Going for cheap

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In our industry, the company trying to win every project with the lowest price is often the one who goes out of business.

Or arguably worse, stays in business, and struggles and stresses every week to keep things going, hiding from ...

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Customer Service Matters

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No Booties - mud copyYes, you can air seal around a flue pipe with world-class quality. But that alone isn’t going to ...

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Does your pricing work?

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what pricingLast week I worked with four different contractors and people in two different programs and discussed pricing.

Oh my.

Contractors, can you make ...

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The most expensive contractor (part 4 of 4)

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This is the last of a 4-part series on pricing from Mike Gorman. It costs more to deliver quality work. If it costs more, you should charge more.

How Does This Fit Together?

A lot of homeowners ...

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The most expensive contractor (part 3 of 4)

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This is Part 3 of a 4-part series on pricing from Mike Gorman. It costs more to deliver quality work. If it costs more, you should charge more.

Building Your Estimate

The starting point of any estimate ...

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The most expensive contractor (part 2 of 4)

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This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on pricing from Mike Gorman. It costs more to deliver quality work. If it costs more, you should charge more.

Determine a Fair Price

Instead of lower prices, try ...

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The Most Expensive Contractor (part 1 of 4)

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This is the first installment of a 4-Part series on pricing from Mike Gorman. It costs more to deliver quality work. If it costs more, you should charge more.

Not everyone can be the most expensive ...

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Sell the Solution…

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Sell The Solution

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A Tale of Two Value Propositions

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Here’s a hypothetical project, and two archetypal contractor stand-ins.

Really Smart Energy Contractor, Bill, is working for a customer who pays $3,000 (exactly, $3,000) in annual utility bills. He has put together a work scope which includes replacing ...

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Q1 is Done. How are You Doing?

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March just ended. And if you’re like most contractors, whose fiscal year matches the calendar year, so ends the first quarter.

How are you doing? Have you looked? You ought to be doing this AT LEAST monthly, ...

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