4 Books Every Concrete Contractor Should Read

I read a lot of books. Some are outstanding; others seem to miss the mark. Here are four books that I believe every concrete contractor should read to improve their business and life. The next time someone in your family wonders what to get you for a gift, show them this list. The Checklist Manifesto: […]

How Contractors Can Get Customer Testimonials

I was asked by Rebecca Wasieleski, the fantastic editor of Concrete Contractor Magazine, to share a marketing tip for a live interview with ForConstructionPros.com.  It took place during the World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas. Click the play button on the screen below for a brief, simple explanation of how contractors can get testimonials […]

Shock and Awe in Atlanta

Yesterday I gave a speech at the Atlanta chapter of the Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle (GKIC) marketing group.  GKIC, led by Dan Kennedy, is a worldwide membership-based organization that is comprised of the sharpest minds in online and offline (traditional) marketing for small businesses.  I have been a GKIC member since 2009. The Atlanta chapter is […]

4 Reasons Contractors Should Follow Up On Their Bids

Too often contractors send out bids (proposals, estimates, sales agreements, etc.) and don’t follow up on them. A lot of time, money and effort is put into marketing, selling, and estimating projects.  But then, after the bid is sent out, most contractors leave it at that.  They don’t follow up on those bids. If they […]

Why Contractors Should Use Testimonials in Their Marketing

A testimonial describes the benefits and advantages that others can expect to receive from utilizing your company.  A testimonial is a statement made by someone else – usually your customer – that describes their experience and satisfaction with you, your company, or your product/service.  They have benefited from utilizing your company and are willing to […]

Doug Herbert Speaks at CFA Summer Convention

I traveled to beautiful Traverse City, Michigan for the Concrete Foundations Association of North America (CFA) Summer Convention.  While there, I was elected to the Board of Directors of the CFA.  I also took – and passed – the grueling exam to become a CFA Certified Foundation Technician. I gave a presentation to the poured […]