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ROOF COATINGS OCT 2017

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30 ROOF COATINGS 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Large Roofing Job when getting into a bigger league. If you are fair with your customers and truly dedicated to serving them well, the good word will get around and you will be successful in any new circle. Don't charge more than is right and fair (even if you are doing a job for a big corporation and they can "afford it"). A lways be fair, honest, and aboveboard. Find the Right Resources If you've decided you are going to tackle a big commercial roof coating job, tap into the resources that are available to you. For instance, if you belong to your local chamber of commerce, networking opportunities there could be valuable if you hit a snag or encounter an unfamiliar problem over the course of the job. If you're fortunate enough to have made trustworthy relationships with other local roofers that have good track records, you could potentially consult with them about problems and what they've done in the face of similar problems. e materials supplier you order your roofing products from can also be a valuable resource when you need guidance. Your supplier likely has special insight regarding suitable products, tips for applying them, etc. Need skilled labor or troubleshooting advice? Well- established roofing associations are a highly valuable resource — whether you're new at doing large-scale commercial roofing work or whether you're an old pro. When you belong to a nationwide contractor association, you have connections with veteran roofers from all across the country who can give you needed instruction whenever you hit a snag or even help on-site when encountering an unfamiliar problem. Before You Agree W hen the opportunity for a large commercial roof coating job comes along, just make sure you weigh the risks and honestly assess your own capacity to do the job before you agree to it. ere are likely other opportunities down the road if you aren't ready for this one — and it's better to be honest with yourself upfront than to bite off more than you can chew and fail in your first attempt. CP Jonathan Keim co-founded Choice Roof Cont ractor Group, a nat ion- w ide associat ion of commercia l roof ing cont ractors w it h members located t hroughout t he United States. The g roup's ma in focus is on br ing ing commer- cia l cont ractors toget her to assist one anot her and to prov ide better ser v ice to t heir c l ients. Through t he many resources ava i lable in t his g roup, K eim helps members e x pand t heir businesses t hrough increased sa les of indust r ia l and commercia l roof ser v ices. For more infor mat ion, contact: Choice Roof Cont ractor Group, (800) 670-5583, w w w.ChoiceRoofCont ractors.com More materials, resources, and equipment may be just a few of the items on your check list for a larger job. In addition to potential legal fees and hiring challenges, working these larger jobs may also affect how you're able to treat your regular clients. Before you take on that larger project, weigh the risks and be honest with yourself as to whether or not you can do the job (and others) correctly.

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