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What's Working? What's Not?

Posted on April 8, 2020 9:06 AM by Jack Dennison

In the age of Coronavirus … SCHEDULED SERVICES are NOT working Carpet cleaning Tile & Grout Duct Cleaning Remodeling If it's discretionary work, it's NOT working. FACE TO FACE MARKETING is NOT working No agent marketing No plumber marketing No...

Restorers Qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program (SBA) and Loan Forgiveness

Posted on April 6, 2020 12:12 PM by Jack Dennison

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes up to $350 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. This program pays you to keep your...

Commissions, Incentives, Bonuses - What's the Difference?

Posted on March 28, 2020 12:55 PM by Jack Dennison

Knowing the difference may save you thousands of dollars each year. Pay sales COMMISSIONS for work you would not otherwise get. Pay no commission for TPA work assigned to you. Mitigation doesn't require...

What Now Remodelers?

Posted on March 26, 2020 12:07 PM by Jack Dennison

You've been here before! The Great Recession of 2008 put 1.5 million construction people out of work. Half of all remodeling companies were crushed by the financial downturn and out...

It's Time for an Inventory

Posted on March 26, 2020 7:08 AM by Jack Dennison

Not an equipment inventory, but an inventory of your life and business. Life-changing inventories begin with reflection, followed by a plan, and are completed with commitment. Personal Reflection: What do I like least/most...

Face to Face Marketing is Dead in the Age of Coronavirus

Posted on March 25, 2020 6:56 AM by Jack Dennison

The traditional troika of restorer's marketing insurance agents, plumbers, and property managers is dead. Can you imagine sitting across from an insurance agent, each wearing protective gloves and a mask...

Reconstruction – Correcting Misinformation

Posted on March 20, 2020 7:57 AM by Jack Dennison

Some Restorer's stay out of rebuild work because of myths and misinformation. Here are the facts! What about licensing? 50% of States don't require a GC license, and many others require a Home...

Customers Expect Full-Service! Why Don't You?

Posted on March 19, 2020 10:58 AM by Jack Dennison

During this pandemic, full-service is more crucial than ever. Damage repair customers don't want to deal with the added dangers of multiple companies, multiple managers, and multiple offices. They want you...

Coronavirus Update

Posted on March 15, 2020 11:55 AM by Jack Dennison

In the face of the global pandemic and US national emergency, life has changed. What can Restorers expect for your business and work? Protect your workers: · Check them daily for fever...

What Does It Mean to Get Added to a TPA

Posted on March 9, 2020 6:42 AM by Jack Dennison

I know one contractor active on 4 TPAs that represent 42 insurance companies. Another is active on 26 carriers through Contractor Connection alone. A single TPA gives you access to a large...

Afraid of How the Coronavirus Might Impact Your Business?

Posted on March 1, 2020 9:29 AM by Jack Dennison

The sectors hardest hit by the Great Recession were financial services and construction. 1.5 million construction workers lost their jobs. 50% of remodeling companies were out of business by 2012. A...

What Profit Margin Does Each Division of Your Business Make?

Posted on February 27, 2020 10:36 AM by Jack Dennison

What profit margin does your water division, rebuild division, or mold division produce? Job costing provides the per job profit margin, but how do you get the division-wide profit margin...

Track the Kinds and Sources of Money Your Business Earns

Posted on February 27, 2020 10:32 AM by Jack Dennison

It's important that you track the KINDS of money you make. Water Mitigation Money Mold Remediation Money Fire Cleanup Money Rebuild Money Track your KINDS of money gives an accurate picture of how you are...

What’s the ONE Time Insurance Agents Want to See a Restorer?

Posted on February 12, 2020 7:59 AM by Jack Dennison

Don't miss your best opportunity to market insurance agents. There is only ONE time they are interested in talking to us and we need to take advantage of that, every time!

Watch Out All You Mitigation-Only Companies the Pendulum Is Swinging to Full-Service

Posted on February 3, 2020 6:56 AM by Jack Dennison

Watch Out All You Mitigation-Only Companies the Pendulum Is Swinging to Full-Service A mammoth shift is underway in the restoration industry! There are mounting expectations for restoration companies to provide both mitigation...

5 Star Review

Posted on February 3, 2020 6:38 AM by Jack Dennison

I just have to share this with you! Here is a 5-star review given by a former client contractor. It is just too good to not share with others. Easily one of...

5 Star Review

Posted on February 3, 2020 6:34 AM by Jack Dennison

OK, guys, … I’m sorry … just one more time. I have to share just one more 5-star review with you. Numbers are all important and really do tell a story....

STOP Plumber Referrals - NOW!

Posted on February 1, 2020 7:12 AM by Jack Dennison

Every once in a while, an economic bubble occurs. It happened with oil, it happened with tech, and it happened with housing. When you see it building, you know it’s a...

Do You Know the #1 Money Maker in the Restoration Industry?

Posted on October 7, 2019 10:10 AM by The Restoration Entrepreneur

Did you know … the average rebuild is 4x larger than the average mitigation job? Did you know … you can consistently make 50% profit on rebuilds? Below 40% is...

Should I Get into Contents Cleaning?

Posted on October 2, 2019 4:44 PM by The Restoration Entrepreneur

My restoration company operated a state-of-the-art Fire Center with complete contents cleaning and long-term storage. It was an award winner, a marketing machine, and a super moneymaker! Should you get...