Basic Supplies Every Installer Should Have

After being a window treatment installer for over a decade, I have pretty much mastered my essential toolbox to make sure all jobs are done efficiently and timely (wasted time is wasted money!)

Here are a few essential tools I recommend you always...

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Do You Want to Grow? Then Stop Doing It All!

Want to know the best secret for growing your window treatment installation company?

STOP doing it ALL!

Growing a company takes a lot of work, but when you try to do it all by yourself, you end up burnt out and stuck.

My secret to growing ...

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What Your Clients Should Think About Your Installer
Your installer = your business' first impression

And the only impressions your installer should leave for your client are good ones.

Being professional, detail oriented and careful are the top three impressions an installer should lead with...
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3 Things You Can Learn to Become a Better Installer

Learning to be "the best" comes with staying on top of trends, always learning, and always improving what you do so you can do it better.

A few things I always recommend for you to improve include:

Learning window types

With the vast variety of...

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What Are Your Clients Saying About You?

In the service industry, reviews can 100% make your business!

Referrals are a huge source of leads and when your current clients trust you enough to share their experience with your company publicly, your chances of standing out among the...

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3 Ways to Become a Top Notch Installer

At Trading Up Academy, we are training window treatment installers to become TOP NOTCH through education, networking and hands on experience.

Here are a few mottos we follow to ensure our installers are on their way to becoming the BEST!

1. Always...

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An Installer's Most Important Tool!

Want to know what your most important tool is an installer?

You might think it's another tool in your toolbox, but in reality, your most important tool is your body!

Making sure you are taking care of your body so it can get the job done day in...

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When Looking for Installers Becomes too Hard ...

I attended the International Window Coverings Expo a few weeks ago where I got a chance to speak with a lot of industry professionals. 

Professionals who are interior designers, manufacturers, fabricators and more! 

Do you want to know...

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3 Window Types You Should Know as a Window Treatment Installer

Do you know these 3 crucial window types?

If you're a window treatment installer, you should know these 3 window types and how to work with them!

1. Double Windows: one of the most common types of windows, the double window is a type of window...

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Do You Have What It Takes? Part 3 (final)

Today is Part 3 (final) of our serie Do you have what it takes? Make sure to check it out Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them. We are going to discuss four more qualities that are necessary to become an awesome window treatment installer. In...

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Do You Have What It Takes? Part 1

In order to become a great installer, you will need to check a few boxes. It is a bit more complex than you may think. I see many people calling themselves window treatment installers, but to me, they are far from it. Just because someone can...

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Making A Leg Longer

Most of the commercial work I do are small projects such as coffee shops, restaurants and retail stores. These projects mostly use aluminum frame windows.

The good news is that I virtually never use anchors since all screws go into aluminum. The...

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