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Should you start a restoration business? Are there too many?

The Restoration field is not too crowded. There's always room for more. Are there too many restoration businesses? Is there room for another restoration business in world?  The short answers are no, there aren’t too many and yes, there’s room for more. …

Too much to do – When a catastrophe has your restoration business booming 

When a catastrophe strikes an area, there can be too much to do for a restoration business. Everywhere in the country will have a catastrophe eventually. The Northeast will get clobbered with storms that tear apart houses and businesses. California…

Calculating a Territory for a Restoration Business 

When you look at starting a restoration business, you’ll find yourself looking at franchises that will provide you with a territory. But should you create a territory for your independent restoration business?   We’re going to tell you why we think you should…

It’s Hurricane Season, Is Your Restoration Business Ready?

The Atlantic hurricane season is between June and November, but the peak season, when the majority of hurricanes hit, is between August and October. So, we’re right in the thick of it. Last year, we saw a total of 30…

Company Culture and Employee Retention: How Do You Keep People?

Hiring the right people is hard enough, but how do you retain those star employees that you’ve worked so hard to find? Your business needs a positive culture that makes your staff want to stick around. Many business owners invest…

Why is Marketing Important for Your Restoration Business?

It’s hard to grow your business when no one knows you’re out there. That’s where marketing comes in. Marketing your restoration business means raising awareness. Telling potential customers that you’re out there, and informing them of the value that you…

Why You Should Have IICRC Certifications

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It is a third-party organization that focuses on training and certifying technicians within our industry. They offer a stamp of approval for top technicians and companies. And your team…

How to Maximize Profit While Using a Third-Party Estimating Software

Are you leaving money on the table with your estimating practices? Chances are, if your estimators are using Xactimate, but they’re not properly trained, and there’s no estimate review process in place, then the answer is Yes. So, how can…