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Plumbing Pricing Guide: How to Price Plumbing Jobs for Maximum Profitability 

Like most business owners, plumbing contractors tend to assume that the more work they get, the more money they’re going to make. Unfortunately for plumbers, the opposite is frequently true. Having completed their busiest year ever, the owners of plumbing companies all too often discover that rather than sitting in the catbird seat—where they ought to be—they find they’re actually looking at a huge loss. 

News

New ServiceTitan VP of Franchise Strategy: ‘Ask the question, what’s possible?’

Cameron Kerr has more than 25 years of professional experience in multi-site operations and the franchise industry, including more than a decade in management and leadership positions at Clockwork Home Services. He joins ServiceTitan as Vice President of Franchise Strategy.

Flat Rate vs. Hourly Pricing for Contractors

When debating hourly vs. flat-rate pricing, contractors in the skilled trades make strong arguments for and against both options. Some believe time and material pricing represents the most transparent way to charge customers, whereas others think a flat-rate fee provides the best value for your services.

Electrical

Top 30 Best Electrician Blogs For Industry Professionals

Homeowners and businesses rely on more electricity than ever. Both customers and the electricians who serve them must work at keeping up with new technologies, increased energy demands, and cost concerns related to updated regulations or new equipment as they safely and efficiently power their homes or offices. 

Success Story

How to Use TitanScore as a Self-Tutorial for Higher Productivity

When Sun Glow Heating & Cooling onboarded ServiceTitan software in December 2019, Leon Wright was tasked as point man for the Portland, Ore.-based company. A former field tech, Wright did most of the software integration (an ongoing job) and oversaw the process of getting the rest of the team up to speed. In less than six months, the company’s average ticket zoomed up from $400 to $511. 

Electrical

The Essential Electrician Podcast List for 2020

Are you ready to grow your electrical business, by working on it instead of in it? Have you spent years inspecting customers’ homes for electrical safety concerns, only to find yourself correcting sloppy electrical work performed by other contractors most of the time?  With electricians in such high demand, especially in light of the recent trade worker shortage, you may be thinking it’s time to start your own electrical business or expand the one you currently operate. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting an average 10 percent expected job growth over the next 10 years for electricians, now is a good time to do either.

HVAC

The Essential HVAC Podcast List for Contractors

Make better use of your ‘windshield time’ by listening to these HVAC podcasts for tips and inspiration. Are you spending hours every day driving to your customers’ HVAC job sites? The time adds up, especially if your company operates in a more rural area or has a large service area. How do you fill the drive time?  For Angel Nava, every minute counts. He’s trying to grow a multi-million dollar HVAC business, so he listens to HVAC podcasts or HVAC audiobooks every chance he gets.

Webinar Recap

How to Streamline Compliance with Complex Sales Tax Regulations 

Staying compliant with updated 2020 sales tax rules and regulations is an absolute must for all business owners in the home and commercial services industry. James Maughan has more than 20 years of finance experience at Avalara, a leading software company for automated tax compliance — and offers key takeaways on staying compliant with sales tax rules and regulations. 

Plumbing Insurance: What Every Plumbing Business Owner Needs To Know

It takes a lot of work and oversight to run a plumbing business. Whether you’re starting a company from the ground up or expanding your services and looking for additional coverage, it’s key to find the right plumbing insurance to mitigate risk and provide financial protection. Plumber insurance is beneficial in other ways, too, as it gives customers assurance your company is financially backed in potential unforeseen events, such as an accident, property damage, or injuries related to the job.

5 Clever Tricks That Help Improve Your Email Deliverability

When it comes to marketing for your home services business, email is king. In fact, 59% of marketers say email gives them their largest return on investment (ROI). Compared to other channels such as social media and paid search, email is a relatively cost-effective way to reach customers.  However, email service providers are more sophisticated than they used to be, and they’ve gotten much better at filtering out potential spam. Unfortunately, this causes problems for businesses who send legitimate marketing emails, only to find they’ve ended up in customers’ spam folders. 

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