Author: FieldPulse Team

HVAC Licenses

HVAC License Requirements by State

Here is a list of links to the licensing authority responsible for each state for working as an HVAC contractor. Some states may not have requirements for licences while others may reciprocate licenses from other specific states. The information is subject to change. State CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY Alabama Alabama State Board of Heating and Air Conditioning...
2017 Digital Marketing Trends

2017 Digital Marketing Trends

The average residential or commercial contractor will spend anywhere from $100 - $50,000 annually for a pronounced presence on the web. Services can be as easy as putting up a card house-constructed web page or challenging like maintaining a number one slot on Google in Los Angeles while competing in a saturated market. Regardless of...
reputation

Managing Your Business Reputation

  The reputation of your contracting business matters – most importantly to your customers. As I’m sure you know, having a poor reputation can dissuade customers from contacting you and it can do great harm to your business. As a contractor, word-of-mouth business is the lifeblood of your company. To make sure this part of...

angies list, homeadvisor, thumbtack, yelp

Comparing Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Thumbtack, and Yelp for Service Contractors

Over the last decade, a new wave of consumer-driven agencies such as Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Yelp, and Thumbtack have popped up across the Internet. Their sole existence is to match a consumer with the right service contractor that provides a service or product he or she needs. Although the concept is simple, don’t look for...

damaged roof insurance claim

How to Navigate Roofing Insurance Claims

As a roofing contractor, you are often the first phone call a homeowner makes after they’ve witnessed the devastation of their property after a storm or fire.  In the midst of the chaos, you are the one who has to deal with an emotional client and a fact-finding insurance adjustor at the same time. Every...

hiring

Hiring the Right Employees

As your contracting business grows, you need to hire good employees to help you with the additional work you have gained. Finding the right employees can be difficult if you don’t go about looking for someone that reflects the values of your business and the services you provide. Knowing what to look for in the...

Equipment For Roofing Contractors: 10 Tools To Get Started

Keep this equipment in mind when you are preparing to start your roofing business. Here are the basics of the equipment necessary to get started in the roofing business.   1. Ladder This is the most essential of tools. You will need a ladder that extends 30 to 40 ft. allowing you to access a...

painting

Pricing Your Painting Services: Finding The Balance of Price & Quality

As a painting contractor, you know how important it is to price a job right. But, there is also something to be said for quality over price. Sure, you can use cheaper materials such as low-grade paint but will your customers really be happy with results? Finding the right balance between quality and price is...

The Advantages Of Getting Your Competitors’ Quotes

The adage “keep your friends close and your enemies even closer” may be more true in business now than it ever was. Knowing what your competitors charge for the same project can give you the edge you need to inch ahead. Rest assured they already have done their homework on what your prices are, making...