Category Archives: Industry News

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.

Looking for new ways to connect with customers this year? Give lead generation a try. Sign up with CraftJack today and start getting leads from homeowners in your area.

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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. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: November 2017

As the new year quickly approaches, trends for 2018 become more apparent. We know from following the news the last few months that there’s been an increased demand in first-first time home buying and that the skilled-labor shortage is still impacting the construction industry.

As November begins, headlines are showing trends in various trades that will likely carry into 2018. Now’s the time to keep an eye on the latest news. To help, here are some of the highlights. CONTINUE READING

Pool Industry Trends

Large or small, pools are a luxury item for many homeowners. More and more people are beginning to see the value in installing one in their backyard, both for the fun it brings and the value it can add to your home when you decide to sell. However, this is not a DIY project. For a safe and successful pool installation, homeowners must call a pool contractor. 

As a pool pro, you may be wondering what the future of the industry looks like. Though the work may have seasonal ebbs and flows, current trends show that business is steady and good for those in the industry. We’re here to break down some pool industry trends that  can help you plan and prepare for new customers.

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Window & Door Industry Trends

One thing that professional window and door installers can always count on is that people are always going to need those two items in their house. But like any trade, the window and door industry can experience seasonal and annual change depending on trends.

Staying on top of industry trends and predictions is important for any type of contractor. It allows you to better prepare for future projects and understand what customers may be wanting. Overall, knowing what to expect will help you better serve your clients and leave them with a finished product that they love. Let’s take a look at what’s in now and what window and door trends you can expect in the coming months.

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