WACO, TX - (Marketwired - Dec 29, 2015) - DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen design franchise owners recently visited the franchise's Springfield, Illinois-based design center, where they learned more about the benefits of EMT2, DreamMaker's cloud-based software for project management. The Springfield-based design center is currently run by owner Curt Trampe, one of DreamMaker's successful franchisees.
The new software utilizes an employee-based system as it calculates project deadlines and involves commissions based on completion time. Although some DreamMaker owners were skeptical about the new software because they used subcontractors instead of employees, these same franchisees were excited to implement the software once they became aware of EMT2's benefits.
Franchisee Tracy Moore of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was happy with his "glorified spreadsheet" system and was satisfied using subcontractors instead of taking on employees.
Moore had a change of heart when he witnessed how EMT2 had benefited franchisee Trampe's staffed business. Trampe's Springfield business doubled in two years and moved to a larger, high-traffic location -- success that other DreamMaker franchisees are eager to replicate.
"I watched other people on EMT2 get more familiar with it and incorporate the production commission pay scale that goes well with it," Moore said. "As I see other people using both these together they're doing quite well. EMT2 gives you good information on quality of leads, keeping up with leads, and producing quality projects."
In late May 2015, Moore hired his first employee since 2010 and said he planned to hire more. The capabilities of EMT2, and the success of Trampe and others who have used the program, gave Moore the hope that a well-ordered and profitable business is achievable while using a paid staff.
"I have full confidence in EMT2," Moore said. "There's been a lot of input from a lot of people with a lot of thought in this thing. It's foolish for me back to sit back and say, 'It won't work here.'"
For Moore and many other DreamMaker franchisees, EMT2 presents an incentive for lead carpenters to complete jobs on time without overspending on materials. The software also projects deadlines on each project. These deadlines bring out the star performers in production and weed the others out. From the lead carpenter's perspective, EMT2 provides a way to make good money in a production capacity for those who are extremely efficient.
"Employees are necessary," Moore said. "If we work diligently and hire the right person, it can also be enjoyable as well. Turnover is going to be a part of employment. It's going to happen, so we're going to have to accept it. But the positive is having a system finding the star performers."
With EMT2 projecting deadlines and amount of materials, lead carpenters have numbers to share with their employees and maintain a competitive atmosphere among them. Franchisees are likewise benefitting from the software, as it helps their business run smoother and without as many unforeseen issues, and provides them with the feedback they need to keep their DreamMaker franchise moving forward.
"These guys get together on a daily basis talking about what they did yesterday and where they stand," Moore said. "If you get that type of information daily you have control. You can't do anything about yesterday, but you can make some of it up today. Having that daily feedback lets you know if you're doing well or are below par and in need of stepping it up."
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