In a continuation on our last blog post, this week we’re brushing up on the environmentally friendly tech that’s come out in the last year. Winter months are a perfect time to spend a little time researching new systems and preparing to offer them to customers next year. As 2019 looms with a possible El Nino and hurricane seasons that seem longer and stronger every year, environmentally conscious homeowners will be seeking green-solutions to their roofing needs, and your company should be ready to meet that demand.
With the first snow of the season already past our offices here in Columbus, Ohio. We’re definitely feeling the winter season closing in on us. While that doesn’t apply to all of our friends in the roofing industry, for those of you in the Northern latitudes, it’s almost time to pack in the tools and call an end to shingling for the year. That doesn’t work is over with though, this week’s blog is here to give you some suggestions on how to do more for your company than hibernate this winter season.
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.
Topics: Veterans Day
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.