Three Super Bowl Take-Aways For Roofing Contractors


If you're a football fan, you know what I mean when I say: you look for lessons about life in the game. (If you're not a football fan or if you don't like the Seahawks and you just want to skip to the business ideas, click here.) Football is a lot like business. In football, your goal is to win. You make a game plan. And then it's a struggle against the opposition. In the end, you either win or you lose -- you reach your goal or you don't. No matter what you thought about the Super Bowl … [Read more...]

Doing Mick Jagger’s Roof


Let's say you book another re-roof job. It's a fairly nice house -- and a pretty good job for your company. When your crew starts work on the first day, a guy comes out of the house and introduces himself. It's Mick Jagger. Mick is friendly and down-to-earth. He tells your crew that he bought the house recently. He didn't want a mansion -- he just wants a nice place to hang out and maybe write a new song or two with Keith Richards. Suddenly this isn't just another job you're doing -- … [Read more...]

Civilians, Knuckleheads, and Serious Roofing Contractors

Serious Roofing Contractor

Yep. Those three categories. Those are the three types of people we see in the world. Civilians are just regular people, outside the roofing industry. Most civilians wouldn't know a step flashing from a roll of felt -- and that's okay. Roofing contractors are here to help civilians -- they're our customers, after all. Then there are knuckleheads -- people who intentionally or unintentionally screw up the business. Knuckleheads get in the way of you doing your work smoothly and … [Read more...]