Forecast for the Future: The Decline of Skilled Trades

Forecast for the Future: The Decline of Skilled Trades

If you work in any of the industries we group together as “the trades,” you may have noticed a disturbing trend. While it’s easy to find grizzled and grey-haired workers, there aren’t many young people entering the industry to replace them. Each year older workers age...
My Four Simple Steps To Conflict Resolution

My Four Simple Steps To Conflict Resolution

Over the past twenty-five years of working here at Rocky Mountain Forest Products, I have learned through trial and error, the best way to handle conflict resolution with our customers. I learned quickly that all our customers wanted was to hear an updated version of...
The Story of Rocky Mountain Forest Products

The Story of Rocky Mountain Forest Products

based on an interview with my mom, Cheryl Hoefer My wife, Susan, recently sat down with my mom, Cheryl, and learned all about the beginnings of Rocky Mountain Forest Products. I thought it would be enjoyable to share this with all of you. It will give many of you a...
Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

The concept that “Perception is Reality” is often an overlooked aspect of business. If business owners were wise, they would stop to contemplate this statement and learn that how you are perceived truly affects your business, your staff, your company culture, and your...
The Most Important Factor of My Success

The Most Important Factor of My Success

The most important factor behind my success was acknowledging the importance of human emotion in business. Throughout the years of being mentored by my father, Dennis Hoefer, I learned how he managed the company by solely focusing on the bottom-line, rather than the...