As a contractor, you’ll find that estimates are a very important part of your job. They can help the customer better understand what they should expect from your services and how to best budget for the project. But budgets aren’t as simple as walking through a home and throwing out a number.
From materials needed to time spent on the job, roofers have plenty to think about when it comes to preparing a proper estimate. If you’re a roofing professional, here’s a look at what you need to include in your roofing estimate.
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
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
CraftJack is pleased to announce that our Pro App is now available! As of today, contractors can download the app for free to their mobile device. CONTINUE READING
For painters, new local leads are essential for business growth. But, knowing where to look for those local leads can be difficult. It’s likely there are a few ways to find new painting leads in your area that you may not have tried.
Texas homeowners are looking for painters to help in their homes. If you’re a painting pro in Texas, these are the customers you’re looking for. Here are a few tips on how to find more painting leads in Texas. CONTINUE READING
Lead generation can take time to show results. As a contractor, you should have a good mix of both long-term and short-term strategies to help generate new leads.
While it won’t be instant, there are actions you can take to help move your lead generation forward to see further success. However, it won’t always come easy. You will have to use time and money to help these efforts become successful. Here are a few lead generation tips you can try right now to help find new business. CONTINUE READING
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
Whether you see yourself as a salesperson or not, it’s a major part of any contracting business. To win a lead, you must be prepared to speak with the potential customer about why you are the right person for the job. While not every job is the same, it helps if you practice beforehand.
One tactic that some pros find helpful is developing a sales pitch and becoming familiar with it. Your sales pitch could be just what the customer needs to hear to differentiate you from the competition. If you’re creating a new sales pitch or looking to improve on what you’re currently doing, here are a few tips to help. CONTINUE READING
When it comes to marketing, customer reviews are one of the most effective tools a pro has. A great review from a former customer can help you win more jobs and speak to the great work that you do.
That’s why CraftJack provides all our contractors a way to get reviews from their customers, for free. We make it easy for pros to reach out to customers and start building reviews for others to see. Reviews are important, here’s how we can help you. CONTINUE READING
Electrical pros must be knowledgeable in their ever-changing field. With new regulations and technologies, you may not know where to turn to be sure you’re up-to-date. If you can relate, joining an electrical trade organization can help.
Trade organizations and association memberships not only help to educate you on the latest in the industry, but you can win more jobs by adding it to your credentials. See why electrical trade organizations are important and which ones you should know about. CONTINUE READING