Building Confidence & Equipping Designers on a Jobsite

The Course You Actually Needed in School

 

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Building Confidence & Equipping Designers on a Jobsite

The Course You Actually Needed in School

 

TELL ME MORE

"I am typically the only woman on the jobsite, to say that this has been a challenge would be an understatement! Over the years I've managed to cobble together my own standard operating procedures and carve out a niche and method of working with contractors and crews to achieve a level of success, but it hasn't been easy and I've often found myself wishing there was a teacher or a book that I could reference to make sure that I was doing things at the highest industry standard and charging what I was worth. I was thrilled when I found this course, as it ticked all of those boxes-and more. It has given me the guidance that I've been looking for, new insights into construction management best practices, and a stronger belief in myself when making the tough calls. Finally, Renee is not just talking the talk but walking the walk; if you have any questions or comments she is responsive and supportive. I've taken lots of courses over the years, and this one has truly been some of the best money I've ever spent on my continuing education as a designer!"

-Britta Butler

Raise your hand if any of these describe you:

  • You are incredibly talented with design but have no clue how to manage a construction project
  • You are worried you’re not maximizing the profitability of your construction management services
  • You are intimidated and overwhelmed on job sites and feel like you are pretending to be prepared
  • You know you can do this but can’t find the right guidance to help you get to the next level

I have been in this same place and I promise you
there is a better way.

Raise your hand if any of these describe you:

  • You are incredibly talented with design but have no clue how to manage a construction project
  • You are making little-to-no profit on design-only projects and feel exhausted and stuck
  • You are intimidated and overwhelmed on job sites and feel like you are pretending to be prepared
  • You know you can do this but can’t find the right guidance to help you get to the next level

I have been in this same place and I promise you there is a better way.

The better way means MORE.

 More time-freedom, more money, more confidence, more clarity……

 …..and most importantly, more JOY in building an interior design business that allows you to work with amazing clients on beautiful projects.

 You just need a step-by-step proven blueprint to guide you, skipping the pain (and about three years of struggle) of trying to figure this all out on your own.

And you need guidance and support along the way.

Renee’s course is a no-brainer for anyone new to the construction side of design. The program was just what I needed when those sneaky voices of self-doubt were speaking. Renee’s program was just what I needed to remind me that I am the professional my clients know I am.”

Ali Reuter

“Not only have I been able to utilize the knowledge in interacting with my clients positively, but I have also been able to educate my contractors in the process of a project and especially in closing a project well. This course has opened my eyes to construction management and an entire opportunity for work I was not capitalizing on.”

Dusti Jones

"Taking Renee’s construction management for designers course helped boost my confidence when it came to working on renovations. I feel like everything you need to know is in the course, and I particularly liked the video conference calls when you get to learn from other’s experiences. Highly recommend to any designer’s out there who are unsure when working on the job site."

-Jennifer Morrell
Introducing……

The truth is...

No other course will teach you the methods, processes and systems you need to run successful projects as well as this one does. 

I know because this is the exact method I used to grow my own business over the last 30 years.

The Interior Designer's Guide To Construction Management.

  • Walks you through the business of construction management - how to market yourself, get clients, maintain industry relationships and price your services successfully.

  • Guides you through every phase of construction, your responsibilities and best practices.
  • Details the multitude of steps necessary to get a project underway

  • Gives you budgeting tips and useable spreadsheets to position you as an expert

And so much more...

These skills will allow you to stand out among other designers, avoid costly mistakes, and create a business that supports your ideal lifestyle.

This course is for you!

I AM READY
Adding Construction Management in your design business is truly a game changer.

Successful Construction Management is...

knowing the stages and best practices, preparing for the inevitable problems and applying knowledge and skills to finish strong

Building Confidence &
Equipping Designers on a Jobsite

The Course You Actually Needed in School

Check out the modules inside the course to see the valuable and actionable lessons teaching you everything you'll need to manage your client's renovation projects.

Thriving as the Only Girl on the Jobsite

  • What it means to be the Only Girl On The Jobsite
  • Empowerment
  • Owning your role like a boss: navigating snide remark
  • Mindset mastery
  • How to prepare yourself to be a team member

The Business of Construction Management

  • How to add construction management services
  • Discover your ideal client avatar
  • Discovery call
  • Scope of work spreadsheet
  • How to start marketing yourself
  • Next level marketing
  • Industry partners spreadsheet
  • Tracking potential client outreach
  • Developing your contract
  • Are you a GC?
  • Project evaluation: making informed decisions
  • Turning down a project
  • When to trust your gut
  • The integral role of Interior Designers in construction projects
  • Specialty niches within construction 
  • Pricing Your Fees Strategies & Phases of Construction
    • Intro to pricing strategies & phases
    • Pricing strategies for construction projects
    • Pricing projects worksheet
    • Purchasing in construction management
    • Phases of construction explained: pre-construction
    • Phases of construction explained

Construction Management Roadmap

  • Getting the project off the ground
  • Delivering your client’s dreams
  • Emotional stages of construction
  • Guiding your client to the right project right now
  • Setting expectations
  • Plan around your client's life
  • Creating your project binder
  • Hiring the right way
  • Working with an architect
  • Budget savvy
  • Master project budget spreadsheet
  • Trades day meeting
  • How to decipher an estimate or contract
  • Surrounding expenses on a project
  • Surrounding expenses spreadsheet
  • Let's go shopping
  • Inspection label template
  • First week readiness
  • Chain of command
  • Setting & maintaining a meeting schedule
  • Project duration schedule
  • How to help your client hold on to their vision
  • Keeping the faith
  • Forewarn clients about ongoing mess
  • What to do when a project goes wrong
  • Creating the punch list
  • Sample punch list
  • Winding down
  • Final clean Up
  • Client master home book

Mastering Key Relationships

  • Building contractor relationships
  • Mastering the designer-client relationship
  • Understanding the client-contractor relationship
  • Building supportive relationships
  • Weekly update email

Essential Technical Skills

  • Construction terms
  • Creating a whole house finish schedule
  • Building code basics
  • Wood floor refinishing
  • Drawings
    • Floor plans 101
    • Design drawing clauses
    • Millwork details presentation
    • Millwork drawings explained
    • Primary suite floor plan example
    • Interior house elevations explained
  • Electrical
    • Electrical plan basics
    • Lighting schedule 101
    • Understanding an electrical switching plan
  • Bathrooms
    • Bathrooms introduction
    • Bathroom selections
    • Bathroom selections presentation
    • Bathroom niche detail presentation
  • Kitchens
    • Kitchens introduction
    • Kitchen selections
    • Simple kitchen elevation & section drawing
    • Large kitchen elevation & section drawing
    • Kitchen electrical & switching plan
  • Paint
    • Paint schedule example
    • Paint best practices
    • Paint estimate example

Learn the skills you need to successfully integrate construction management in your design firm to GROW your company…

This course teaches you how to market yourself to contractors, clients and other professionals to build your list of referrals so all the services a client could need, from decorating to construction management, are all under one roof- YOURS!

ENROLL NOW

Thriving as the Only Girl on the Jobsite 

  • What it means to be the Only Girl On The Jobsite
  • Empowerment
  • Owning your role like a boss: navigating snide remark
  • Mindset mastery
  • How to prepare yourself to be a team member
     
     

The Business of Construction Management

  • How to add construction management services
  • Discover your ideal client avatar
  • Discovery call
  • Scope of work spreadsheet
  • How to start marketing yourself
  • Next level marketing
  • Industry partners spreadsheet
  • Tracking potential client outreach
  • Developing your contract
  • Are you a GC?
  • Project evaluation: making informed decisions
  • Turning down a project
  • When to trust your gut
  • The integral role of Interior Designers in construction projects
  • Specialty niches within construction 
  • Pricing Your Fees Strategies & Phases of Construction
    • Intro to pricing strategies & phases
    • Pricing strategies for construction projects
    • Pricing projects worksheet
    • Purchasing in construction management
    • Phases of construction explained: pre-construction
    • Phases of construction explained
 
 

Construction Management Roadmap

  • Getting the project off the ground
  • Delivering your client’s dreams
  • Emotional stages of construction
  • Guiding your client to the right project right now
  • Setting expectations
  • Plan around your client's life
  • Creating your project binder
  • Hiring the right way
  • Working with an architect
  • Budget savvy
  • Master project budget spreadsheet
  • Trades day meeting
  • How to decipher an estimate or contract
  • Surrounding expenses on a project
  • Surrounding expenses spreadsheet
  • Let's go shopping
  • Inspection label template
  • First week readiness
  • Chain of command
  • Setting & maintaining a meeting schedule
  • Project duration schedule
  • How to help your client hold on to their vision
  • Keeping the faith
  • Forewarn clients about ongoing mess
  • What to do when a project goes wrong
  • Creating the punch list
  • Sample punch list
  • Winding down
  • Final clean Up
  • Client master home book
 
 

Mastering Key Relationships

  • Building contractor relationships
  • Mastering the designer-client relationship
  • Understanding the client-contractor relationship
  • Building supportive relationships
  • Weekly update email
 
 

Essential Technical Skills

  • Construction terms
  • Creating a whole house finish schedule
  • Building code basics
  • Wood floor refinishing
  • Drawings
    • Floor plans 101
    • Design drawing clauses
    • Millwork details presentation
    • Millwork drawings explained
    • Primary suite floor plan example
    • Interior house elevations explained 
  • Electrical
    • Electrical plan basics
    • Lighting schedule 101
    • Understanding an electrical switching plan 
  • Bathrooms
    • Bathrooms introduction
    • Bathroom selections
    • Bathroom selections presentation
    • Bathroom niche detail presentation 
  • Kitchens
    • Kitchens introduction
    • Kitchen selections
    • Simple kitchen elevation & section drawing
    • Large kitchen elevation & section drawing
    • Kitchen electrical & switching plan 
  • Paint
    • Paint schedule example
    • Paint best practices
    • Paint estimate example
 
 

Learn the skills you need to successfully integrate construction management in your design firm to GROW your company…

This course teaches you how to market yourself to contractors, clients and other professionals to build your list of referrals so all the services a client could need, from decorating to construction management, are all under one roof- YOURS!

ENROLL NOW

"You’re just amazing and I get so much out of calls with you - you’re very giving and easy to talk with - you’re like another designer friend who has a lot of experience who is willing to share all of it with us so that we don’t make the same mistakes you made."

Katie Rainey

"Renee emphasizes and reminds us we are a part of a team. Respecting all the trades and valuing everyone, especially yourself and where we fit in the equation as designers. This is an attitude of humility that allows everyone on the team to feel comfortable and share what is needed to move toward the common goal, a delighted client."

Sherry Hayes

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“This course has been the continuing education I needed and it continues to strengthen my skills to become the best Renovation Manager I could be. I quickly gained my return on investment within months.”

Virginia DesRoches

"This course gave me more than just a list of what to do. Renee gave real examples and actually taught me how to do each step. I can confidently speak of my value during a remodel and how I work with contractors during the process. I have had contractors tell me already, ‘WOW you can help with that too’?!!”

Melissa Manning

"This course is the complete package when it comes to learning what it takes to manage construction projects! As a new designer, I wanted to make sure I had the technical knowledge and skills to ensure a good project outcome. At the same time, so much of doing this work well involves relationships, including how to partner with contractors, architects, etc. And this relationship-based work is extremely nuanced. For example, how do you hold the vision for the design of the project and manage the overall process, but not MICRO manage contractors or others on the team. It's not an easy task! This course tackles the technical and relationship-based aspects of this work in equal measure and has been so helpful to me. In addition, Renee also includes an entire module on business management, including pricing and marketing. I keep coming back to these lessons as I work to hone my messaging and connect with industry partners. I would add that I have come across A LOT of interior design business coaches and trainings over the past few years. However, I haven't found anyone else who is guiding and supporting designers specifically in the areas of renovation and construction. I am so grateful to have found Renee and this course as I launch my own design business."

-Marisa Zappone

Meet Renée….

Renée Biery is a Luxury Interior Designer, Podcast Host and Construction Expert.

Educated at The New York School of Interior Design and employed by AD Top 100 firms, Renee has built an impressive resume. For the past three decades, she has created a niche expertise in managing large scale constructions from renovations to new builds. 

Even more impressive? Her passion to give back. Over the years, the industry has applauded her transparency and tactical advice to fellow designers. Today, she is on a mission to instill confidence in designers through her course, The Interior Designer’s Guide To Construction Management ™ - a 5 part digital course.

As a noted industry leader, she has been applauded by the likes of Washington Post and Miami Herald and has shared her expertise on LuAnn Nigara’s podcast, A Well Designed Business.

Becoming an expert in Construction Management is within your reach!!

Join my program and see your business soar to new heights. Let me be your mentor

LET'S GET STARTED!

Meet Renée….

Renée Biery is a Luxury Interior Designer, Podcast Host and Construction Expert.

Educated at The New York School of Interior Design and employed by AD Top 100 firms, Renee has built an impressive resume. For the past three decades, she has created a niche expertise in managing large scale constructions from renovations to new builds. 

Even more impressive? Her passion to give back. Over the years, the industry has applauded her transparency and tactical advice to fellow designers. Today, she is on a mission to instill confidence in designers through her course, The Interior Designer’s Guide To Construction Management ™ - a 5 part digital course.

As a noted industry leader, she has been applauded by the likes of Washington Post and Miami Herald and has shared her expertise on LuAnn Nigara’s podcast, A Well Designed Business.

Becoming an expert in Construction Management is within your reach!!

Join my program and see your business soar to new heights. Let me be your mentor

LET'S GET STARTED!

Not sure if this is for you? Read below for clarity:

This course is perfect for you if you are ready for:

✔ Happy clients who can't wait to refer you to their friends

✔ Contractors who bring you onto their next project

✔ Lucrative income stream for your company

This course may not be for you if….

✔ You prefer to discover success by trial and error

✔ You don’t enjoy mentorship and community

✔ You are satisfied and content with your business

✔ You always nail pricing your fees & are wildly profitable

When you enroll in The Interior Designer's Guide To Construction Management you get…..

1

Modules

30 years of experience condensed into 85+ bite size lessons full of everything you need to know to manage a smooth renovation.

2

Tools & Resources

Includes the templates and spreadsheets I use everyday inside my business including budget sheets, pricing spreadsheets, project checklists and more.

3

Marketing

Go beyond client referrals and learn strategies and tips on marketing yourself with professionals in surrounding industries to build lasting partnerships. Including email outreach templates and best practices from my 30+ years of experience

4

Designer Forum

Access to an exclusive Facebook group to ask for advice, check technical questions and learn tips and tricks from other community members as well as me in real time.

5

Bonus Live Q&As and Masterclasses

Join me and other designers every other month for a live Q&A and masterclass on hot topics in the industry such as pricing your fees, managing difficult clients, building report with the team, surefire marketing to fill your pipeline and more.

 

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  $1997

lifetime course access

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3 Payments of
$725

lifetime course access

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"I can't tell you how valuable it is for me to have you as a mentor & someone I can go to for professional advice when things occur. And you always seem to go above & beyond with the way you answer my questions. You have so much experience & knowledge & I'm just so grateful to have met you. You have had such an impact on my business. Thank you!"

-VD

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"I want to tell you that this is the best course I've ever taken. I'm kind of a course addict. I've invested a lot over the years because I believe a business can always be improved and I know that I don't know it all. While I always learn something, I'm often disappointed. Many course are very conceptual and don't dive into the actual execution. Your course does both. I understand the concepts but you give actual application steps and insight. Also, the structure is perfect. Each module is the perfect length. I can tackle 1 or 2 if I don't have much time, or I can do a deep dive and cover an entire section."

-GP