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Specialty Trade Contractors Software -New Features Release

October 20, 2014 | By |

Specialty Trade Contractors Software

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MaxCon Software is always working hard to bring new features and services weekly to our members using our specialty trade contractors software. We strive to be the leader in the construction industry by bringing our Tools For Success for contractors industry wide.
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As a continued effort to be an innovator and leader of the construction software industry we have recently released new features, feature improvements and bug fixes. Below is the latest and greatest upgrades to  our MaxCon construction software.
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05 Sep

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3 Ways Contractors Use Software to Boost Profits

September 5, 2014 | By |

One of the greatest things about being a contractor in 2014 is technology. Now instead of being slowed down by the inefficiencies of a paper system, contractors are using technology, like MaxCon Software to increase their profits. Here are a few specific features found in construction software that contractors are using to increase sales, production, and boost profits to an all time high.
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Lead Tracking

Many contractors generate leads from advertising, marketing, or referrals that for one reason or another, wind up slipping through the cracks. With so many things going on in a construction office, it’s easy to forget about a potential customer. But, with every lead that is lost or forgotten, so is the opportunity to build a relationship and make a sale. With lead tracking technology a contractor is able to enter a lead directly into the their software as soon as the lead is generated. This makes it easy to continue tracking the lead, until a sale is made, or the customer decides not to buy. Either way, with lead tracking technology from MaxCon you’ll never let another lucrative sales lead slip through the cracks ever again. Read More

07 Aug

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Project Management Software Tips for Contractors

August 7, 2014 | By |

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Lead by Example

Project managers, owners and leaders should always walk the walk not just talk the talk. When it comes to motivating your team to follow your systems, processes, use the MaxCon project management software and do a good job. It’s important that you lead the way. If someone on your team it’s doing something right there nothing more powerful than the leader coming a long side them and showing them “this is how we do it here.” Read More

05 Aug

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Contractor Software. 5 Tips for Nurturing Your Customers

August 5, 2014 | By |

Contractor SoftwareIt’s a proven fact that it’s easier up to 500% cheaper to keep the customers you have rather than to go out and find new customers. Many contractors who assume a customer is a one-time sale, or have moved away from nurturing customers and focusing customer service are finding out the hard way just how expensive this approach can be.

A few years ago I was chatting with the CEO of an established, local roofing company in a storm damage market.  The company had installed more than 30,000 roofs in their local area, but was having a hard time getting new customers.  I asked “when a hail storm hits, how do you communicate with your customers?”   The owner replied, “well, we don’t really have any customers, we are just out trying to get new business like everyone else”.   This is a classic mistake made by contractors.  Once a large project is finished it’s easy to assume that’s it. But, past customers are an excellent source of repeat and referral business.  Here are 5 simple tips for turning a one-time job into a customer for life using the power of the MaxCon Contractor Software. Read More

04 Aug

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Technology. Do Roofing Contractors Really Need It?

August 4, 2014 | By |

Every day I talk to roofing contractors who have made a decent living doing roofing the “old fashioned way”. White boards, files and piles of paper have always worked in the past, so why change? When making looking at construction software and making decision about whether or not to switch from the old way of doing things, to construction technology here are 5 things to consider.

Competition

In many areas, construction, especially industries like Roofing, Restoration, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical have become very competitive. With more contractors setting up shop every day, it’s becoming harder to stand out from the competition. At the same time, technology savvy customers are looking for ways to differentiate between companies. Imagine you are a consumer looking to get your roof replaced and you decide to speak with 2 contractors. The first is using the old-fashioned paper method. After inspecting your home the contractor creates a bid on paper. There isn’t very much detail and it’s hard to read the contractor’s handwriting, but the customer understands more or less the work to be done and the price.

Construction estimating software technologyThe second contractor performs a similar inspection but is using a cutting edge in-field estimating system such as MaxCon Plus to create a highly professional construction estimate, complete with full descriptions, photographs and detailed pricing. In most cases customers are won over by contractors who have invested in technology and are making the best presentations in the field they possibly can. Read More

29 Jul

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10 Things To Consider When Buying Roofing Software

July 29, 2014 | By |

Contractors often ask me what they should be looking for when buying roofing software. So, I’ve put together a list of 10 things that for roofing contractors should consider when buying roofing software.

What are your needs?

In order to choose the right software, it’s important that you understand exactly what your needs are. For some contractors implementing technology is about ditching the paper and having critical data at their fingertips. For others, it’s about improving communication and keeping their team on the same page. Some contractors want to increase production, while others want to increase profits. Whatever your needs are, make sure you understand them when choosing software.

How technology savvy is your team?

This is a big one for a lot of contractors. No matter how progressive you are, if your team can’t use your new software platform, it’s not going to be very effective. Here at MaxCon Software one of our driving forces is creating software that’s intuitive and easy to use. We also offer unlimited training and support for free, if your team does need a helping hand learning the system. Whatever software you choose, make sure it’s something your team can learn and stick to. Read More

17 Jul

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5 Tips for Getting Your Team to Adopt Construction Software Technology

July 17, 2014 | By |

For many people, adopting new construction software is a scary thing, especially in construction where some people may be used to doing things the old fashioned way. Switching over to a construction software technology platform that completely organizes your documents, photos, jobs and tasks, may seem daunting at first.

Because MaxCon was designed by a contractor for contractors and is tested at every step by real contractors out in the field, it’s easy to use, simple to train and generally gets rave reviews from salespeople, project managers and office staff. To ensure you’ll get the most bang for your investment in MaxCon, here are a few simple tips for getting your staff to buy in. Read More

15 Jul

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Feeling like a Prisoner at Work? Break Free using a Roofing CRM

July 15, 2014 | By |

Summer is here and there’s nothing better than hanging out with family, and friends.  After all, isn’t this the good stuff that we work for?   But for many contractors the reality is vastly different.  Instead of having fun in the sun, they find themselves chained to the office with no chance of escape.  To us, business success has always meant having both and the time to enjoy it, which is one of the driving forces behind the MaxCon Roofing CRM.Roofing CRM<

It’s not always easy to take time off during construction season, but with modern technology, and MaxCon Roofing CRM, you can be relaxing poolside and working at the same time. Many of our contractors run successful businesses from the beach, the lake, or the mountains hanging out with their families and friends.  With all their data right at their fingertips, it’s just like being at the office (except WAY better!) Read More

27 May

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3 Surefire Ways to Run a Better Construction Business

May 27, 2014 | By |

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MaxCon Software helps account for all documents and information needed in IRS audits for contractors and their businesses

Michael Gerber, Author of the famous book The E-Myth says that in order to be successful, business owners should focus on “working on their business” not just in their business.  But, with all the elements of running a success construction company, it’s easy to get lost in an endless stream of day-to-day tasks and never step back and focus on growing your business more effectively.

CRM and Project Management Software from MaxCon is a great way to put systems and processes in place that help you run a better business more effectively and efficiently.  Here are 3 surefire ways you can use MaxCon to make your business run better, so you can focus on building your business, not just fighting fires. Read More

15 May

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The Power of Consistency using a Roofing Software

May 15, 2014 | By |

Roofing SoftwareWhen it comes to running a successful roofing business, one of the most powerful tools you have is the kind of experience you provide for your customers and tracking those customers in a roofing software.  And when it comes to customer experience, consistency is key.  In fact, providing a consistent experience is so critical to creating long-lasting relationships with customers and generating high profit referrals being consistent is more important than being the best.

Here’s what I mean.  Think about the businesses you frequent every day.  When you go into Home Depot, you know what to expect, no matter which store you go to.  You know there will be a section for lumber, a section for plumbing, and a special contractor’s desk where you can place large orders and get special contractor discounts.   For lunch, you could order a Big Mac meal from any McDonald’s in the state and the meal you get, the time it took to get it, and your overall customer experience would be virtually identical.  This is what it looks like to provide a consistent customer experience.

Look at virtually any highly successful service business and you will see a pattern of consistency.  The businesses that continue to add new names to their list of satisfied references understand that today’s customers are doing their research before choosing the contractor that will get their business.  They want to know what they are going to get for their hard-earned money.  They want to feel confident that any company they hire is going to deliver on what they promise. Read More