Owning your own business is a daunting undertaking, regardless of that business’s size. If you’re a contractor, you may be the owner as well as the person who performs the labor, making you the guts of the whole business. You not only have to perform the work and know the ins and outs of all projects you undertake; you have to be the marketing and the sales departments as well. So where do you find time to do all that? The answer is in planning a promotional strategy that will minimize the time you need to spend developing a clientele in order to maximize your time spent on the jobs themselves. Here are some creative ideas from other top contractors like you that will help you to promote your contractor business to optimal levels. Continue reading “How to Promote a Contractor”
If you’ve owned your home for any length of time, you likely have needed some sort of contractor at one time or another, whether for painting, remodeling, or any other home improvement project. And you probably remember how hard it was getting a good one. Good contractors really are out there; it’s just a matter of finding them. But how do you go about choosing a contractor that will meet your needs? Following are helpful tips from top contractors that will help you choose a house painter or any other type of contractor, the next time you need one.
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Thinking about doing an exterior home remodel this year? Whether you’re ready to totally transform your house, or you just want a few changes made here and there, you likely have quite a few home remodeling questions, especially when it comes to finding the right exterior remodeling contractor. But how do you go about finding the right remodeling contractor for your next home remodeling project? Do you hit the yellow pages? Ask friends and family for referrals? And what it if you do choose someone who’s been referred to you by a family member, friend, or colleague? What then? Do you just hire them, or are there other things you need to know about them? The fact is that finding the right exterior remodeling contractor can be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to start. Here’s a checklist of some of the most important questions you should arm yourself with when interviewing prospective exterior home remodeling contractors. Continue reading “What To Ask An Exterior Remodeling Contractor”
Anyone who’s ever owned a home knows how hard it can be to find a good home contractor. In fact, choosing a home contractor for your remodeling project is one of the toughest things you can do as a homeowner, especially if you’re new to the area. These days, home contractors are a dime a dozen. They seem to be multiplying almost more than lawyers and Elvis impersonators. So how do you find a good one? How do you prepare yourself to even begin interviewing prospective contractors, and how do you know if you’re about to hire a bad one? Here’s a list of home remodeling questions to prepare yourself with when searching for the home contractor who’s ready to do the best job for you and your house. Continue reading “How to Choose a Home Contractor”
Replacing your home’s windows can be an exciting project to undertake. If you’re finally ready to replace your windows, you’ve likely been dealing with problems with them for years. Areas that you can’t see through because they never seem to come clean. Stuck windows you can’t get open and make your home too hot in summer or work your AC too hard. And higher energy bills that aren’t worth dealing with anymore. These are all excellent reasons to replace your home’s windows with newer, better, and more energy-efficient models. But just because you’re ready to replace them doesn’t mean you’re ready to find the right window contractor, especially if you have exterior design questions. In fact, unless you’ve ever done it before, finding a window contractor can be a difficult task. Naturally, it’s best to speak with family, friends, or co-workers for referrals. But what do you do if you don’t know anyone who’s had window replacements? You ask questions. Ask contractors for referrals and check them out beforehand. Following is a list of questions to ask every prospective window contractor before making your final decision. Continue reading “What to Ask a Window Contractor”