Recent Posts by Erin Vaughan

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How Top Construction Companies Are Attracting and Retaining Talent

If you work in construction, then news about the current labor shortage won’t come as any surprise. Construction professionals have named hiring as their top concern for a number of years; in 2017, National Association of Home Builders survey findings revealed that 82% of construction professionals listed the cost and availability of laborers as a... Continue Reading

How a Reliable Lead Source Can Reduce Your Cost Per Action

Cost per action marketing may be a smart way to capture leads from online ads, but it’s a much stronger strategy when you have robust lead verification and closing processes working in your favor. Unfortunately, building internal teams to oversee these kinds of tasks may be burdensome, time-intensive, and expensive. However, a reliable lead source... Continue Reading

How to Lower Your Water Footprint in Your Garden

Gardening is a time-honored tradition, but luckily, we live in an era where water flows freely from the tap (can you imagine hauling all the water you needed for your garden by hand?). Modern environmental concerns mean today’s gardeners need to consider their water footprint in the backyard. Water-wise gardening isn’t about simply reducing the amount of water... Continue Reading

The Importance of Aligning Sales with Marketing in the Home Improvement Space

It’s no secret that marketing and sales share a close relationship with one another—and like many relatives, that relationship sometimes falls on the love-hate side of the spectrum. Marketers who are eager to tie their efforts to revenue often complain that sales teams don’t react quickly enough to close their leads. Sales reps say the... Continue Reading

Best Heating & Cooling Systems for Your Home

The Best Heating & Cooling Systems - 2018 Has the summer heat got you sweating? When the weather runs to extremes, and your HVAC system is outdated, old, or just plain poor-performing, you probably feel the need for an urgent change—and wish you knew what kind of unit would best beat the temperatures. Or maybe you’ve... Continue Reading

Digital Marketing Tips for Today’s Residential Contractor: How Consumer Trends Are Shaping the Roofing Industry

Roofers tend to think in terms of regionality, not demographics. After all, being able to identify materials that will withstand an area's high winds or stand up to a sudden hailstorm is pretty useful information for customers. The contractor's mind is packed with practical insights and solutions to counter the logistical challenges of weathering the... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Repeat Customers and Referrals

There’s nothing like a familiar face, especially when it comes to your business. Nothing against new customers, but there are a lot of reasons to appreciate your existing clients. For one thing, they’re a lot cheaper than new ones. In fact, increasing customer retention rates by just 5% can boost profits by anywhere between 25 and 95%. And... Continue Reading

Why Before and After Photos Are So Important and How to Take Yours

A common saying around the restaurant industry is “people eat with their eyes”—that is, people are drawn to meals that look as great as they taste. A similar motto holds true in home remodeling: people buy with their eyes. That means that in order to attract a larger customer base, you have to provide some... Continue Reading

Mobile Apps Every Contractor Needs in Their Arsenal

If you’re a contractor, you probably don’t spend all that much time at your desk. In fact, you probably have to handle your office work from the seat of your car or a quiet corner of the jobsite most days. That mobility is exactly what makes apps so powerful for modern home improvement professionals. The ability to... Continue Reading