Over the years, people would poke fun at my dad – my sister and I included.

He’s a checklist guy.

He has his desk at home and his daily to-do list. Has his fall checklist for around the house. His camping checklist (see a copy of it in the P.S. below – it’s a thing of beauty!)

A spreadsheet that tracks my mom and his doctor visits and the results of them. Step-by-step instructions for how to set-up the pop-up camper. You get the picture.
I participated in the razzing of him when I was younger:

‘Dad – do you need to make an inventory list for that bin you take camping? Really?! Can’t we just open it up and look inside?

As I got married, started life, began taking care of our house, went camping, packed for trips, etc. – I realized – my dad’s got this thing figured out.


Why? Why does he do all this?

It saves time.

You don’t forget things.

It’s less stressful.

When he lets his kids borrow the pop-up camper – those step-by-step instructions are pretty stinkin’ handy.

Once a year maintenance things get taken care of.

It’s easy for him to find information and the history of things.

Things don’t get lost.


Now why am I telling you all of this?

I hope it’s obvious. As I’ve said before, running a remodeling business is not for the faint of heart. It’s tough and complicated.

Checklists, systems, and processes make things easier, helps you save time, and be more efficient and profitable.

When it comes to a system and process to:

  • Manage your sales pipeline
  • Automate professional emails/postcards to prospects
  • Stay-in-touch regularly with your previous clients
  • Track where your leads are coming from
  • Send out neighborhood Pardon Our Dust campaigns
  • And much more

Remodelers AutoPilot is an excellent option.

P.S. I emailed my dad asking for his camping checklist. Here it is in case you want to be inspired!

The best part is the line at the top that says:

‘Inform Penny [my mom] of location, itinerary and estimated time of return’

That’s a manly man right there!