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If you are a contractor or a client, here is the information that you need to know:

YOU ARE A CLIENT

You can carry on with your quote process but you must prioritize remote ways of communicating. For example, you can communicate with contractors through video calls or send them pictures by email to help them present a detailed quote. Here is more information on this subject: Renovation projects in the time of COVID-19

YOU ARE A CONTRACTOR

Unless the work is considered an essential service, you cannot meet with the clients to present a quote or to carry out the work. Here are 2 articles that could help you in the current situation: 3 tips to present quotes remotely and Guide to financial assistance programs for Canadian businesses

HERE ARE THE PROJETS THAT ARE CONSIDERED AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES

These projects can still be carried out in the current crisis (check with you provincial authorities to make sure this applies):

  • Plumbing issues that keep the system from working correctly;
  • Electricity problems that affect the way the system works;
  • Repairs that must be made to fix a dangerous problem (bulging brick wall, broken window, broken door, water infiltrations, natural disaster);
  • Heating problems;
  • Issues with locks.

 
 
 
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Renovation Contractor: How to Organize During the Peak Season

Last modified: 2020-03-02 | Approximate reading time 4 mins

Léa Plourde-Archer

As a renovation contractor, are you already thinking about the impressive amount of jobs that you will be working on in the peak season? Although this busy workload always represents good news, it can be hard to coordinate!

How is it possible to face this busy period? RenoQuotes.com has a few tips for you. 

Getting organized as a renovation contractor during the busy work season: a few tips

Using software that is designed for you

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Our first tip to help you during this hectic period is to use software that is specially designed for renovation contractors. One example is Go-Estimations. This software will help you estimate the costs associated with materials and labour involved in your renovation projects, no matter the size and span.

We must reiterate that the quote should consider all the elements involved in the project, including the amounts associated with:

  • All types of projects (electricity, foundations, plumbing and others);
  • The labour that is involved;
  • The materials that are used.

This will help you control the costs involved in each project and keep your finances in check.

Secondly, we must mention how useful it is to take advantage of a piece of software like Adobe Suite Construction. This software suite allows you to manage a large amount of data regarding all employee payroll, accounting as well as the steps and tasks to complete for each project that you are working on. This will allow you to organize your time, your employees, your finances as well as your timeframes.

Don’t wait before you start hiring employees!

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As you may already know, labour shortage can be a major problem when you have to deal with a lot of work. Therefore, you must make sure to have enough people to fulfill all the jobs you have signed up for.

Of course, you should also take the time to choose the candidates who will be a part of your team. So, how do you go about finding qualified workers who will be assets for your company?

If you already have an account with RenoQuotes.com, you can receive applications! Simply head to your contractor profile and click on “Modify your information”. Once you are there, head to the Clients/Employees section and tick “I want to receive potential employees”

We will be able to send you resumes from professionals working in the fields that you are looking for. This may help you fulfill your labour shortage as you will have access to a group of qualified candidates that have the right licenses and skills to work in your company.

Also, know that there are specialized websites for construction and renovation workers such as https://www.canadianconstructionjobs.ca/

Don’t forget to visit www.randstad.com. This website is very popular with renovation and construction workers looking for work. You could display your job offers and benefit from expert assistance in recruiting employees.

Planning: again and again!

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Before you embark on this busy season that will arrive much sooner than you think, take the time to identify a date on the calendar for each commitment and plan a detailed timeline for each one of these.

In order to fill your calendar, don't forget to start looking for projects that you might be interested in on our platform. That way you can be sure you don't miss any opportunities!

If you need advice on what to include in the quotes that you present to your customers, check out our article How to calculate a renovation quote. We also have some tips to help you present your prices to your current and future customers:

  • Describe what you are offering;
  • Present the advantages associated with the project;
  • Highlight the potential difficulties involved with the project;
  • Explain why you stand out from the competition.

Looking for other useful advice to present a price to your clients? Check out our article: Home renovation contractor: 8 tips to present a price to your clients.

Educate yourself

Before the high season starts, you can take advantage of this quieter period to chat with suppliers and find out more about the new products that will be available in the upcoming months. In doing so, you won’t find yourself left in the lurch as you try to fulfill all the projects that are crowding up your calendar.

Also, are you on the lookout for current renovation trends? As the field is constantly involving, take the time to refine your knowledge in order to anticipate customer demand and to be able to present innovative concepts that will make you stand out from the competition.

Optimize your contractor profile

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Do you have an account with our contractor network? If your profile hasn’t been optimized in a while, contact us! We can revise your information and help you make sure that your profile fulfills your current needs.

Indeed, with this update, we will be able to update the minimum and maximum amounts for projects you want to receive. Your company has expanded, and you want to accept bigger projects? Optimizing your profile will help you find what you are looking for!

Secondly, it will be possible to modify (if necessary) the areas that you want to cover, as well as the services you are looking to offer to your customers.

Do you dislike receiving emails all the time? We can modify your profile so that you only receive projects during set time slots, whenever best suits your needs.

Do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone for assistance from a customer service representative. Here is a reminder of our contact information:

Email: pro@renoquotes.com

Phone : 1 844 828-1588

Find contracts for your home renovation company

RenoQuotes.com can help you get home renovation contracts. We get requests from clients looking for trusted home renovation professionals just like you.  Fill out the form on our homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will receive information on how to get new clients for your renovation company through our service.

Dial 1-844 828-1588 to speak with one of our customer service representatives

 

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