Category Archives: Miscellaneous

How To Get Free Construction Leads

It can be tough for contractors to find construction leads, regardless of how long you have been in the industry. With the ever-changing economy, it’s hard to choose an exact method when it comes to generating construction leads.

Outside of lead generation services, you should be looking for the best way to get construction leads. This may mean a little extra work sometimes, but there is a payoff in the money you can save. Here are a few ways you can get free construction job leads.

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What To Include In Your Painting Estimate

Painting jobs come in many shapes and sizes. The same is true for your painting estimate; they can vary in style depending on the project.  A well-written estimate can help you win the job and help the customer clearly understand your role in the scope of their project. If you're new to starting a business, check out our Guide To Starting A Successful Painting Business.

An estimate is the first step towards clear communication with your customer about their project. Though every pro’s strategy is a little different, there’s always room to improve. See a few ideas on what you can include in a painting estimate to give your business the competitive edge it needs to succeed.

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How To Find Landscaping Jobs Near Me

Other than being a master of your trade, three of the most important aspects of successful landscaping businesses are: having quality lead generation, bidding jobs correctly, and landing the job. Many contractors are top-notch tradesmen but may not know how to generate more landscaping leads. If you're new to starting a business, check out our Ultimate Guide To Starting A Landscaping Business.

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What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Texas

Plumbing pros have a unique job that takes plenty of expertise to ensure a job well done. Not only do plumbers have to be skilled at what they do, but they also have to stay on top of local codes and regulations to make sure their business is compliant.

If you’re a plumber in the State of Texas, you must be licensed to do business. To get your license, you must complete a journeyman program where you’ll learn all about the industry. If you’re considering getting your plumbing license in Texas, here’s what you need to know.

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What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Florida?

Not every construction trade requires a license. Licensing and permit requirements often depend on the state you live in and vary from industry to industry. One of the most common certification types that you’ll come across is a plumbing license. If you’re a plumbing pro working in a state that requires one, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to obtain it before working on any projects.

In the state of Florida, plumbing pros are required to hold a license to legally perform work in the state. Navigating the ins and outs of licensure can be tricky, so we’ve compiled this nifty guide. Here’s what you need to know about what licenses and requirements plumbing pros need in Florida.

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What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Florida

Pros in any trade should be aware of the rules and regulations in their state to effectively do the job. For roofing contractors, navigating what the state requirements are can be tricky. Sometimes, the job can be challenging and you must be educated about safety requirements. For that reason, it’s important to know what your state requires.

For roofing contractors in Florida, you must have a license to perform work on anyone’s home or business. Here’s what you need to know about your Florida roofing business license.

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How To Read Floor Plan Measurements

Floor plan measurements are vital to any construction project, and even small mistakes can lead to delays for every subcontractor. Learn how to read construction plans to ensure your floor plan measurements are accurate, avoiding costly errors.

Construction projects require cooperation between professionals in a variety of trades to complete. Whether working on new construction or remodeling an existing structure, knowing how to read construction plans is vital to producing quality results.

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How To Read Blueprints

As a contractor, you’ll likely come across blueprints regularly, regardless if you specialize in new construction or remodeling. For some types of contractors, they are an integral part of the job. For others, such as painting contractors, blueprints are useful tools that can help you estimate projects. Though it is a skill that is much too complex to be fully covered in one article, we’re here to walk you through the basics of how to read blueprints.

Our focus here will be blueprint reading for painting contractors. However, the information presented is useful for contractors of any type.

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Limitless Possibilities For Positive Reviews

In a digital world, it’s now more important than ever to be cultivating reviews online from happy customers. And the number of reviews matters. According to a 2020 BrightLocal study, “customers require a business to have 40 online reviews before they trust their average star rating.”

If you haven’t done so before, look at your online reviews and your star rating. Online reviews present endless possibilities for new and repeat business; they’re an invaluable part of any contractor business. Make 2021 the year of no limits when it comes to positive reviews.

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10 Consejos De Ventas Para Su Empresa Contratista

El obtener clientes potenciales para contratos de remodelación, techado u otros tipos de trabajos es una cosa, pero el convertirlos en ganancias para su empresa es otra muy diferente.

No importa que tan sólida sea su estrategia de mercadeo, cuantas vistas atraiga con publicidad o con qué frecuencia sus clientes existentes lo refieran, usted y su equipo aún debe dominar las técnicas de ventas que le permitan incrementar sus ganancias y hacer crecer su compañía.

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