Category Archives: Industry News

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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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.

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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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Industry News: Dec 2016

Staying on top of industry news, any time of year is important. However, With the year coming to a close, many are starting to see trends that may affect business in the coming year. Home building and remodeling is on the rise, which is good news for pros in 2017.

Winter is here and we have new headlines you need to know. Here’s the top news for December 2016.

Current trends predict pros will be busy in the new year. Do you want more business in 2017? Sign up with CraftJack today to start receiving leads from homeowners in your area.

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Industry News: June 2016

As we enter into a busy season, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. To make things easier, we’re bringing you the top headlines you should know.

Earlier in the year, we reported on the construction forecast for 2016, where experts predicted continued growth in the industry. As we reach the middle of year, we can begin to see new trends in construction starts and job growth, as well as some new safety regulations to incorporate into your daily routine. Here are a few of the top headlines you should know.

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5 Construction Email Newsletters You’ll Want to Read

Looking to become more in-tune with the happenings of the construction industry? Email newsletters are great because they’re filled with relevant content topics and are delivered to your inbox in seconds. They’re typically free of charge and an easy way to keep up to speed with what’s going on in your industry or trade.

As a business owner and leader, you should be expanding your industry knowledge and challenging yourself daily. Don’t know where to start? Here are five construction email newsletters that you should consider subscribing to.

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4 Ways Green Construction Is Saving the Planet

Construction is slowly becoming a greener and more sustainable industry due to advances in technology and the adoption of more eco-friendly building practices. All buildings and homes have an impact on their surrounding environment, so it’s important to keep moving in a direction that keeps damage, pollution, and waste to a minimum.

Creating awareness for environmentally-friendly processes is half the battle toward cleaning up and saving our planet. The more service professionals who support green construction, the better chance it’ll have at becoming an industry best practice. Fortunately, there are four ways green construction is already making an impact on homes and businesses around the globe.

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