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helping great builders

build great businesses

Get Proven Systems & Expert Coaching To Reclaim Your Time, Multiply Your Profits & Take Your Business To The Next Level.

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in just 12 months our members…

(On average, based on an interval survey held Sept 2022)

get back 8+ hours
each week

increase their
gross profit by 31%

get booked out For 6-12
months with profitable work

the step-by-step process

for building a residential construction business that gives you both

more money + More time...

What Do You Need Help With Right Now?

i need help with

sales & Marketing

I want to have a steady flow of the right kind of leads & don’t have to compete on price to win jobs…

➡ Are you relying on “word of mouth” or tenders to win new jobs?

➡ Worrying about where the next job is coming from or how you’ll keep your guys busy?

➡ Do you have an internal debate when pricing jobs and find yourself “sharpening your pencil” to win projects based purely on PRICE?

➡ Ever spend way too many hours pricing small jobs, or pricing jobs you never hear back from?

If so, then you will benefit from our Booked Out Builder System.

i need help with

SYSTEMS & Building A Team

I want systems to run the business & my team to run the systems (with a clear culture of accountability and performance)...

➡ Struggling to find good guys who can get sh*t done without constant babysitting?

➡ Do you reinvent the wheel on each job?

➡ Finding yourself jumping back on the tools because “no one does it like I do”?

➡ Are you swamped with paperwork on the nights and weekends?

➡ Everything is in your head, and everything must go through you in order to get done?

If so, you’re probably lacking key operational, hiring, and management systems.

i need help with

profit & cash flow

I want to run the business profitably, and know I’ll have profit before, during, and after each project…

➡ Is your profit a mystery until the end of the year?

➡ Are you robbing Peter to pay Paul so you can pay your staff, suppliers, or pay off debt just in time (or too late)?

➡ Are you paying yourself less than a $100K salary, or…
Is your company returning less than 10-15% net profit each year (after your salary is paid)?

The good news is, our Profitable Builder System optimises your Pricing, Project Management, Marketing, and Sales so you don’t have to compete on price.

READY TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

which type of building company owner

are you ?

builder

($0 - $2M)

You may feel like you’re spinning all the plates – pricing, managing sub-contractors, liaising with clients, sales, marketing, hiring and management, admin, paperwork – if it’s gonna get done it’s up to YOU to do it.

Maybe you keep getting sucked back on-site to “put out fires” – when you leave, everything goes sideways. Meaning your guys call you 27 times a day with questions and issues only you can solve.

Maybe you can’t remember your last vacation – or worry that if you took time off you’d come back to a smoking wreck of a business.

Or perhaps you spend your evenings buried in paperwork – Pricing jobs, dealing with suppliers – it feels like you never get to spend any time with the family.

solution

business owner

($2M - $5M)

You don’t have repeatable processes for key business functions like pricing, project management, recruitment

Key business information is stuck in your head – it’s often easier to do things yourself rather than explain them to someone else

You’re on the “feast or famine” rollercoaster – some months you’ve got large projects on the go with great progress payments rolling in… Other months your guys are twiddling their thumbs and you’re scrambling to keep them busy

The thought of taking a vacation still terrifies you – if you stepped away for more than 2 weeks, you’d likely come back to chaos, angry clients, and weeks of backlogged admin work

You’re stuck doing the high-skilled tasks in your business (like pricing and project management) – you don’t know how to find the right Office Manager, QS/Estimator, Foreman to take over. You might not even know if you can afford them

solution

enterpreneur

($5M - $12M+)

You’re ready to grow to the next level and build wealth…

Maybe you want to start doing house & land packages, structure buy-ins for your team, start additional businesses, set up your current business for sale, or maybe all of the above…

You want to join the top 1% of builders in the industry and need advice from experts who have already “been there, done that”...

solution

Get a custom roadmap to take your business to the next level

here’s what you need
to know
about us

Hi, I’m Marti Amos, founder of “TPB” The Professional Builder.

Over my career, I’ve been the Marketing Manager for Honda, the Country Manager for Pirelli Tyres, and New Zealand’s top-ranked business coach for Action Coach. I’ve also started, grown, and managed several seven-figure companies of my own.

For the past 19 years, I’ve been devoted 100% to the residential construction game.

Over that time, I’ve worked hand-in-hand with over 2,369+ building company owners – ranging from $0-$50M+ in revenue – to help systemise their operations, win back their time, and make more money on their terms.

And I’ve learned a TRUCK LOAD in the process.

In fact, during our journey…

My team and I have tried and tested proven processes, procedures, and systems for every single aspect of a thriving construction business.

Above: One of the many live events TPB holds for residential builders around the world.

WE’VE LITERALLY PULLED APART EVERY PART OF A SUCCESSFUL BUILDING COMPANY. THEN REFINED IT, SYSTEMISED IT AND DOCUMENTED IT.

Now, we help business owners – like you – plug these proven systems into your businesses to climb from “Builder” to “Business Owner” to “Entrepreneur” (and beyond).

So regardless of where you are on the “builders ladder” we can guide you with the best strategies to take you where you want to go.

It’s all about having the right strategy at the right time for your situation.

Above: TPB Members building out their business systems
up at one of our ‘Builders Summits’.

AS A TPB MEMBER, YOU GAIN ACCESS TO:

MARKETING SYSTEMS

Like the 1% referral system, the “rainy day postcard strategy”, the lead generating direct response website, site signage, Facebook ads, etc – Attract a consistent flow of great inquiries without relying on word of mouth or tenders.

Sales systems

Weed out the time wasters and win large jobs at 20-25% margins… PLUS turn your quotes into valuable services that clients will pay for.

Pricing systems

Quickly back-cost jobs using real numbers… with all inclusions accounted for… and with 25%+ markup baked into every job. 

On-site procedures

(Like staff scorecards, daily “stand up” meeting procedures, The 287 Point QA checklist, etc) to keep jobs moving forward like clockwork… and your guys working like A-players even when you’re not there.

Hiring and onboarding systems

Helping you to FIND the best candidates, and get them up to speed and performing quickly inside your business.

Numbers and financial systems

See the health of your business in real-time and make informed strategic decisions about cash flow, profitability, debt, etc.

Admin systems

Allowing you to document your entire back-office and delegate large chunks of it to an office manager or assistant (saving you hours, even days every week).

LEADERSHIP Systems

Helping you become the leader of your organisation, while improving your mindset, self-belief, time management, personal effectiveness, planning, goal setting and more.

+ MUCH MORE

We’ve literally dissected EVERY part of a successful building company. Then refined it, systemised it, and documented it into proven frameworks.  

HERE ARE THE 3 MUST-HAVE PILLARS

OF A “TRULY WEALTHY” BUILDING COMPANY

1. Pipeline (Sales & Marketing)

If you try to scale a building business with LESS than 20% margins, you’ll either: 

A) Run out of money. 

Or…

B) End up juggling too many roles in the business & feel overwhelmed as you won’t have enough money to hire great people. 

And if you try to scale a building company doing small jobs, you’ll go insane (too many clients, complexity, etc). 

Good marketing & sales systems will help solve all those issues. 

You Need: 

  1. Expert Positioning – Become THE go-to builder in your niche/local area and can charge premium prices & get paid what you’re worth.

     

  2. On-Demand Lead Flow– Have a selection of jobs to choose from (and can choose the best/biggest jobs).

     

  3. A Proven Sales Process – to weed out time wasters, convert good jobs with consistency (and high margins), and position yourself as THE expert your clients can trust with the biggest investment of their lives.

“WE DON’T COMPETE ON PRICE…”

“Having a clear sales process out of my head that we can follow is a game changer… we don’t compete on price and are able to nurture leads as they come through our pipeline.”

Lloyd Godfrey,LM Projects

2. Process (Team & Systems)

If you want your business to work FOR you, you need two key things: 

1. You need SYSTEMS to run the business…

So everything is done in repeatable and consistent ways, every time. 

And…

2. You need a rock-solid TEAM to run those systems…

So you aren’t stuck working IN the business 24/7 (instead you can work ON your business).

“SYSTEMS HELPED ME STEP BACK…”

“I’ve got a clear path for my business, and also my personal life. Having the systems has helped me step back and look at things differently, and get new, better results”

Phill Claffey, Character Building

3. Profit (Numbers & Pricing)

Builders “guess” about their numbers.
Real business owners know their numbers in real-time. 

Understanding your numbers is the key to controlling your Work In Progress, hitting your progress payment milestones, and constantly improving your profit and cash flow

So, if you want to scale a building company that provides you with a $100K+ salary – PLUS – a 6 or even 7-figure annual profit, you’ll need: 

  1. Proven Gross Profit Systems – so you get paid for all inclusions, all variations/change orders AND 20%+ margin on every job.
  2. A Cash Flow Forecast – so you know exactly when money is coming and going at all times (and can make plans to cover short falls).
  3. A Financial Dashboard – showing key numbers in real time – like leads, conversion rates, number of new jobs, gross margin, fixed costs, etc. 
  4. Break Even Analysis – so you know exactly how many jobs you need to win before you hit “pay dirt”… When you can afford to hire more people/buy equipment, and when you need to tighten the belt on your overheads.

“WE’VE HIT A 25% GROSS MARGIN”

“From the start of our financial year to February, we’ve hit a 25% gross margin.”

Brent Tamati, Direct Building Solutions

why the professional builder?

#1 community of high-performance builders in the world!

We only work with residential home builders & remodelers (So you know that every system, every template, and every piece of advice you get has been refined over 19 years to get results in businesses just like yours.)

131+ battle-tested plug-and-play systems, SOPs and processes used by the top 5% of building companies around the world. (Don’t reinvent the wheel. Get the tools that are proven to work by thousands of top performing building businesses and shortcut your journey to success.)

6 expert coaches with over 75 years of combined experience helping residential construction company owners from USA, New Zealand, Australia, U.K., and all around the world. You’ll never be left wondering “What should I do next?”. These coaches will show you exactly what you need to do and how to do it.)

A 23-person team devoted to helping you get unstuck, moving forward, and kicking goals

Above: Our TPB Boardroom Members. Boardroom is our elite group for building companies turning over $5M or more.

oVER 19 years & 2,369+ success stories,

we’ve tried, tested & proven

the builder’s success roadmap

The Builder’s Roadmap maps out the entire, proven path we’ve pioneered to take you from Builder ($0-$2M), to Business Owner ($3M-$5M), to Entrepreneur ($5M-$12M+). 

It contains ALL of our 131 proven strategies, SOPs and systems – each designed to bring you more time and more money. 

But better than that…

It takes into account your revenue level, your goals, and your current “growing pains”.

Then it shows you exactly which key strategies YOU need to deploy to continue your journey upwards.

Download the Builders Roadmap for yourself today.

latest podcast episodes

Interviews & insights on what’s working right now for the world’s top residential building companies

The Builder’s All-in-one Playbook for a Profitable Construction Biz

Hey Builders, we've got some awesome news for you! I've written a book called "The Profitable Builders Playbook". Inside are the lessons I've learned from 19 years of working with builders like you. We've distilled this knowledge from our mistakes, wins, and lessons learned here at TPB.

Be the Residential Builder of Choice without Lowering Your Prices

Remember our last episode on pricing for profit? We nailed hiring a QS, choosing the right pricing model, and setting higher margins. Now, let's address the big question: How do you land clients when your rates are higher? This is what we're diving into today on The Builder's Ladder Podcast. 

Go from Lowball to Profitable with These 4 Pricing Strategies

On this episode of The Builders Ladder Podcast, we're tackling PRICING for PROFIT. We want to help you get the confidence to charge higher. Because, as cheesy as it sounds, professional builders like you deserve to get paid more!

are you ready to take your
building company to the NEXT LEVEL?

1. GET EXCLUSIVE TRAINING & EXPERT COMMUNITY ON OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP

2. LISTEN TO SUCCESS STORIES FROM BUILDERS WHO'VE BEEN IN YOUR SHOES AND CLIMBED TO THE NEXT LEVEL...

Hear directly from the hundreds of business owners about how they:

OR... YOUR BEST OPTION!

3. LET’S CHAT AND MAP OUT A

FREE 90-DAY GROWTH PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We’ll help you get clear on your goals – both business and personal.

There are a few questions to consider as it’ll give us and you a clearer idea of what you want.

These questions are:

(Nothing is out of reach here so be honest with yourself and dream big.)

Then…

We’ll walk you through the PROVEN strategies that'll FAst Track you towards these goals in the next 90-days.

These will be just a handful of strategies from our vault of 131 proven winners.

However, the strategies we prescribe will depend entirely on your current situation AND your goals.

We will prioritise the top 1-5 strategies that’ll make the biggest impact over the next 90-days.

For example: The strategies we prescribe to business owners who just want to “stop doing paperwork in the evenings” are very different from what we’d prescribe to someone doing $30M and wants to build out their management team.

You’ll get the best strategies for YOU. Right now.

We’ll Hand You a 1-Page “Game Plan” Detailing the Strategies…

You can take the plan away and deploy it as and when you choose.

Of course, if you want to chat about how we can help you deploy your plan faster, with more clarity and confidence – we’ll be happy to give you all the details. But there’ll be no pressure or sales pitches on this call.

“YES! LET’S MAKE A PLAN TO TAKE
MY BUSINESS TO
THE NEXT LEVEL”

How Does Your Building Company Compare?

Take our 43-pt “Business Health Audit” to see how your business compares to others, and identify which areas to focus on for the biggest results (80/20 principal).