Industry News: May 2018

Spring is officially here. And with the nice weather, most contractor work begins to pick up. This leaves you less time to keep up with the trends in your industry, which could indicate how work will shape up for you this year.

If you missed a few of the top stories this month, I’m here to help. See a few of the top headlines for May and a few predictions on what you could see moving into the summer months. 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

Landscaping Industry Trends

Though many industries change, landscaping might be one of the trades that have the most frequent fluctuations. After all, preferences and work change with the season, leaving more room for variation.

Not just do homeowner trends change, but your work will differ as well. If you’ve been keeping up with the latest in your area, you may have noticed some nuances already. To round them all up, here are a few popular landscaping industry trends. CONTINUE READING

Lead Generation Do’s & Don’ts

When it comes to lead generation, it’s likely you have a few strategies that work well. But there are a few tactics that you should stay away from, as they can end up wasting your time and hurting 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 do’s and don’ts. CONTINUE READING

Contractor Job Site Checklist

When you’re on the job, you have to manage many tasks. Not just the work you’re doing, but the employees who are assisting and your company’s wellbeing. This can be a lot to keep track of if you’re in the middle of a job.

But taking the right steps will help ensure a successful final product and a happy customer. To help, it’s handy to keep a list of what you’ll need to remember on the job. Here are few notes you should put on your contractor job site checklist that will come in handy when you need it. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Illinois?

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

The CraftJack Way: Pro App

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

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