Check out the October 2021 edition of Restoration & Remediation, featuring hard jobs and tips for contractors on managing them, a major industry acquisition, tips on growing your business, and much more.
As Billy Short reflects on some of the more challenging jobs he has encountered this past year, all those stats we typically see — budgets, scopes, figures, totals, yields and percentages — aren’t the real indicators of what makes a job hard, he says. Ultimately, the hard jobs are the ones you are not prepared for.
A Cohesive Account of Official Developments and What This Means for the Property Restoration Industry
September 15, 2021
The deal, called "a very major event" by RIA President Mark Springer, combines Next Gear and CoreLogic’s Claims Connect platforms, property data and analytics, and tools for restoration contractors and insurance carriers.
Now, more than ever, it’s a “buyer’s market” for labor with workers having the power to choose the organization, culture and job opportunity they want to “buy.” Your task is to be sure that your business entices the right employees to want to buy it over others.
With just a few simple tweaks, you can get your training on track and ensure your restoration business is ready for whatever storms come. Leighton Healey shares three ways you can improve staff training and see instant improvement in morale and efficiency.
A solid team can accomplish more together than they would individually. This is why so many success stories come from companies who find business partners to help them reach their goals and provide the best training.
For the last five years, Dallas Nevill’s restoration company has grown at a steady pace. Old habits may be hard to forget, but if they hold your business back from reaching its potential, it’s time to kick them to the curb.
With a good subcontractor agreement that has solid insurance requirements, many of the most expensive losses in the restoration business can be offloaded on a primary basis onto the subcontractor’s liability insurance policies. The trick is the execution of the play by all the players on the field.
While some of today’s issues are unique, there will always be major obstacles restoration contractors must solve, resolve or absolve to find success. It has always been this way, and it always will be.
Too often, cleaning and restoration entrepreneurs wear the label of “one-trick-pony” as they prance around the metaphorical “ring” with a poorly choreographed sales pitch, outdated equipment, a disgruntled workforce, simply in hopes of being seen and heard by prospective customers, insurance agents, adjusters, property managers and plumbers, while anxiously awaiting a referral reward.