Window & Door Industry Trends

Whether it’s a new home remodel or a simple update, homeowners will always need windows and doors. This is a good thing for contractors in the industry. But like any trade, the window and door industry can change seasonally and yearly depending on trends.

Innovations in the trade and the current political climate has led to many experts rethinking the way window and door pros work. Nevertheless, the demand is high for your professional work. See current industry trends and how you can better prepare for the future of your window and door business. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Illinois?

Unlike some other trades, the roofing industry has specific standards that must be followed to keep contractors and homeowners safe. These can vary state by state making it tough for roofers to navigate what they actually need for their business.

For roofing contractors in Illinois, the answer is straightforward. A roofing license is needed to work in the state. However, getting a license and the right permits for a project can be confusing. Here’s a short guide to help you figure out what licenses Illinois roofing pros need. CONTINUE READING

Tips To Leave A Perfect & Professional Voicemail

The phone rings, rings again and then you hear the answering machine. Do you know what to say? This scenario is frequent for contractors who are trying to win the job. Crafting the perfect voicemail can help not only get you the call back but also win you the job.

However, this is easier said than done. Voicemails should be short and sweet, but should also express everything you need to say and more. If you want to start winning more jobs, it’s time to discover how you can leave a perfect and professional voicemail to potential customers. CONTINUE READING

Creating Leave-Behind Materials To Increase Leads

Big or small, whatever marketing efforts you put in to your business should show some ROI. While social media and email marketing are hot right now, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other marketing techniques you shouldn’t be utilizing.

When it comes to getting the word out about your business, leave-behind materials can be a frequent reminder for a potential customer about your company. If you get creative, they can be excellent tools in lead generation, resulting in more business for you. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about the best leave-behind materials for your business. CONTINUE READING

What Trade Organizations Do Remodeling Pros Need To Know About

Remodeling contractors are unique. While they must have a practical skill set, they must also be well-organized and have a great understanding of all that needs to be done to complete a job. Remodeling pros are often constantly learning about new tricks and techniques to improve your business.

If you’re a remodeling pro, you’re juggling a lot of roles at once. For support, many turn to remodeling trade organizations to learn and connect with other like-minded contractors. If you’ve been on the fence about joining a trade organization, here are a few reasons why you should become a member and what associations might be best for you. CONTINUE READING

The CraftJack Way: Qualified Leads Generated In Real Time

While leads can come from an array of sources, not all of them are going to be worth your time. While getting in contact with the homeowner as soon as possible is important, you need to be able to reach them while their project is fresh on their mind.

At CraftJack, we want to set you up for success. That’s why we send qualified leads generated in real time. For our pros, this is a huge benefit to the growth of their business. Read on for more benefits of CraftJack’s real-time leads. CONTINUE READING

5 Business Tips For Plumbing Contractors

From small businesses to larger companies, there are similar themes that can help you be successful. Plumbing businesses are no exception. There are many business tips that are applicable and can help your plumbing business grow.

Business owners must wear many hats to be successful. One minute, you may have to find a solution to a plumbing problem and the next, you might have to be a salesperson to win the next job. Running a plumbing business can be a challenge, but here are a few tips that can help. CONTINUE READING

The Art Of The Follow-Up Call

A large part of your focus is finding leads that are ready to hire you for their home improvement project. However, only part of the job is finding them. To be successful, you must prove to the customer that you’re the best fit for the job.

Persistence can be one of the keys to win the job, starting with the follow-up call. A step that’s often forgotten by some pros could be the most crucial in landing their next job. See a few follow-up call tips that can help! CONTINUE READING

Painting Industry Trends

Homeowners are aware that one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room or feature is by changing the color. For some, it’s keeping up with the hottest styles. For others, it’s about freshening up an old look.

Painting industry trends show that most homeowners are eager to hire for their next paint project, for both interior and exterior projects. For painting pros, not only will understanding the latest trends within in the industry help your business, but understanding what customers want will help you win the job. See what painting industry trends you should be paying attention to. CONTINUE READING

Trade Shows For Roofing Pros

Connecting and growing in any field is important. Although, often it’s up to you to find ways to make that happen. The good news for roofing pros is that there are many ways to find out the latest with your industry, starting with trade shows.

Roofing trade shows are a great way to meet other pros and learn more about the industry. They can be wonderful events that can give you new ideas for your business. Roofing trade shows happen in many locations throughout the country. Read on to see if one is happening near you! CONTINUE READING