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Helping Facility Managers Find A Contractor: How to Market Yourself

Facility managers searching for high quality service providers often find themselves struggling to locate quality professionals that offer the needed services in a reliable, consistent manner. This can lead to frustration and wasted time, with the tendency to settle for contractors that do not offer the best quality of services – simply because they can be found.

Contractors that are interested in finding work will need to put effort and attention into marketing themselves to facility managers in order to make themselves visible and attractive in prospective clients. This can be one of the greatest challenges of being a contractor, but once handled properly it will bring these professionals into connection with the facility managers that need them. Read more.

Looking for Work as a Commercial Contractor? Make Sure You’re Certified!

A person looking to find work as a certified contractor must first ensure he gets the required certification from his specific state. Each single state has its own prerequisites and rules that must be fulfilled before one gets certified as a contractor. A key requirement for all contractors is that they must pass the state exam. If a contractor happens to move to another state, he is required to sit for the state exam in that particular state before he can start working as a contractor there. While a contractor is not required to be certified in all the different states before he or she can begin practicing as a contractor, it is advisable to do so as he will be able to get more work when he or she is certified in various states. Read more.

NECA Announces Alliance with Fixxbook to Market Membership

Bethesda, MD – The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has announced a new alliance with Fixxbook to provide value to their contractor members including increased exposure to more service and maintenance revenue opportunities. Read more.

Contractor Management, Sourcing, & Online Bidding

Contractor management refers to an integrated strategy aimed at attaining the best value and service from a contractor. It facilitates the mitigation of losses, increase in service quality and regulation of costs. It is essential since it enables one to establish a relationship with their contractor which translates to the strengthening of both their enterprises. This is done through constant communication with the contractors. It aids in quick resolution of issues that might arise and in the increase of client satisfaction. Business and facility managers depend on contractor companies to render and uphold high quality services.  This necessitates the need for an effective contractor management system. Read more.

Contractor Management: How to Manage Your Project Budgets

In a struggling economy, it can be a very nerve wracking experience to take on a construction project (no matter how major or minor) with the help of a professional contractor. For most businesses, budgets are tight, and it seems that when it comes to construction projects, the unexpected is always waiting to happen and rack extra dollars onto your bill.

Though there are obviously issues that may arise that are beyond the control of anyone, there are steps that you can take to help keep your project budget under control, and as close to your original cost projections as possible. When you adhere to these simple yet highly effective contractor management tips, you will be able to successfully stick to a reasonable project budget. Read more.

Finding a Contractor: Commercial Plumbing Contractor Liability Insurance Requirements

Finding the right contractor for the job takes a little research. If you’re talking about a job on commercial property like an office building or retail space, it’s obviously important to hire someone who is both qualified and experienced, whether you’re talking about an electrician, plumber or landscape contractor.  That said, there’s more to the contractor vetting process than experience or even recommendations. It is also very important to find a contractor who has the right insurance for this specific job. Read more.

Commercial Contractor Work: How to Prioritize Your Jobs

When it comes to commercial contractor work, an important element of success is to learn how to prioritize your jobs. If you can successfully handle multiple jobs and organize them proficiently, you’ll make your clients happy and improve your bottom-line, along with your reputation. Read more.

ServiceChannel Relaunches Fixxbook Website with New Look and Enhanced Functionality

New York City, NY – ServiceChannel Inc. has relaunched its Fixxbook website with a fresh new design and enhanced functionality. Developed by Fixxbook’€™s experienced production and marketing teams, along with Path Interactive, the new website embodies the company’s commitment to modern web design while expanding the product’€™s capabilities, which has made Fixxbook the leading commercial contractor management service provider for the facilities management industry. Read more.

How is Fixxbook modeled after other industry regulations?

We didn’€™t say, “€œWe’™re going to make sure that every service provider in the world is credentialed through Fixxbook and we’€™re going to create this credentialing tool.”€ It was quite the opposite: Our clients were coming to us and saying, “€œWe need more information about these contractors. We need to know more about them; we need to know the answer to this question and that question.”

So what’€™s driving the development of Fixxbook today? The private networks of clients. We realized that other industries had gone down this same path (of credentialing)… where software was created specifically because of an event or series of events: Read more.

Finding a Contractor: Commercial Plumbing Contractor Liability Insurance Requirements

It is the basic responsibility of managers of facilities to find a plumbing contractor who can make life comfortable for the people working in their buildings and offices as well as the customers they serve. The complexities of building plumbing networks merit the need to choose the right commercial plumbing contractor who has the appropriate liability requirements to protect their companies’ interests. Read more.