LED Rebates in California

California LED Rebate Guide for ContractorsAttention Lighting Contractors in California!

Did you know that there’s an online database that can help you search for LED Lamps and Fixtures that qualify for at LEAST one of many different energy rebates in the state of California? Continue reading

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Chip Gaines Bio: Contractor Spotlight!

Contractor Spotlight: Chip Gaines

Photo Courtesy of HGTV

General contractors are known for many things: their know-how, their efficiency (or in some cases, their inefficiency), the versatility of their skill-set, and their ability to negotiate between a client and team of workers. Rarely are contractors known, however, for their hit television show.  However, Chip Gaines of Waco, TX is an exception to this rule. Chip and his wife, Joanna Gaines, comprise the extremely well-liked duo of HGTV’s popular television show, “Fixer Upper.” This hands-on man utilized his numerous interests and teamed up with his wife to successfully pursue some of their own dreams, all while making dream homes possible for their clients. Read on to learn how you can apply some practices of this household name to your own contracting business! Continue reading

Working Outside in Cold Weather

Working Outside in Cold Weather

Being at the mercy of the weather is one of the many challenges that contractors face on a daily basis. As the winter months begin, it’s time to start preparing for working outside in the extreme cold. Continue reading

How to Handle Construction Job Delays

How to Handle Construction Job DelaysWhenever a construction job begins, it’s in everyone’s best interest to do one thing as accurately as possible: predict the future.

Unfortunately, not everyone can foresee events that may inhibit the completion of a project. Since such events often lead to downtime during delays, the real question becomes, “How do you handle unexpected job delays?”

Here are some of the most common types of job delays followed by some ideas about how to get through them: Continue reading

What is a Lighting Retrofit?

What is a Lighting Retrofit?

Lighting technology is constantly improving, but does that mean you need to buy entirely new fixtures every time more efficient technology hits the market? Not necessarily, thanks to retrofitting. Retrofitting is a popular and cost-effective alternative to upgrading to a more energy efficient and higher quality lighting system. Read on to learn more about retrofitting and how it can help you. Continue reading

How to Become a Contractor

How to become a contractor

Independent Contractors are becoming more and more common in the United States as many companies are using their services instead of hiring regular, full-time employees. Unlike a regular employee, an independent contractor may provide specific goods or services to several different companies at once under written or verbal contract. Continue reading