As a painting contractor, writing proposals and performing contract administration are just two of the many job functions you will find yourself involved in. How well you manage these tasks will be critical to your company’s success. This includes creating a professional proposal, drawing up and submitting the contract and negotiating with the owner or general contractor. CONTINUE READING
It’s always the smallest things that make the biggest difference and perhaps the smallest, yet most vital aspect of any home improvement project is open communication between you and the homeowner.
Having an open dialogue before, during and after the project is key in receiving high-quality reviews. Staying on the same page will ensure clear expectations, better understanding and ultimately, a happy customer.
Unlike many of us, Danny Harding pretty much knew what he was going to be when he grew up at the age of 13. He started working on roofs and other home improvement jobs in Philadelphia with his father as a teenager and has stuck with it ever since.
Thanks to years of experience, Danny took the big step and started his own business, Tanks Roofing & Contracting, back in 2012. I recently chatted with Danny to hear how he got started, what he thinks of CraftJack and some of his most memorable roofing projects. CONTINUE READING
There is no longer a one-stop shop for home improvement tools. Fortunately, for our pros, that means only the best products are making it to market, in stores, across the country.
See below as we explore four new products that recently came to market or will soon be available for purchase. If you would like a recap of other new tools released this year, please see New Products: May 2015. CONTINUE READING
The bidding process is one many of us go through each and every day. While many jobs are similar, each lead or job we receive deserves it own unique bidding process. I am going to break down the bidding process one should go through each time you present a bid. CONTINUE READING
Workplace safety should be your number one priority to ensure your job site is safe at all times. Because 60% of construction workplace injuries occur within an employee’s first year of employment (Bureau of Labor Statistics), it’s essential that you enforce proper safety training to all employees. Sometimes workers forget the basics of safety after years on the job, so this post serves as a friendly reminder to reduce worksite injuries.
As the year moves on, we get a clearer picture of the home remodeling landscape for 2015. Early on, signs were positive. Then, certain numbers began to decrease. Fortunately, more experts are starting to agree that 2015 is shaping out to be a very good year for contracting services. CONTINUE READING