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Capturing More Rebuild Work

Posted on June 29, 2020 6:16 AM by Jack Dennison

It's really very simple. When you show up on the doorstep of a customer who is ankle-deep in water, they think, they expect, they want you to do all that is...

Owner's You Need to Read This! You Really Do!

Posted on June 22, 2020 7:54 AM by Jack Dennison

Owners, don't ask your team if they want to grow your business. Why? Because they really don't! Owners and employees see the world differently. Owners want more, and employees feel they...

Are We Making any Money Yet?

Posted on June 15, 2020 10:02 AM by Jack Dennison

Net profit is what's left over after all your work is done, and bills are paid. In restoration, we should expect net profit to be around 20%. If you make $1...

Controlling Material Purchases

Posted on June 8, 2020 8:28 AM by Jack Dennison

Who doesn't have problems with controlling material purchases? We all suffer from employees and subs buying stuff that we know nothing about. They buy too many, they buy unauthorized stuff, and...

What's FCC AV, and How Do You Make Money On It?

Posted on May 31, 2020 12:54 PM by Jack Dennison

FCC AV is the Xactmate code for Floor Covering Carpet Average Grade. It's important because it's the grade of carpet installed in 80% of US households. In Chicago, Xactimate pays $21.98 per...

I'm Afraid I Can't Make any Money on Rebuild

Posted on May 18, 2020 6:19 AM by Jack Dennison

A contractor recently said this to me. I accept that not all contractors know how to make a good profit on rebuild, but the right question is whether there is good...

The Weekly Management Team Meeting is a Necessary Driver for Success

Posted on May 11, 2020 6:24 AM by Jack Dennison

In my company this Tuesday morning, 90-minute meeting included: Owner Managers Project Managers Estimators Office Manager Collections Agent That's about everyone but your techs. We reviewed every job whose status was just Received through Not Completed. In our company...

Can I Share Another 5-Star Review With You?

Posted on May 4, 2020 4:32 PM by Jack Dennison

I'm a construction management expert. As a Restoration contractor, I was a: Licensed General Contractor Haag Certified Residential Roof Inspector Colorado General Abatement Contractor Certified Aging in Place Specialist I know construction management and quality...

Let's Elevate Your Water Technician's Performance

Posted on May 4, 2020 12:48 PM by Jack Dennison

Every performance evaluation begins with an assessment. Using a spreadsheet number top to bottom 1 – 10 and across the top, the name of each technician. Use this grid to record...

The 5 Best Reason To Get Into Roofing this Summer

Posted on May 4, 2020 12:46 PM by Jack Dennison

Here are the best reasons to add roofing to your rebuild services: High volume of work – Hail storms produce tens of thousands of damaged roofs and could lead to hundreds...

How to Start a Restoration Business Series

Posted on May 3, 2020 9:14 AM by Jack Dennison

This series gives you everything you need to know about starting a restoration business. Once you decide to start a restoration business, you may recognize the value of business coaching. We all want to maximize our investment by doing the right things, in the right way, in the correct order, and at the right timi…

How to Organize a Restoration Company Startup

Posted on May 3, 2020 9:10 AM by Jack Dennison

What is the typical organizational structure for a restoration business startup?

Restoration Company Startups Need Training & Certifications

Posted on May 3, 2020 9:07 AM by Jack Dennison

Restoration company startups need industry training and required certifications.

Restoration Company Startups Need Equipment & Personnel

Posted on May 3, 2020 9:04 AM by Jack Dennison

Restoration business startups must buy equipment and provide personnel to do the work.

How Much Money Can a Restoration Company Startup Make?

Posted on May 3, 2020 9:02 AM by Jack Dennison

Restoration company startups can make a lot of money in their first 12 months.

Should a Restoration Company Startup Begin as a Mitigation-Only or Full-Service Company?

Posted on May 3, 2020 8:53 AM by Jack Dennison

Restoration company startups should not limit themselves to water damage only, be a full-service contractor who does the rebuild too.

What Services Should a Startup Restoration Company Provide?

Posted on May 3, 2020 8:48 AM by Jack Dennison

Restoration company startups do water damage, rebuild and roofing.

Is the Restoration Industry Recession Proof?

Posted on May 3, 2020 8:43 AM by Jack Dennison

Startup business owners look for recession proof industries. Is the Restoration Industry Recession Proof?

May 1 is National Roofing Day!

Posted on April 28, 2020 10:54 AM by Jack Dennison

Not really, but it does mark the start of the roofing season! I remember one hail storm that rolled through the Northern Colorado Springs, damaging 24,000 homes. Within a week, we...

Remodelers What Are You Going to Do Now?

Posted on April 20, 2020 8:11 AM by Jack Dennison

Most remodeling work for kitchen, bath, basement, decks, etc. has dried up thanks to Coronavirus. While some owners are happy to take a rest until things settle down, remodeling will be...