Understanding the Numbers

Understanding the Numbers

It wasn’t until I was already a year into my roofing company. I had finished a handful of roofing projects and I started to notice that nearly every roofing project was not as profitable as I thought it would be. I was barely making enough money to survive, let alone...
6 Main Components of the Business Plan

6 Main Components of the Business Plan

When I first started my roofing company, I sat down and I hand wrote my business plan on a sheet of paper – two pages front and back. It was basically just a list of everything I could think of that I would need to launch my roofing business. Over my years in...
Ten Rules of Roofing Entrepreneurship: Part 2

Ten Rules of Roofing Entrepreneurship: Part 2

It wasn’t until I was attending college at the University of Northern Colorado that I learned what real entrepreneurship was all about. I was in my second year of business school and one of my classes featured guest speakers that were experienced entrepreneurs. One...
Ten Rules of Roofing Entrepreneurship: Part 1

Ten Rules of Roofing Entrepreneurship: Part 1

There I was, a ten year old kid selling Blow Pops out of my backpack in the back of the school bus. I had figured out that if I used my allowance to buy a box of blow-pops from the grocery store, I could sell them for $.25 cents each and get back more money that it...
Building Your Team

Building Your Team

When I first started in roofing sales, I was handed a stack of contracts and a handful of papers that had some basic information about the roofing company. I was told to go sell roofs. Unfortunately, too many roofing companies either start out with this shotgun...