Member Since 2016
A1 Garage Door Repair
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Tommy Mello is the owner and operator of A1 Garage Door Service, the host of the Home Service Expert podcast, and owner, or investor, in 14 other businesses ranging from Christmas lights to real estate to mobile apps and software. In 2010, Tommy became the sole owner and operator of a single Phoenix-based garage door service business that came with $50,000 in debt. Today, only a few short years later, A1Garage generates north of $30 million in annual revenue employing over 250 people in 12 separate states. Tommy has been recognized with Top Entrepreneurs under 35, Best Dealer and Super Service awards from multiple associations including Angie's List and The Better Business Bureau. He has been interviewed on numerous occasions by top television personalities and service-related publications. The Home Service Expert, Tommy's podcast, is the No. 1 learning resource for ambitious home service entrepreneurs. He created this podcast to share his knowledge with other entrepreneurs so they can grow their businesses as he did. Tommy is a regular contributor to Inc., Entrepreneur, and other business publications as well as featuring his own blog on both Home Service Expert and Home Service Millionaire. He has authored his own book covering all of his knowledge on the industry to help others. When not in the office or working on the businesses, you will find him on a plane headed to exotic locations or chasing that little white ball on an Arizona golf course. This visionary is transforming the face of the home service industry and is an inspiration to all of those wishing to take charge of their companies and live the lives they have always dreamed of. "My experience running one of the top home service businesses in the country has motivated me to help other entrepreneurs." And that he has...
There's a way better and likely way more profitable strategy to win in business than competing on price.
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The best employees have options, and you need to show why you're the number one option for them.
As business owners or leaders, we often find people to work for us who are like us. That might feel good, but that can be one of the biggest hiring mistakes.
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Apart from paying my employees better, here are a few other things I do for them, and what you could do, too.
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Having the right person point you in the right direction or give you proven shortcuts can be life-changing.
At the end of the day, leadership is about energy.
What we want is customers not once or twice, but for life.
A line of employees out my door asked for pay deductions when Covid-19 hit. That wasn’t just a moving moment for me. It’s a leadership lesson that I’d never forget.
Host more productive meetings by limiting the time and attendees.
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Dream big, do small.
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Instead of simply milking your customers for all they’re worth, cultivate long-term relationships.
Want to grow your company quickly? Support your employees through feedback.
There are a thousand soft skills that you can measure. But remember: Only a few will create the results you need to grow your business.
Would you go as far as to show up at your customer's door to rectify a company service issue?
You will learn and grow a lot faster with someone who has "been there, done that."
Outsourcing work is not just a convenient thing to do. It can be a great competitive advantage if you hire the right remote employees and manage them well.
Never prioritize growth over the happiness and well-being of your employees.
Your business relies on the skills and effort of your team. It’s up to you to help them find the skills and motivation to do their best and make your business shine.
You need attention and trust if you want to survive.
Hiring right the first time can play a factor in the future success of your business.
Building up your credit now will have a significant impact on the future growth of your business.
By preparing now, you can make the most of a decline in the economy and leverage it for your business.
Your people are at the crux of your entire operation.
Passion can't be feigned, but it means everything to the core of your business.
A1 Garage Door Service is the best choice garage door specialist in the industry. We install, service and repair all kinds and types of garage doors in the United States. A1 Garage Door Service is known for providing only the best value for money. We always aim for the best possible customer service and experience, reasonable costs for our products and services, give FREE estimates and FREE professional advice as well as amazing deals and discounts when you book our service. What’s more, we GUARANTEE that we service all manufacturer warranties, including lifetime warranties. What more can you ask for? Also, Tommy Mello is the host of the podcast Home Service Expert, where he interviews some of the countries best entrepreneurs and experts in the home service industry to share their surprising strategies and insights that have made them successful. Home Service Millionaire has been created for home service owners who don’t know how to grow because they can’t possibly work any more hours than they already are, who are just getting started and want to grow their business fast and effectively, owners who have surpassed the 6-figure barrier but are now feeling stuck, managers who want to excel in their jobs and become better leaders, or employees who wants to grow and deliver outstanding results. He wanted to help other entrepreneurs grow their businesses as he has.
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