Now accepting registrations for the June 26-27, 2018 Design Studio Best Practices Workshop event!

design studio best practices

Need to improve your design studio operations?

Take control with proven strategies that streamline processes, increase option sales and delight homebuyers.

The Design Studio Best Practices Workshop is an intensive learning experience for homebuilder management teams. Led by Jane Meagher over two days, your team will work together to make policy decisions that will improve your operations and increase your design studio’s revenue potential. You’ll get a comprehensive set of procedure documents, how-to guides, sample letters, forms and more, plus, you’ll develop an action plan to start seeing business results.

What are your current processes costing you?

Your design studio is a crucial part of your buyer’s journey that’s interconnected with every other department. Inefficient processes, miscommunication and not setting proper buyer expectations are costing you money every day.

This comprehensive workshop shows you how the right policies and procedures will increase your option sales and overall customer satisfaction.

Through structured team discussion, you’ll map out the buyer’s journey to the design studio and beyond, then outline actionable strategies to enhance the process.

The Design Studio Best Practices Workshop is about making business decisions that will help you take control in the design studio for business-wide results.

A small and mighty management retreat

jane design studio best practices
jane design studio best practices

Design Studio Best Practices Workshop is a rare opportunity for your management team to focus on enhancing your processes, design studio profitability and corporate culture. You’ll join a small handful of other leading homebuilding companies in the workshop, enabling valuable peer-to-peer sharing of best practices and resources.

Registration is per company, and includes up to 4 people (optional 5th) from your management team. We recommend including your key decision makers, including:

  • President or Owner
  • VP or Manager of Sales and Marketing; Operations; Purchasing; Estimating or Construction
  • Design Studio Manager or Consultant

Design Studio Best Practices Workshop will enable you to:

  • Set up buyers for success in the design studio during the sales process
  • Identify and change policies that are holding you back
  • Run more successful design appointments
  • Avoid common mistakes that sabotage design studio sales
  • Improve relationships between departments
  • Maximize supplier and trade partner relationships
  • Run state-of-the-art preview programs
  • Achieve clarity through documentation
  • Think holistically about policies and how it affects the whole group
  • Take back control and enforce rules while creating a world-class customer experience
  • Leverage your personalization experience to sell more homes
  • And so much more…

“We were thrilled with the workshop. We got to interact with builders from all over the country and although we’re different, we all learned something from each other. We got a lot of takeaways, not just for our design studio, but in general for all of our business. We knew that it would be great, but you exceeded all of our expectations.”

John Eilermann

CEO, McBride & Son Homes

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Registration Includes:

  • Comprehensive process guidebook
  • Extensive collection of how-to-guides, sample forms, etc. (print and digital)
  • One post-event follow-up call with Jane to support implementation
  • Evening reception for invaluable networking
  • Gourmet breakfast and lunch, both days (dinner on your own for team building)

“This is one of the better investments you can make for your business. The training, philosophy and everything else you get out of it all is priceless.”

John Allen, Owner
Brown Haven Builders
Hiawassee, Ga

“The [event] was beyond my expectations, and beyond excellent!!! Thank you for all of your prep time and facilitating. We are pumped and ready to get going on changes. Many thanks.”

Cathy Majewski, Design Center Manager
M/I Homes of Raleigh, NC

Inspiring Riverside Location

oyster point hotel room
oyster point hotel

Design Studio Best Practices Workshop takes place at the luxurious Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ. You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the scenic Navesink River.

Contact Oyster Point Hotel directly at (800) 345-3484 for Success Strategies’ reserved special discounted room rate of $189 per night for a river-view room. DO NOT BOOK THRU A TRAVEL WEBSITE. The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport. Learn more about the venue at:

About Jane Meagher

About Jane Meagher


As the undisputed national expert, Jane sets the gold standard of design studio strategy, operations and training. By blending retail strategy with consumer psychology, Jane helps homebuilders create strategic environments and world-class customer experiences that increase option sales.

Many of the largest and most prominent homebuilders in the country trust Success Strategies with their design studio needs. Success Strategies has created over 150 unique design studios in 40+ states and Canada, and is the proud winner of 24 national awards for Best Design Center in the Country (awarded by NAHB). Success Strategies’ consulting, training, and sold-out national conferences and events have helped hundreds of homebuilders streamline operations, delight customers and sell more options.

Jane Meagher has been a featured speaker at NAHB’s International Builders Show for over 15 years, has lectured at most major industry events, and has been featured in many leading industry magazines.

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Almost 100 leading homebuilders across the country have benefited from the information and tools in this program.

Will you be next?

Our next Design Studio Best Practices program will be
June 26-27, 2018

Success Strategies reserves the right to approve builders for best fit at each workshop

“Here is the short answer, Do It! I do not see how anyone would not benefit greatly from the Best Practices workshop regardless of how experienced you are.In our case, we are implementing virtually everything that Jane and her Team put together.… the bottom line is that it is definitely worth the investment in both money and time.”

Peter Engle, President
Covenant Developments
Grand Rapids, Michigan

“The insight that Jane and her crew brought to the table and the way they bring it is first rate.  We left the workshop not only with a binder full of ideas but instructions on how and why to do it “this way”.  Also met a number of other great builders and have been exchanging emails with them since the workshop. I would highly recommend the workshop.”

Shawn Garman, President of Operations
Garman Builders

“Wow, what a great event and an amazing learning opportunity. Our team really enjoyed every aspect from the location/venue ot the best practices manual. Thanks for imparting your wisdom to us.”

Wes Thompson, Director of Development
Homes by Towne

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