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
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
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
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.
When it comes to lead generation, it’s likely you have a few strategies already in place that work well. But it’s important to also be aware of the few tactics that you should stay away from. Not only will these end up wasting your time, but they could also hurt your business.
Lead generation is something you’ll always need for your contractor business, so take the time to educate yourself on what you should try to help your business grow as well as what won’t work. Here’s a few contractor dos and don’ts.
When you’re a contractor on the job, you have to manage many tasks. Your responsibility goes beyond the project you’re doing— you also have to focus on the employees who are assisting and your company’s wellbeing. This can be a lot to keep track of in the middle of a job.
But taking the right steps every step of the way will help ensure a successful final product and a happy customer. To keep track of everything, it helps to have a list of what you’ll need to remember on the job. By building a workflow, you create consistency across all of your jobs, ensuring you deliver the best final product each and every time. In this article, we’ll go over a few of the essentials that should be on your contractor job site checklist.
While every trade is different, some have different rules and regulations. More often than not, this on a state by state basis. For plumbers across the country, they should do their best to understand their local laws when it comes to licensing.
For plumbing pros in Illinois, you must have a license to do business. Here’s what you need to know about an Illinois plumbing business license. CONTINUE READING
Our phones are always on us, day and night. Mobile device usage continues to grow as new innovations are made. As of 2015, 68% of adults have smartphones and 45% own a tablet, according to Pew Research Center. These mobile devices make it easier to connect with each other online and get the information we need.
This is what CraftJack had in mind when developing the app for our pros. Getting the information needed to get the job done, fast. If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s a little bit about our Pro App, exclusively for CraftJack contractors. CONTINUE READING
As a roofing contractor, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on trends in your industry. While business may remain steady, every year there are new changes in the industry that can impact your work.
Staying on top of what’s happening in your industry can help you prepare for customer demands. Current roofing trends can also reveal new, safe, and economic ways to get the job done. Here are a few of the top roofing industry trends you should know.