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Tom Blau

Tom Blau has more than 15 years of showroom operations experience. Prior tothat, Blau worked part time as a service technician for Blau Plumbing during his college years. He joined the company full time after graduating with an environmental engineering degree from Marquette University in 1980. Blau Bath & Kitchen has been an indepedent remodeling business since 1990.

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How Much Information Is Too Much?

July 17, 2000
Keeping all the decision makers informed from the start will help a project run efficiently, says Tom Blau in his Remodeling Topics.
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Setting Up Internal Systems

June 16, 2000
Planning your bookkeeping methods can make a difference in your company's success.
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When You Need A Showroom

June 12, 2000
Operating a showroom may be the best thing you do for your remodeling business.
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The Ideal Showroom

June 6, 2000
The perfect showroom not only shows product, but also shows off your professionalism and expertise.
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The Mindset Of Remodeling

June 1, 2000
A successful service business can operate a successful remodeling company — but only if the companies function in distinctly separate ways.
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The Time Is Right For Buying Groups

May 18, 2000
Getting a good deal on product is one way to deal with increasing competition and tight margins.
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Removing A Customer's Biggest Fear

May 9, 2000
It's true. People do get ripped off by contractors. Here's how to present your integrity and put customers at ease.
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