Here's how you can 'cement your reputation' in the contractor business

Inside Manila
PUBLISHED May 2, 2018 04:20 pm | UPDATED May 2, 2018 04:44 pm
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(Inside Manila) Being in the contractor industry means that you have to build solid foundations (pun intended). It can take time to establish trust and create relationships, but there are some things that you can do to make sure that you will always be the contractor of choice.


Specialize


It pays off to be unique. There are already dozens of contractors that claim they can do every project possible whether residential or commercial. Some may see them as a jack of all trades but a master of none.


Be a master of something. Your business could specialize in constructing the best residential homes and that would get more brand recognition compared to just doing whatever everyone else is doing. You can still accept other projects, but you may want to highlight your firm’s specialization in building certain kinds of properties.


Hire Better People


Hiring more, better people to do work for you is perhaps one of the most obvious tips to stay at the top of your industry. The more projects you successfully finish, the more businesses will want to hire your firm. In order to keep up with the demand, you will need to hire additional people to handle the load.

In addition, hiring better people will mean that your quality of service will also improve. The more experienced people you have, the better your projects will be.


Invest in Marketing Efforts


Whether it’s digital or traditional, you will find that marketing does work to get you more leads and customers. It does not matter if you are the best in the business if no one hears about you. Word of mouth can work, but a full marketing campaign will be more beneficial to bring in more projects and revenue for your company.


Be Certified


Nobody wants to work with a contractor that does not have certifications. Get licensed by the Philippine Contractors’ Accreditation Board (PCAB). It means that you comply with industry regulations and safety requirements.


Work Smart


Do not skimp on the best business practices. Taking shortcuts is a bad idea and may just cause more trouble down the road.


Buy the best possible equipment and materials that you can afford. For instance, you can get high-quality cement products from Cemex Philippines, a global leader in the industry with more than 100 years of experience. Their products include different types of cement that can even help you save money.




For more information, visit Cemex Philippines on their official Facebook and Instagram page. 

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