Author Archives: homesteadop

Key-Link Cable Railing Systems: Sleek Styling for a Contemporary Look

For customers looking for unobstructed views, cable railing systems deliver an open, low-profile alternative to more traditional fence and railing options. Their ease of installation makes them attractive to contractors, too. Key-Link Fencing & Railing offers both horizontal and vertical cable railing products that are conveniently boxed as kits and sold in 36” and 42”…

Plan-Do-Study-Act: Getting It Done the Deming Way

W. Edwards Deming—engineer, educator, and management consultant—left his mark on the working world with his revolutionary productivity principles. Although he advised international corporations, his teachings also can help local contractors improve how they work and increase profits. Plan-Do-Study-Act Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is particularly helpful. It’s based on applying four steps to projects, so that…

Product Spotlight: Fiberon® Good Life Decking

Homestead Outdoor Products is now stocking Fiberon Good Life Decking to replace Wolf’s recently discontinued Terrace Decking line. Wolf will serve as the area distributor of Good Life Decking. With similar pricing and features as Terrace Decking, Fiberon Good Life Decking is filling the “good” spot in our “good, better, best” options lineup. It offers…

Build On Trust—Jump-start 2019 at Our Open House Winter Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019. FREE hot breakfast at 6:30 a.m.; workshops begin at 7:30 a.m. Where: Homestead Outdoor Products, 905 W. Main St., New Holland, Pa. Why: Learn valuable business-building tips and product information to help you succeed in 2019. This year’s 20-minute workshops include: Reputation Building: Todd Burgard of Burgard Design will discuss…

Tips for Defining Your Business’s Focus

Don’t try to be all things to all customers. If you’re always coming in too low on Home Advisor quotes or losing your shirt on budget-conscious residential customers, you’re seeing signs that maybe you’re pursuing or taking work that isn’t a good fit for your company.  Have a company mission statement that defines your vision…

Then and Now: Horse Fencing

VINYL HORSE FENCES—THEN Way back when, in colonial times, whitewashed wood board rail fencing was the traditional choice for agricultural and other utilitarian purposes. It became known as “horse fencing” because it was ideal for keeping horses corralled. Because the fences were made of wood, they became a major spring project as miles upon miles…