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As all traces of snow disappear and the days grow longer, homeowners are poised to launch their backyard improvement projects– it’s fence season! What can you do to make sure you and your team are prepared for the annual “spring surge” in business?

Here are our top 4 tips to help you get in gear for a successful fence season:

1.Branding Basics

What does your company represent to existing clients and what do you want to represent to new customers? Beyond updating your business cards, truck decals and yard signs, determining your brand means creating a model for how you want to treat and interact with customers and vendors. Make sure that your commitment to excellence is defined early on, then communicate and evaluate it throughout the year.

2. Pre-season Inventory

How can you give your workers a strong head start? Round up the whole team to help with inventory. By having everyone inspect, count, clean and grease up the tools they’ll use, they’re likely to take better care of them during the season. This exercise doubles as pre-season team building that will help educate your workers to the inventory your company has and the status for each of the items.

3. Organize Your Operation

How to make sure you’re prepared for whatever comes your way? Here at AVO we follow the 5S system for organizing our spaces so that work can be performed more efficiently, effectively, and safely. Originally developed as a manufacturing method in Japan, the 5S system focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, resulting in increased productivity and employee satisfaction. Read more about 5S here.

4. Know Your Fence

How will you develop your leads? Most homeowners don’t just want fence builders, they want fence consultants. Without knowledge of the differences between fence materials and styles homeowners tend to focus on upfront costs or aesthetics. By working closely with fence experts like the staff at AVO Fence & Supply you can learn how to sell customers on superior products, promising both you and your client better returns on your investment.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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More than your local fence company. AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here, to help you grow your fencing business. Start planning your next fencing project today at AVO Fence & Supply.

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Andrew Knott
President and General Manager of AVO Fence and Supply