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Blackwell is a no-brainer. We switched immediately to StraightFor- ward Pricing,” Blackwell said. Th e turning around of the company did not happen overnight. Even though AirTime 500 has many great tools for contractors to use, they need to em- brace change and,more importantly, get their staff to embrace change. Th is was especially true of Rose Brothers, which had many long- time employees — including the third employ- ee that company had hired back in 1973. But AirTime 500 has a tool for that, also. PREPARING FOR CHANGE “At fi rst people were scared about all the changes. AirTime sent me a book called Who Moved My Cheese. It talks about change and how people react to change. I made it man- datory reading. I laid it in the break room and said they have until September to read the book, and that when I get back from Air- Time there will be a test. Anybody who does not read it will be looking for another job,” Blackwell said. With everyone onboard, by Kyle GARGARO ESS that Profi t Day again and j I joined that September, and i was kind of overwhelming. But I had a really good advisor, a wo he walked me through it t at weeks at a time. I had to e the elephant one bite at a time,” Blackwell said. Rose Brotherswas known for years as the company th t would put a bandage on an amputation. HerHer dad d and un- cle would fi x stuff over and over, and it would drive Blackwell crazy. “But now I am glad they did that because we have this big, old fi eld to harvest. And it is not that we are going out trying to rip our customers off . We just inform them a lot more. And when they are well-informed, it emerald green ackwell is a no-brainer. We switched immediately to StraightFor- ward Pricing,” Blackwell said. Th e turning around of the company did not happen overnight. Even though AirTime 500 has many great tools for contractors to use, they need to em- brace change and,more importantly, get their staff to embrace change. Th is was especially true of Rose Brothers, which had many long- time employees — including the third employ- ee that company had hired back in 1973. But AirTime 500 has a tool for that, also. PREPARING FOR CHANGE “At fi rst people were scared about all the changes. AirTime sent me a book called Who Moved My Cheese. It talks about change and how people react to change. I made it man- datory reading. I laid it in the break room and said they have until September to read the book, and that when I get back from Air- Time there will be a test. Anybody who does not read it will be looking for another job,” Blackwell said. With everyone onboard, by Kyle GARGARO ESS that Profi t Day again and j I joined that September, and i was kind of overwhelming. But I had a really good advisor, a wo he walked me through it t at weeks at a time. I had to e the elephant one bite at a time,” Blackwell said. Rose Brotherswas known for years as the company th t would put a bandage on an amputation. HerHer dad d and un- cle would fi x stuff over and over, and it would drive Blackwell crazy. “But now I am glad they did that because we have this big, old fi eld to harvest. And it is not that we are going out trying to rip our customers off . We just inform them a lot more. And when they are well-informed, it emerald green so so they would stand out more. They changed company policy in regard to personnel. Th e result? Th e Yorktown, Va.-company almost doubled its revenues last year as it did $1.2million inbusiness. Th is is the best year the company has had under Blackwell. “It is amazing,” Blackwell said. “We are only one year into it, and we have barely tapped all ning a cross-country trip h h r hu ba su with her husbandthis summer. “One of the thingsAirTime teaches you is to put management inplace and let go of the reins. I was doing everything but running the service calls,” Blackwell said. “One of the first things they teach you is to get your team in place and delegate. Th at is one thing I have done, and it has freed my husband and I up to do a lot more traveling.” TSC the changes started rolling. Th e company went from be- ing nearly $100,000 in debt to totally debt- free. Th ey changed the way they paid their crews. Th ey hired three new people. They changed their logo and painted the trucks the changes we want to make. I knowthatAirTimewillberight there with us the whole way. They off er anything and every- thing. It is a foolproof recipe for running your business. I had no business training whatsoever and no college education, and AirTime is helping me shape this business so I can hand it down to the next generation. It’s exciting to think I cansendmy sons toBusi- ness 101 by learning this business, where I was just grasping in the dark when I started. I had no clue before I got hookedup withAirTime.” One son, Justin Burroughs, is operations manager, and the other,RyanBurroughs, heads up the installation department. The youngest son, Jordan Burroughs, is not on the payroll, but designed the company Website and helps with a lot of the technical problems. “I would not hesitate to tell anyone to join AirTime. It is a recipe for success. If you are a teachable person, and a person who is at a point where you realize you need help … it is a godsend. The people at AirTime have been great. They get me any- thing I need. It is a network of people that are in the same shoes that you are in, and you can call themanytime,” Blackwell said. “Whatever problem you are having, some- body will have some idea that will help you turn your situation around.” So inste d of working the blu light special , Blackwell is pl an- Blackwell lackwell is a no-b ackwell is a no-brainer. We switched immediately to StraightFor- ward Pricing,” Blackwell said. Th e turning around of the company did not happen overnight. Even though AirTime 500 has many great tools for contractors to use, they need to em- brace change and,more importantly, get their staff to embrace change. Th is was especially true of Rose Brothers, which had many long- time employees — including the third employ- ee that company had hired back in 1973. But AirTime 500 has a tool for that, also. PREPARING FOR CHANGE “At fi rst people were scared about all the changes. AirTime sent me a book called Who Moved My Cheese. It talks about change and how people react to change. I made it man- datory reading. I laid it in the break room and said they have until September to read the book, and that when I get back from Air- Time there will be a test. Anybody who does not read it will be looking for another job,” Blackwell said. With everyone onboard, by Kyle GARGARO ESS that Profi t Day again and j I joined that September, and i was kind of overwhelming. But I had a really good advisor, a wo he walked me through it t at weeks at a time. I had to e the elephant one bite at a time,” Blackwell said. Rose Brotherswas known for years as the company th t would put a bandage on an amputation. HerHer dad d and un- cle would fi x stuff over and over, and it would drive Blackwell crazy. “But now I am glad they did that because we have this big, old fi eld to harvest. And it is not that we are going out trying to rip our customers off . We just inform them a lot more. And when they are well-informed, it emerald green so they would stand out more. They changed company policy in regard to personnel. Th e result? Th e Yorktown, Va.-company almost doubled its revenues last year as it did $1.2million inbusiness. Th is is the best year the company has had under Blackwell. “It is amazing,” Blackwell said. “We are only one year into it, and we have barely tapped all ning a cross-country trip h h r hu ba su with her husbandthis summer. “One of the thingsAirTime teaches you is to put management inplace and let go of the reins. I was doing everything but running the service calls,” Blackwell said. “One of the first things they teach you is to get your team in place and delegate. Th at is one thing I have done, and it has freed my husband and I up to do a lot more traveling.” TSC the changes started rolling. Th e company went from be- ing nearly $100,000 in debt to totally debt- free. Th ey changed the way they paid their crews. Th ey hired three new people. They changed their logo and painted the trucks the changes we want to make. I knowthatAirTimewillberight there with us the whole way. They off er anything and every- thing. It is a foolproof recipe for running your business. I had no business training whatsoever and no college education, and AirTime is helping me shape this business so I can hand it down to the next generation. It’s exciting to think I cansendmy sons toBusi- ness 101 by learning this business, where I was just grasping in the dark when I started. I had no clue before I got hookedup withAirTime.” One son, Justin Burroughs, is operations manager, and the other,RyanBurroughs, heads up the installation department. The youngest son, Jordan Burroughs, is not on the payroll, but designed the company Website and helps with a lot of the technical problems. “I would not hesitate to tell anyone to join AirTime. It is a recipe for success. If you are a teachable person, and a person who is at a point where you realize you need help … it is a godsend. The people at AirTime have been great. They get me any- thing I need. It is a network of people that are in the same shoes that you are in, and you can call themanytime,” Blackwell said. “Whatever problem you are having, some- body will have some idea that will help you turn your situation around.” So inste d of working the blu light special , Blackwell is pl an- 19 19 www.TheSuccessfulContractor.com

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