Author: FieldPulse Team

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5 Strategies for Generating Additional Revenue for Your Contracting Business

We know, you’re a contractor, not a marketing guru. But if your business is going to survive in today’s tough, competitive market, either you or someone you trust needs to embrace modern marketing strategies to appeal to today’s homeowners. The good news is there are practical strategies you can employ to increase your revenue that...

Tesla Solar Roofing

Is Tesla Really Changing the Roofing Industry?

We think so. Tesla’s solar roofing tiles are set to change the roofing industry for both consumers and roofers by changing how consumers look at their roofs. Solar roofs are supposed to be eco-friendly, cost-effective, and cut down on the electric bill. And those are just the residential benefits. For contractors and electricians, solar roofs...

HVAC Contractor Website

3 Key Tips for HVAC Contractor Websites to Rank in Google Search Results

As an HVAC contractor, it’s critical to have a steady flow of incoming leads to fill your schedule. How you get these leads has a great impact on your bottom line and ability to grow. Not all leads are created equal and not all leads cost the same. Your margin on a customer depends on...
Online Marketing Guide for Service Businesses

Online Marketing Guide for Service Businesses: Mastering Search and Social

  Do you know how to market your service business? The days where fliers and a phonebook listing are over; the modern service industry is online-first. Customers rely on Google, Yelp, local search results, and social media, not the poster board at the corner store. If you haven’t updated your marketing strategies to match, you’re...

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Offering Warranties for Contracting Work: Product, Installation, and Full Warranties

As a contractor, you may be called upon to perform countless installations or repairs over the course of a year. Whether these installations are for residential or commercial properties, you may agree to offer an installation warranty. A warranty both guarantees the quality of the work and gives you an opportunity to make any corrections...

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Managing Field Technicians: How Technology Lowers Risk

As a service business owner, you often have no idea what your field technicians are doing out in the field. Driving company cars, handling expensive equipment, and serving customers, your field technicians are out of sight but definitely not out of mind. Since you can’t follow them to every job, how do you set your...

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. wp_cta_load_variation( '2339', '' ) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { }); Get...
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...
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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...

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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...