Signing on as a restoration contractor after a catastrophic loss can catapult your business into a season of growth but taking on large jobs isn’t easy when you’re a small business. When you are prepared to adjust operations to make accommodations for big jobs, you give yourself the opportunity to land more work and that’s always good for business.
When it comes to scaling your business, there are always hurdles you will face that are unique to the restoration industry. One of the most common struggles contractors face is finding adequate equipment when they take on big jobs after catastrophic loss.
The first step to overcoming this hurdle should take place before a catastrophic loss ever occurs. Begin by building relationships with rental companies you want to do business with. Do your research, ask around to find out who the most dependable companies in your area are and reach out to introduce yourself. This relationship could make the difference in whether or not you get the equipment you need and if you get it in a timely fashion.
When a catastrophic loss happens, don’t hesitate to make the call to rent the equipment you could need. In these events, rental equipment is in high demand and waiting could mean you can’t take a job because you don’t have access to the tools you need.
Lastly, restoration contractors should always be prepared to face a few hiccups when they take on jobs that are larger than the work they typically do. Take some time to think through what could go wrong at a large job. Do you have the ability to transport the large equipment you are renting? Can you power all of this equipment when you get there? Do you have enough staff available to get the job done on time?
Scaling your business to take on catastrophic loss restoration work isn’t easy, but it does get simpler the more you take the leap. Once you understand what you can expect, you know what mistakes to avoid and how to prepare for the next big job that comes your way.
At More Floods, we work with independent restoration specialists to implement operational models that are perfect for scaling their organization. To learn more about joining our network, click here or call 1-866-667-3356.