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WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR VETERANS

Posted by Josh Strehle on 11/12/18 6:31 AM

From veteran entrepreneurs starting roofing businesses and vets working as contractors to roofing companies offering rebates and donated services to vets in need; the roofing industry has always had strong ties with the military community. To honor that special relationship, we’re devoting this Veteran’s Day blog post to discuss the ways you can help those brave men and women who have served our country.

 

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Topics: Veterans Day

LETS TALK LABOR

Posted by Josh Strehle on 11/4/18 5:30 AM

 

It is no secret that there’s a labor shortage in our industry, the jobs numbers released last week show employers scrambling to fill positions. Publications in our industry have been bemoaning this fact for the better part of a decade, since home construction bottomed out in 2011. And while there are many great ideas on how to address the issue: incentivizing young people to enter the industry with new technologies and higher wages, re-establishing trade schools as an alternative to college, and keeping experienced contractors from aging out of the workforce, we have yet to start to turn the tide. This week we’re going to discuss this issue a little more in depth, and talk about how technology may be the answer at all levels of the issue.

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Topics: Scaling Business, Roofing Resources, Labor Shortage

RoofSnap at the 2018 MRCA Convention

Posted by Josh Strehle on 10/29/18 6:30 AM

We had a great time at the MRCA convention this year. From the Indy race games at the ABC Supply booth to the fastest shingler contest, there was a lot to look at and a lot of good conversations had. We loved getting a chance to see some of our long-time customers out in Nebraska and meet some new customers as well. Take a look at some of our pictures of the event!

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Topics: MRCA, Conventions

Roofing Business Requirements

Posted by Josh Strehle on 10/22/18 6:14 AM

Lately, we’ve been talking about what it takes to be a well-connected, well-represented small business in our blogs. As we’ve been building our own new website, preparing for trade shows, and fighting the never-ending fight of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), we’ve been thinking about what it takes to have a good web presence. Specifically a good presence in the roofing industry. This week we’ll take a hard look at the must-haves for any roofing company to survive and thrive in the current market.




Our first small roofing business requirement is, of course, a website. Besides being an essential sign of credibility to customers, your site can be a lead generation machine when built and maintained correctly. Of course, most roofers are more familiar with Cedar Shake than CSS, but it’s never been easier to get a functional webpage that also looks impressive. Tools like Wix, Squarespace, and Wordpress put the power in your hands, but if the idea of juggling a domain and CMS is intimidating, we’ve seen plenty of services that will design and manage your site for relatively low monthly amounts. 

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Topics: Scaling Business, Roofing Resources, Roofing Contractor Software, Roofing apps