Social Distancing Doesn’t Necessarily Equal Work Stoppage
Can We Use Social Distancing To Improve Efficiency and Profitability Social distancing…. words a few short weeks ago we wouldn’t have put together. But here we are! Social distancing is a very real issue, even for our industry. So how will we use this time? If jobs slow, how will you keep techs busy and […]
Scope of Work: Small Changes Make A Big Impact
When writing estimates, there are only a few things that make up the final price. Your sketch/measurements, your scope of work and your unit pricing. Each one affects your profitability differently. Let’s start our discussion with the scope of work. For many, that is what you get the most push back on when dealing with […]
Not Knowing Your s500 Is Costing You Money
Everyone in your company should read and know the s500. Why? Because that is how we establish proper standard operating procedures. Each time the s500 is updated, we should be looking over it and learning the changes. It is imperative the techs know the standards to make sure your company is performing up to the […]
HMR Line Items on Cat 3 Claims Justified?
In order to know what a line item includes and if we are using it correctly, we need to learn how to really dig into the line items. What are we digging for? Treasure!!! That buried treasure is the company’s profits. The more you dig, the more treasure you will find. So let’s start on […]
Common Mistake: The Perfect Estimator
Are you an estimator that knows it all? Seems that should be a good thing. Nope! Not many people know it all! I know I don’t…… from what I’m told. There is always more to learn! And in mitigation the stakes are very high. Just making minor changes in your scope of work have huge […]
The Power of the Eyes
There is countless amounts of information to suggest that we learn better with our eyes. Seeing something over reading it helps all of us. Its proven. Our eyes help make those long term memories we are always thinking about. Those family recipes, vacations, friends, important information, and we can go on and on. But what […]
Are you consistently being inconsistent?
I was talking with my husband the other day about disciplining our children and we realized that we had some inconsistencies with our instructions and discipline for our children. Once we realized this, we immediately put a system in place to correct this and prevent it from happening again. This made me start thinking about […]