No business comes with a manual that tells us exactly what to do, how to do it, and when to do it, regardless of industry. Instead, we’re forced to learn as we go, brainstorming and strategizing, taking steps in faith, and hoping we’re making the right choices.

Of course, we all sometimes wish that we knew all the answers and secrets to having a successful business at the start. That’s why one of the most popular questions asked of entrepreneurs and business owners is “What do you wish someone had told you starting out?”

But that’s part of the power of having a mentor or business consultant or coach to discuss your business with. Having someone outside of your business who has the experience and knowledge of having been where you are and knowing what it takes to run an organized, efficient, and profitable business. And that’s what Chuck is here to do – to come alongside you and be your confidential sounding board as you travel on your path toward business success and financial freedom through consulting and coaching.

What do you wish someone had told you starting out?

Learn From Chuck’s Successes & Failures So You Can Leap Ahead

Chuck is certainly no different from you – he had to try new things, make mistakes, and learn how to manage and organize a service business while making it profitable. However, one great thing Chuck offers is experience and knowledge about knowing business numbers. They say hindsight is 20/20, and Chuck’s been there. Now, he wants to use his expertise, business lessons, and knowledge to guide other business owners and help them take steps to meet their goals and create an organized and profitable service business.

Chuck Roydhouse giving slide show at Summit - Roydhouse Effect
Chuck Roydhouse giving slideshow presentation - Roydhouse
Chuck has worked with small and large chimney and HVAC companies to help them grow and become more organized and profitable. He understands the balance between running a business and home life.

During a business consult/analysis, Chuck will meet with you to learn what is important to you and your business goals to assist you in developing and meeting short- and long-term business objectives. He also helps identify challenges and weaknesses and guides you on how to meet them head-on in making your business organized, efficient, and profitable.

As a business coach, Chuck will follow up with regular coaching calls to help you work on the business rather than only in the business. In doing so, you can clearly map the path to where you want to go and create a plan. Working with Chuck as a business coach can provide tangible results, such as increased profits and long-term success. As your coach, he will help you identify new opportunities, refine existing strategies, and develop the suitable systems to maximize your profits.

Our Specialties

Business Analysis Consulting
Sometimes, it just helps to have an outside view of your company. An outside view provides insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly so you can focus on the strengths to build on as well as the weaknesses that need repair.

Each situation is unique, and cookie-cutter answers don’t work. That’s why a comprehensive business analysis is so important. A comprehensive business analysis is methodically performed to assess all the ingredients that make your company what it is providing your secret sauce. By studying your organizational chart, warehouse/inventory, systems, financials, pricing formulas, marketing, social media, and operational departments, we can provide solutions that are tailor made for your goals.

Schedule an in-person on-site visit and get:

  1. A detailed, customized report identifying your strengths, weaknesses, and ambitions.
  2. Direct measurable action points for you to follow and implement (in chronological order) to ensure you have a logical travel plan to reach your business destination.
  3. Follow up calls to help you review your plan. This allows you to execute with 100% confidence. Additional calls will be scheduled to support your journey and monitor your progress.

It’s all to ensure you never feel lost or alone on this journey. Your success is our biggest accomplishment. Sound like a plan? Just reach out to us today to get started.


Profit Through Correct Job Costing
One of the biggest challenges for business owners is figuring out how to charge for goods and services. Most service business owners started as techs and have not been exposed to (or had the time to understand) how to correctly account for all business costs.

Many of us start by charging a little less than the established competitor. Well, guess what? The competition is probably not charging enough, and you are charging even less. The only difference between the two of you is that you will go bankrupt first. It doesn’t have to be this way.

We can establish correct pricing through financial theory, controls, and real world tried-and-true ‘proofing’ that will make your company profitable.

Incorrect pricing is a slow dance with death. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your employees to have a profitable company that provides stability, security, and financial freedom for all involved. We have the tools to make this happen for you. And trust us: deciding to create the secret profit sauce for your company will be the best decision you will ever make.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are your specific documented guidelines describing all the activities required to complete each job function. Having SOPs ensures consistent and correct completion of the assignment in the most efficient manner.

Let’s face it: we all want to establish these crucial functions, but there never seems to be time to devote to this — and you’re probably not sure where to start. After spending 40 years in the home service industry, Fire Department, and Boy Scouts of America, I understand the importance and benefits and victory of having SOPS for your company. I can help you get these essential procedures documented.


Job Descriptions are the first step in getting the right people in your organization. They are essential in the foundation of a business and a valuable communication tool. When your employees know where they fit in, understand how to contribute to the whole, and appreciate the roles of the people around them, they can successfully contribute to the team’s and the business’s growth and success. Let us help you get your job descriptions in order.

Sales Training
Service companies survive and thrive on selling goods and services a client needs or requires. But selling is an art form developed using various tools – it’s not something you’re born with. We can teach your technicians to identify the customers’ needs and provide the best solution. When this transfer of goods or services happens correctly, everyone wins, and you create a happy customer and tech – which leads to increased profits.

Sales training is an investment into your team so you can successfully meet your customers’ needs while achieving a fair profit. Our step-by-step methodology will teach your sales force how to build trust and credibility while enhancing their skills and empowering them to close more jobs. It’s a win/win.

Exit Strategy
There are many ways to exit your business, but everyone’s goals are different. Retirement is not the only exit. Some build companies and sell in order to move on to a different goal or dream. That’s why planning for your departure is so crucial. Of course, most of us don’t give much thought to it until we’re close to retirement or a change event occurs – and both are typically too late in the game to achieve a really good outcome.

Having sold previous businesses (most recently our home service business) provides us with the insight on how to plan and accomplish this transition. We know what to do and what not to do. Having systems, organization, and financial control enables you to leave on your own rewarding terms so you can turn the page to the next chapter. Let us help, so you’ll be prepared for the exit when it’s time.


Every great leader in sports, business, or military will tell you they needed to be mentored to be successful. A coach or mentor understands your challenges and goals and sees the entire field of battle – which makes them uniquely able to provide guidance on the ‘right play’ or strategic action to achieve success. The Roydhouse Effect is here to be that mentor, that coach. To provide insight, experience, and the understanding of your situation that you need – because we’ve already walked this path and taken the arrows.

We specialize in financial management, job pricing and costing for profit, SOPs, and general business organization. Being in command of your numbers and systems reduces chaos and creates financial security for you and your team, which translates to a better, more pleasant work environment everyone wants to participate in.

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For successful people and businesses, Coaching and Mentoring is an ongoing event. Regular planning, accountability, and navigational guidance is what creates your personal version of the GOAT (Greatest of All Time).

Do you wish you could talk with someone who can offer the insight of having been there, done that, and made it to the other side? Whether you’re running a small or large service business, call today and experience The Roydhouse Effect!



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