How to handle negative customer reviews about your home improvement company

Negative reviews are something every business dreads. But even the best companies get a negative review now and then. Things happen — whether it’s because of a genuine mistake on your part, a difficult customer, or circumstances beyond your control. In any case, you need to handle negative reviews when they come up. But you […]

10 Social Media Post Ideas for Your Home Improvement Business

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Whether business owners like it or not, when comes to marketing 101; social media is a necessity if you want to bring in new customers and create engagement. Home improvement businesses with a great social media presence are sure to grow their customer base, and all it takes is a few minutes out of your day. […]

Managing your labor on-site

Finding the right workers for your crew is a big task in itself. But, keep these tips in mind when building and managing your crews for your next project. ‍ Takeaways How to manage your crew’s daily tasks  Managing projects to create urgency and ownership Setting expectations and incentives Track hours and daily tasks for each […]

How your contracting business can work with insurance companies when disaster strikes

After every disaster, contractors are there to help pick up the pieces in their communities. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the frequency and costliness of natural disasters are increasing in the United States.¹ Since 1980, there have been 285 natural disasters that have caused more than $1B in damages. As these disasters […]

Roofing Financing for Contractors: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Steve Weyl knows how to grow a roofing business. In the first 10 years, he took his company Able Roofing from zero to $10 million in annual sales. During the next 10 years, Steve grew his company to $105 million, making it the largest residential roofing company in the United States. Today, Steve is a […]

Profit protecting tips for your jobs

According to some studies, contractors and home improvement businesses make anywhere between 1.4% and 2.4% gross profit from a project. That’s pre-tax. This means you have to manage your profits closely for your company, employees, and family. Keep these four tips in mind when planning how to protect your profits. ‍ Takeaways What cost-effective skills you […]