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Industry News: November 2018

After a long, busy year, you might find that things are winding down. It’s the perfect time to refresh yourself on what’s been happening in the industry.

Around this time of year, we start seeing what the predictions are for the new year and what trends will continue. From popular porches to paint colors, here’s the industry news you need to know this November. CONTINUE READING

How To Stay Healthy On The Job

When you’re on the job, you’re likely focused on the task at hand. The last thing on your mind is likely your physical health. But, being mindful to your health could actually help you improve your work.

Knowing your limits as a contractor can be tough to figure out. But, your health is just as important as your work, if not more. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy on the job. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Florida?

Not every construction trade requires a license. This often will depend on the state you live in. Plumbing licenses are very important, but if you’re a pro working in a state that requires one, it’s important to be sure you have one.

In the State of Florida, plumbing pros are required to have their license. In fact, you must have a plumbing contractor’s license to work in any trade in Florida. Here’s what you need to know about what licenses and requirements plumbing pros need in Florida. CONTINUE READING

Responding To Disaster Relief

When you turn on the news, it’s easy to learn more about the many natural disasters that have occurred in the last year. From hurricanes to severe thunderstorms, natural disasters have left many areas of the country wrecked and in need of assistance.

Contractors are in great demand when disaster strikes, not just to help with clean up but to help neighborhoods rebuild. If you live near an area that’s gone through a natural disaster or a pro who’s willing to help, here are a few ways you can use your skills for good. CONTINUE READING

Where To Find Contractor Jobs

As a contractor, you’re always on the lookout for new jobs. Sometimes this may come easy, but other times, it may be more difficult to locate homeowners looking for your services. However, it’s a job that must be done so your business can be successful.

Regardless of the season, you might be wondering where you can find contractor jobs. The truth is, you can easily find leads near you. Here are a few ideas on where you can find contractor jobs. CONTINUE READING

Facebook FAQ For Contractors

If you’re a small business owner and ignoring the potential Facebook has to help your business grow, you’re making a big mistake. As one of the largest social networks, you have many opportunities to connect with customers who need your services.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to Facebook or you’re just now launching your business page, you may have a few questions to help you make the most of your marketing efforts. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Facebook marketing for contractors. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING

Industry Trends: March 2018

The new year is off to a great start for many pros. There are many new trends that are emerging among homeowners this year and we’re already seeing a few as Q1 comes to an end. Some of the biggest trends this year are likely going to involve millennials, as they begin to move and settle into their first homes.

Staying up-to-date on the latest headlines can help your business grow and help you to better serve your customers. Here’s our recap of the latest news you need to know this month. CONTINUE READING

Roofing Industry Trends

As a contractor, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on trends in your industry. This includes roofing pros. While business will remain steady, there are changes in the industry that can impact your work.

Roofing pros can use information on current trends to keep your business relevant and prepare to accommodate customer needs. Here are a few of the top roofing industry trends you should know. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING