Category Archives: Industry News

What Licenses Do HVAC Pros Need In Florida?

If you work as a ventilation professional in Florida, you know that having a current HVAC license can be helpful for winning new business, getting professional insurance, and operating throughout your service area. Before you get started offering HVAC services in Florida, it’s a good idea to know what licenses are available and how to get the certification that you need.

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What Does The Average Plumber Make?

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters have some of the most in-demand jobs in the country today. Job opportunities for these trades are expected to rise through the 2020s at a rate of around 4% a year, mainly driven by new construction and the need to keep up older systems in residential and commercial structures.

Workers in these fields have a wide range of choice in where to work, the working environment they operate in, and the rates they can charge for specialty applications. New plumbers generally learn the trade with a lot of support from professional groups, while experienced plumbers can work as independent contractors with minimal upfront costs and overhead. Many of the most lucrative jobs for plumbers involve running a small business with little more than tools and a truck, though many of these operations eventually expand into franchises with dozens or hundreds of employees in multiple states.

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A Year in Review: 2020 Industry Trends

Throughout the United States, millions of people have spent more time in their homes in 2020 than ever before. As a result, they’re tired of looking at the same decor, fixtures, and finishes. Demand for refurbishment and remodeling is up, so you need to make sure you’re prepared for a busy period ahead.

The unusual events of the last year have caused trends to move even faster than before, and with new construction businesses opening all the time, you need to be ahead of the game to stand out. Read on to find out about the hottest residential contractor and remodeler trends for 2021.

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What Homeowners Are Looking For

This summer looks different for many, with more people staying home due to COVID-19. The pandemic has certainly changed plans for many, but what does this mean for you and your business?

We wanted to know some of these answers to help your business continue to grow even during these unprecedented times. In early May, we sent out a survey to both Contractors and our network of homeowners to see how coronavirus has impacted them and what the outlook is for the future. In today’s webinar, we’ll be presenting some of our results and what that means for you. Take a look at the video below.

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2020 Marketing Trends You Should Know

It’s a new decade, so it’s time to shake up your marketing strategy. There are some new trends on the horizon to go along with the old but effective way of doing things.

Marketing trends seem to change quickly. This change and growth may instantly make you feel anxious and stressed, but that needn’t be the case for you and your 2020 marketing plan. Instead, consider it a challenge and an opportunity to take some baby steps towards using new tools and strategies to potentially grow your business little by little.

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A Year In Review: 2018 Industry Trends

Trends move fast and your business changes even faster. It’s important to take some time to catch up on what’s happening in your trade to know how you can prepare yourself for the new year.

While some news topics, like the skilled labor shortage and disaster recovery, continue to make headlines, others like accessibility remodeling have emerged. Take a look at some of the top industry trends from 2018 and look ahead to what you can expect in the new year.

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Masonry Industry Trends

As a contractor, it’s important to stay on top of industry trends. Doing so helps you prepare for upcoming projects and gives you the knowledge you need to better serve your clients. Just like other areas of home improvement and construction, masonry experiences trends in practices, materials, designs, and more. 

CraftJack is here to talk about what today’s homeowners want and what big changes you can expect to see in the coming months in the masonry industry.

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What Trade Organizations Do Roofing Pros Need To Know About?

In any industry, networking with others can help you both personally and professionally. With the challenges that face roofing pros today, it’s never been more helpful to join a roofing trade organization.

Trade organizations and associations can help provide you with a network of other roofing pros to lean on, who are growing their businesses just like you. They can help provide additional education and work with the government when it comes to local laws or codes. Here are a few organizations that roofing pros should know about.

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Landscaping Industry Trends

Though many industries change over time, landscaping might be one of the trades that experiences the most frequent fluctuations in business flow and project type. After all, the landscaping industry is heavily dependent on the weather and seasons, creating variation in the types of jobs you’ll see.

Because homeowner needs and desires change, your work may differ from year to year. Keeping up with landscaping trends will help you prepare for upcoming jobs and allow you to better serve your clients. Here are some of the biggest landscaping trends that are happening now.

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2018 Construction Forecast

A new year is here. You’ve likely taken time to look back at the areas you’ve succeeded this year and where there are still opportunities to improve. It’s time to now look towards the future. It’s likely 2018 will bring new changes to the industry.

Last year, we predicted slow growth in the construction industry. This year, we’re expected to see more steady growth as well as a boost in the remodeling industry. Here’s what you need to know going into the new year and how you can prepare your business.

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