Category Archives: The Homestead Post

The Benefits of Post-job Follow-ups

Do you think of following up with customers as a path to “opening a can of worms”? We challenge you to see it differently! Why Follow Up?  1. Following up allows you to learn what customers like most about your work—that’s valuable information you can use to set yourself apart from other contractors.  2. What…

Product Spotlight: Evolve Stone® Mortarless Series

Homestead Outdoor Products now carries Evolve Stone®, a high-performing, simple-to-install stone veneer with the look and feel of natural stone. Evolve Stone delivers premium quality, aesthetics, and ease of installation: More impermeable to moisture than other stone veneer products on the market because it doesn’t hold moisture against the structure Exceptionally durable to withstand the…

Four Tips for Working Safely in the Heat of Summer

Summer brings the perfect storm of heat, humidity, and the hot sun. It’s prime time for dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, so it’s important to make sure workers know the first signs of heat-related problems.  Early Warning Signs Excessive thirst  Dry mouth Fatigue Muscle cramps Dizziness More serious symptoms—such as rapid heart rate, no…

How to Get Referrals: Just Ask!

Referrals from satisfied customers stand as one of the most effective tools for growing a business. However, not all contractors feel comfortable requesting them. They don’t want to bother their customers, or they believe it’s in bad form to ask for referrals. If that’s your perception, you may be missing out on new opportunities!  Instead,…