Articles for Contractors

11
Nov

How Insurance Contractors Win Bids Through Community Involvement

Marketing and advertising can be costly for any contractor, but especially for those just starting out. Not only are the costs per lead potentially high, but there is a lot of uncertainty around whether the money spent is going to yield any actual results. One of the best marketing tools for your business is goodwill: building a strong referral network

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4
Nov

Do These Three Things Daily to Run a Successful Contracting Business

What’s the most important part of running a successful contracting business? If you’re your own boss, this is probably the question you fall asleep to and wake up with. I discovered long ago that success is more of a journey than a destination, and what drives us there are our daily habits: the things we do over and over, each

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28
Oct

How to Hire GOOD Construction Laborers & Contracting Crews

It’s not easy to create a good team. Why? Because it’s not simply a matter of finding skilled workers (which is a job in and of itself). You might think that all it takes for a successful roofing company is a handful of excellent roofers, but it’s not that simple. Finding workers, training them in your procedures and keeping them

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20
Oct

Four Ways to Maximize Profit on your Next Roofing Job

Labor, materials, vehicles, payroll…so many expenditures that want to chew up your profit. Some of these costs are unavoidable, and as your company grows and expands, these costs can as well. It’s frustrating because we grow our contracting businesses in order to create good jobs for people, provide a valuable service to members of our community and – let’s face

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13
Oct

The Right Way to Provide a COVID19 Update to Your Customers

When the pandemic first struck the United States, the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington along with cities like Boston, Austin, and San Francisco shut down almost all construction projects within their borders. There were a few exceptions for things like essential infrastructure, emergency work, and hospitals and healthcare facilities. But for most of the other states, cities,

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1
Oct

Is It Time To Grow Your Contracting Business?

Time was when I sat on a roof, replacing shingles, working my eight, ten or twelve hours a day, watching the boss pull up in his beautiful new truck and leaving after twenty minutes. I knew then that I wanted to be the boss and have my own contracting business. Starting it wasn’t easy, but it didn’t take a Harvard

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24
Sep

How To Deal With An HOA As A Storm Damage Contractor

As you’re well aware, storm damage restoration jobs add an extra layer of bureaucracy to a project in the form of insurance companies. The entire process flows through and is approved by an insurance adjuster, which creates a unique circumstance for contractors. Now, what happens if, on top of this added set of eyes, we add a Homeowner’s Association? HOAs

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17
Sep

5 Steps To Prepare Your Restoration Business During COVID-19

From homeowners delaying repairs to employees working remotely, COVID-19 is a challenge for every contractor. Many of the basic processes and procedures we used before the pandemic are no longer considered safe, while the uncertainty of the situation makes it difficult for potential customers to make decisions regarding home repairs or upgrades. As you’re well aware, many businesses have not

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26
Aug

Storm Chasers: A Plague On Our Business or Just Part of The Business?

True story: I got home the other day and checked my mail like I always do. As I was thumbing through the advertisements, a flyer caught my eye. It was a notice from my insurance company, warning me about the impending storm season coming for me and millions of homeowners who live here in the Carolinas. I get this flyer

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18
Aug

The Storm Damage Repair Process: Part 3, After The Storm

As we conclude our three-part series on the Storm Damage Restoration Process, we take a look at what successful contractors do once the storm has passed and the job is complete. Is there a trick to getting more SDR jobs, and to making these jobs a primary source of income? There is…though it’s not really tricky at all. Your first

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