Red Bank, August 08, 2016 — Design Build Planners has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Red Bank Award in the Architects category by the Best Businesses of Red Bank Award Program. This marks the third year in a row that this Red Bank business has won this prestigious award.
Each year, the Best Businesses of Red Bank Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Red Bank area a great place to live, work and play. Continue reading →
Being in the remodeling industry in several different capacities over many years, I have witnessed many mistakes that contractors made and the poor decisions that homeowners made.
With the intent to make remodeling projects more professional and pleasant for all those involved, we created Design Build Planners. Our unique, award-winning project design and development process offers homeowners a smarter approach to home remodeling. We prepare our clients with design options, accurate budgets, detailed work scope, scheduling, and product selections. From there, we discuss the next step, which is how to get the project built. A homeowner can choose to build themselves (DIY), GC or manage the project themselves, hire their own contractor, or work with our recommended remodeler from the DBP Preferred Network. Continue reading →
In the category of “It’s a small world”
Last week a Clark, New Jersey homeowner called a remodeler about getting some work done. The woman asked, “Do you know Neil Parsons?” The 25 year old remodeler answered, “Yes, I do!” She explained that Parsons Construction did work on her home almost 30 years ago.
The moral of the story: In business it is important to build a brand. Be memorable, leave an impression, and hopefully, most often, it’s a good impression. Continue reading →
In November, 2015 the staff at Houzz invited Neil Parsons to do a video interview in New York to illustrate the unique project design process and the acclaimed success of Design Build Planners. Below is the 60 second Houzz video.
The experience was fun and rewarding. It will also serve as a platform for the Design Build Planners system to expand into other territories and markets. DBP offers homeowners a project design and budget service up front to well prepare them to have their project built by a third party. The process paves the way for a professional and pleasant remodeling experience for all involved. Continue reading →
Design Build Planners Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and Customer Service
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World.
January 12, 2016 – Design Build Planners of Red Bank, NJ has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This unparalleled project design firm that offers a “smarter approach to home remodeling” was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Continue reading →
Recently, conducting a sales training class made me think of one of my favorite jokes related to the remodeling industry. Joke telling is actually an exercise that I apply to my training. Telling a joke well requires the same attributes as a good sales presentation: knowledge, confidence, timing and delivery.
I apologize in advance if any part of this joke offends you based on your heritage, religion…or profession.
Here is the remodeling industry joke: Continue reading →
Design Build Planners of Red Bank, NJ Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award
Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World
Red Bank, NJ, January 19, 2015 – Design Build Planners of Red Bank has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The project design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Continue reading →
I’m certain that I have told most of you this story before. However, I feel the need to rewrite the story of how we got Slugger, not for your benefit, but for mine.
It was a Friday morning in December of 1999. As I was getting ready to leave for work, my son Andrew, who had just turned 7, came to talk to me with a newspaper in his hand. The new, but avid, reader circled an ad in the classified section. Continue reading →
If you’ve been on social media lately, surely you have seen short videos of people dumping buckets of water on themselves. In these videos, after completing the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, the participants nominates friends to do the same, or gives their nominees the option of donating $100 to the ASL Association. A number of high profile figures have dumped ice on their heads, like Chris Christie, Justin Timberlake, and Mark Zuckerberg. On the other hand, President Obama chose just to donate. Continue reading →
The Design Build Planners are remodeling consumer advocates. DBP wants to help homeowners achieve a professional and pleasant remodeling experience. There are way too many common remodeling complaints from homeowners.
While there are several paid services that Design Build Planners provides for both remodelers and homeowners, here are three free offers for homeowners planning a remodeling project: Continue reading →