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

Roofing Industry Trends

As a contractor, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on trends in your industry. This includes roofing pros. While business will remain steady, there are changes in the industry that can impact your work.

Roofing pros can use information on current trends to keep your business relevant and prepare to accommodate customer needs. Here are a few of the top roofing industry trends you should know. CONTINUE READING

2018 Email Marketing Trends For Contractors

Email is a great marketing tool to keep in touch with both current and prospective customers. It provides an opportunity for your business to stay top-of-mind when a homeowner needs a pro. Email can even help to provide promotions and deals easily to your list.

Like any digital marketing tool, trends change quickly. Even as a contractor, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends. Here’s what you need to know about email marketing to make 2018 your best year yet. CONTINUE READING

What To Do When You Don’t Win The Job

We talk a lot about tips to help you win the job and hopefully, you find them useful. But the fact is, you may not win every lead you receive. Of course, you should always approach a lead with your best foot forward, but ultimately, it’s the customer’s decision of who to hire.

This can, of course, be upsetting for anyone. But instead of getting mad, use the situation to learn and grow your business. It can help you to gain even more jobs in the future! Here are a few tips you can use when you don’t win the job. CONTINUE READING

7 Apps You Should Be Using For Your Business

Let’s be honest, our smartphones are always with us. In fact, so much so that they’ve been integrated into many areas of our life. They can also be one of the best tools in your toolbox when it comes to business. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start using your phone to help your business grow.

It’s likely you have some apps on your phone already that make your life easier. From weather apps to connecting on social media, there is truly an app for everything, including your business. See what apps are important for your business and what you should be using to make your life easier as a contractor. CONTINUE READING

Photography Tips To Improve Your Portfolio

If you’re looking for new ways to win more jobs, consider brushing up on your photography skills. This may seem like a daunting task for some, but quality photos can really help increase your chance of getting more business.

You don’t need high-priced specialty equipment to get the perfect shot. If you have an up-to-date smartphone, you can easily get a few accessories and make a few changes to get beautiful images to use on your website or CraftJack portfolio. If you’re ready to get the most out of your job site pictures, here are a few photography tips to improve your portfolio. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Electrical Estimate

Electrical is a highly-specialized trade that homeowners call on often. If you’re an electrical pro, you’ve been trained in your work and understand the importance of doing the job right. Part of the work is providing customers with a great estimate that can help you win the job.

When customers are looking to hire an electrical pro, the estimate you provide can make a difference in winning the job or not. A well-written estimate can set you apart. If you’re wondering how you can improve, here are a few tips on what to include in your electrical estimate. CONTINUE READING

How Loyal Customers Can Help Your Business Grow

When you think of ways to grow your business, what comes to mind? Maybe an increase in your marketing budget or discovering new ways to generate leads? The truth is, your loyal customers can be one of the biggest factors when it comes to business growth.

Customer loyalty is a great way to generate new business as well as find new opportunities. If you’re not spending time creating loyal customers, you could be missing out. Here’s how loyal customers can help your business grow and what you can do to build those relationships. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Roofing Estimate

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.

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2018 Construction Forecast

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