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Four Ways to Power Up Your Referral Game

Referrals from satisfied customers serve as a critical source of new business for contractors. Here are some tips for getting the most benefit from the referrals you’ve earned. Have a strategy. If you would like to do more of a specific type of project, work more in a particular geographic area, or have more customers…

Business Tips for Uncertain Times

If there’s one thing we can count on lately, it’s the unexpected. As contractors, you know this more than anyone! With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, a presidential election fast approaching, and other issues at hand, here are some tips for helping your business survive and thrive during these times of increased uncertainty. Don’t take success…

Good Habits You Won’t Want to Break

Stephen Covey’s the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® – Habits #4, #5, & #6 Our last newsletter discussed Habits #2 and #3 from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®. Here, we continue our series on Covey’s concepts. HABIT #4: THINK WIN-WIN® Covey’s fourth habit encourages people to focus on cooperation…

Good Habits You Won’t Want to Break

Stephen Covey’s the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® – Habit #2 & #3 In our last newsletter, we discussed Habit #1 (“Be Proactive”) in Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®. In this issue, we continue our series on Covey’s concepts. Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind    Covey’s…

Product Spotlight: FootingPad® and Quik-Tube® for Deck Projects

FootingPad® Footer Pads A lightweight alternative to concrete footings, FootingPad’s simple yet solid footing system meets code requirements and has been tested and certified by NTA Testing Laboratories. We are stocking FootingPad’s 12” and 16” pads. QUIK-TUBE® Concrete Tubes by QUIKRETE® A rigid fiber building form tube, QUIK-TUBE is ideal for pouring concrete foundations for…