sharing the risk and reward. What would you do? After holding your breath...
April 2017 Tough Call

Tough Call: Decision Points

Your company’s future will be shaped by strategic decisions you make today. What should you do? Finally! It’s been a long slog since the Great...
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TOUGH CALL: Friendly Fire, Stealing Sales

TOUGH CALL Looking back on more than four decades in the LBM industry, you can’t help but smile when you think about how simple it...
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TOUGH CALL: The Installed Sales Disappointment

TOUGH CALL Your company has been serving its market for more than half a century. Though you’ve been around for less than half that time,...
January Tough Call

TOUGH CALL: The Non-Compete Conundrum

TOUGH CALL Your company has just completed a banner year, marked by strong sales and healthy margins. There are a number of reasons for your...
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TOUGH CALL: A Surly Situation

TOUGH CALL Online Poll - Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. You’ll never forget the lessons learned from...
Oct Tough Call

TOUGH CALL: Stretching Credit

Online Poll - Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. Like anyone who’s worked in the same industry...
Oil and Water

TOUGH CALL: Oil and Water

Online Poll - Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. Finally, after nearly a decade as general manager...

TOUGH CALL: The Case of the Cynical Associate (aka Phil)

Online Poll - Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. As the third generation owner of a family-owned...

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