We Deliver Great Performances For Trades

Business coaching and support services for the Trades and Construction industry.

The majority of our clients are in the trades. There is good reason for this. Great Performances Group has extensive experience in the trades and contracting environment and understand both the challenges and opportunities.

We work with Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, General Contracting, Design Build, Finishing Carpentry, Roofing, Painting, and other trades.

We grow Trades Businesses like we grow any other business, through the Great Performances 3-Cycle approach. Some of the opportunities and challenges unique to the trades that we address include:

Recruiting. There are no great places or times to recruit in the trades. Either you are in a hothouse environment where candidates are scarce and pay through the roof, or you are in a ‘quiet’ environment where it is impossible to find even moderately qualified candidates because… they are all moving to the hothouse locations!

Getting Off the Tools. You can’t grow your business if you are on the tools. We help you start from scratch to build the systems and the team to get you off the tools and growing your business.

Beyond Feast and Famine. The trades are closely tied to housing cycles and even the weather. We work to develop predictable cash flow, diversified revenue sources, and a team that knows customer service and sales are at least as important as anything they learned at school.

Trades and Construction industry business coaching and support services.

I’ve been working with Clemens Rettich for about 4 years now. During this time our company the Super Plumber has more then quadrupled in size by revenue, employees, and profit. Thru this process, I’ve included Clemens in every major decision that I’ve required feedback and advice on. He has a way of making complicated process’s uncomplicated, and helps me feel more confident in my decisions. If your thinking about using his services, stop thinking so much, just do it. You’ll be impressed.

-Brody Funk GM, The Super Plumber ltd.

Business Training Program

Our training program helps you to build the foundations for a healthy and profitable business within a small group setting over 26 weeks.

Business Foundations Program

We want to help you build the foundations for a healthy & profitable business.

Business Growth Program

You are the owner of a newer business (less than 5 years) and you know that in order to grow you need to move from working in the business to working on the business. We help you set the stage.

Business Expansion Program

Your business is successful. You are ready to expand your business into new models or new markets. You understand and are looking for opportunities for non-linear growth and scaling up.

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John has been my business coach for a year now and I have seen an ROI of 25% in my net Revenue and profit as a result. He has helped me to focus on driving sales, focusing my time, improving production and employee satisfaction. As an entrepreneur, it is important to know where you are in your business and specifically where you are going. John has given me tools to analyse what I have done and do what i have to do to move my business forward.

Cheryl Foley

I highly recommend John as a coach and a business consultant: deep experience and interest in a client's needs, strong support and powerful coaching skills helped me to identify a new level of my business development through amazing "Aha moment!" just in a hour work with John! Thank you John, and wishing you well!

Marina Malmberg – Owner

John is a visionary that takes global thinking from years of experience across big and small corporate environments, and applies it locally by pursuing his passion of providing traction for micro business growth. Working alongside John at The Network Hub Nanaimo has resulted in several "a-ha!" moments through discussion and collaboration, and John's presence is reassuring. So, if you are like me - a micro-business owner with a 'why not' mindset - you will likely experience a faster 'concept' to 'commercialization' for your business by working with John.

Angie Bernard, Hub Builder