In the roofing industry, referrals are an essential endorsement. They have the validity and trust of a personal recommendation. Referrals are critical to establishing credibility and securing new customers. Roofing, in particular, is a trust-based industry that thrives on positive feedback and customer satisfaction. This article will cover ways to master roofing referrals and land more customers.

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When it comes to waste management during construction, renovation, demolition, or large-scale cleanup operations, a common debris handling tool is the waste chute. Waste chutes are an effective and efficient solution for removing waste from a multi-story job site and can create a safer work environment. On some jobs, dumpster access may not be available or homeowners may balk at a rolloff dumpster on their lawn. This article will look at how pairing the Equipter 4000 with a waste chute can expand the possibilities of debris removal across many work site settings.

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In today’s competitive, fast-paced world, equipment purchase decisions can significantly impact a company’s bottom line. It is natural for companies who want to hedge their bets by renting equipment before they purchase it outright. Companies want to find out first hand if their crew will adopt the new equipment and what benefit it will have for their business. This article will explore the benefits of renting an Equipter 4000.

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A chimney removal can be a monumental task requiring specialized tools and expertise. Some homeowners might decide to undertake this endeavor as a way to modernize their homes, create more space, or deal with an unsightly chimney. Prior to delving headfirst into such an undertaking, it is important to think through whether to take the job on yourself or to hire a professional, the cost involved with the project, and how a chimney removal will impact the value of your home. This article will look at what tools are necessary for the process and what to consider when beginning the process of removing a chimney from your home.

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Shingle lift rentals are an ideal solution for ambitious homeowners and professional contractors alike in need of bringing more efficiency to their roofing projects. This service provides a mechanized tool used in the lifting and placing of roofing shingles, thereby alleviating the physically daunting chore of hauling heavy shingle bundles onto rooftops. The convenience coupled with a significantly reduced risk of injuries and damages to the roofing materials solidifies the benefits of roof shingle lift rentals. The Equipter 4000 is most widely known for its ability to capture debris, such as shingles and nails during a roofing tear-off, in order to protect a homeowner’s lawn, patio, and garden. What some renters overlook is the Equipter 4000’s ability to lift materials, including shingle bundles, to the roof. This article will compare renting a shingle lift to renting an Equipter 4000.

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Every year across the country, nature can unleash torrents of hail that can present a significant risk to homes. These ice bullets can be pea-sized or as large as a grapefruit. When they strike any exterior surface of a house, including roofs and siding, they can render a great deal of damage. In their aftermath, homeowners may notice a variety of signs that their home has been impacted.

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In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for businesses to succeed. This is especially true for roofing companies, as the roofing industry is highly competitive. If you're not investing in search engine optimization (SEO) for your roofing company, there's a good chance that potential customers will find your competitors first. In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about roofing SEO, including what it is, its benefits, and how to get started.

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As the weather changes in the Northern part of the country, roofers take on a new set of challenges when they have roofing jobs in the winter and homeowners have a new set of things to look for in a roof replacement job. Roofing in a cold climate requires some additional planning and the right set of tools to ensure that the process is efficient, safe, and effective. This blog post will cover how to plan for replacing a roof in the winter and what to look for as a homeowner.

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In June of 2023, we introduced the Equipter Tow-A-Lift towable forklift concept on our blog along with some preliminary renderings. In October, Equipter took a prototype of the Tow-A-Lift to the Equip Expo in Louisville, KY. Positive feedback at the show was instantaneous and videos of the Tow-A-Lift in use quickly went viral. This post outlines who is most interested in the Tow-A-Lift so far, what our current production timeline for the Tow-A-Lift is, and when to expect target specs.

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If your roofing company already owns an Equipter 4000, you already have an advantage over your competition in terms of time savings and debris-free job sites. Your crew knows what the Equipter is capable of, but is your sales team aware of what the Equipter offers to homeowners? This article will cover how to include the Equipter in your sales pitch, how the Equipter differentiates you from other roofing contractors, and how it can help your sales team close more customers.

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Committing to replacing a roof can be scary for homeowners. In the case of a surprise leak or an uninsured weather event, the sudden cost associated with a roof replacement can be a shock. Because of this, many homeowners opt to repair their roof rather than fully replace it. This article will cover what to look for when judging if your roof can be repaired and whether roof repair is a smart long-term investment.

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The Equipter blog has previously covered how easy renting the Equipter 4000 is. We have posted a complete guide to renting the Equipter, our YouTube page has tutorials on operating the Equipter in English and Spanish, and we have an interactive rental location tool to find which of our 400+ rental providers are closest to you. What some people may not know is that some rental locations offer deliveries to and from your job site, making the process of renting an Equipter 4000 even easier.

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One of the most important sources for leads that roofers can pull from are referrals. When satisfied customers recommend a roofing service to their friends and family, it is one of the easiest ways for a roofing company to establish itself. This article will cover how the Equipter 4000 can play a pivotal role in selling more roofs based on customer referrals.

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Not all trailers are built the same and with this article, we will be taking a look at how tilt and dump trailers stack up against the Equipter 4000. These types of trailers may cost less money upfront, but are you going to get everything you need out of one once it is in your fleet? This article explores what each trailer can do and how the Equipter 4000 can serve as an alternative to tilt and dump trailers.

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Toward the end of the year, Section 179 of the American tax code becomes a huge topic among business owners. There are some fresh changes to be aware of in 2023 that will affect bonus depreciation over the next few years. This article will cover the latest changes to Section 179 and how the Equipter 4000 is, perennially, a great idea for your equipment purchase planning.

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Solar shingles are a relatively new product in the roofing marketplace. Solar shingles were first made available in 2005 and, since then, increases in efficiency and federal and state incentives have made solar shingles more enticing to homeowners. This article will cover what a solar shingle is, how it compares to solar panels, and what to look for when hiring a solar shingle installer.

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Due to their architectural and cultural significance, working on historic homes requires a special set of considerations. Many historic homes can be subject to local, state, and national preservation regulations and this may dictate what changes are allowed to be made and what materials may be used for renovations. This article will provide tips for roofing and remodeling historic homes and how the Equipter 4000 can be a helpful tool in the process.

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Roll-off dumpsters are a common sight on construction, remodeling, and roofing jobs. They are versatile for handling a wide range of materials but with restrictive mobility and the potential for property damage, it isn’t often that a roll-off dumpster alone can handle a full job. This article will explain how pairing the Equipter 4000 with a roll-off dumpster offers exceptional debris handling.

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One way to get new roofing customers is to offer roof inspections and write roof inspection reports. This article will cover the best ways to approach new potential customers, the qualifications you should have to write an accurate report, and what tools you will need to complete the job.

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Storms can damage roofs in a variety of ways. Some ways are obvious, heavy winds and hail can cause immediate, visible damage. Other ways are harder to spot, like snow and ice causing stress damage to roofs. This article will cover different ways inclement weather can damage your roof, what to do if you suspect your roof has been damaged, and why you shouldn’t wait to repair a damaged roof.

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Every late summer, crews across the Midwest and Southeast deal with storm damage from hurricanes and tornadoes. The Equipter 4000 self-propelled dump trailer has been a valuable tool for cleanup crews on storm cleanup sites. To prepare for cleanup jobs, we have put together a guide to help create a plan that increases efficiency and keeps crews safe. This article will cover the tools you will need for storm damage cleanup jobs and how to navigate the challenging logistics of cleanup sites.

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Roofers and general contractors use the self-propelled Equipter 4000 trailer to keep jobsites clean and safe. What homeowners may be surprised to learn is that the Equipter can be rented for a weekend and used for quick home remodeling and renovation projects. This article will explore how the Equipter 4000 can assist on three projects to beautify your home.

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With highly competitive markets around the country, selling roofs can be a full-time job in itself. One way that companies can differentiate themselves from the competition is by presenting a more professional image to homeowners. This article will guide you through three ways to improve your company’s image, three outcomes of a more professional roofing business, and how the Equipter 4000 can help your company sell more roofs.

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The Equipter 4000 is a game changing tool for debris management used by roofers, remodelers, and contractors among many diverse industries. If you have never used an Equipter before, renting one is easy. They are available to rent in many areas of the United States and Canada and daily rates are surprisingly affordable considering the Equipter’s ability to increase jobsite efficiency. Some of you may wonder what you need to rent an Equipter 4000. This article will guide you through the process of trying out an Equipter for the first time.

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You have seen how transformative the Equipter 4000 can be for businesses, you know about its potential for marketing and visibility, and maybe you’ve even rented one or have seen one used on a job. To make the numbers work financially, it’s important to look at how the Equipter will increase the profitability of your company. This article will explain ROI (return on investment) and provide a tool to see how much the Equipter can benefit your business.

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With record low unemployment and intense competition for highly skilled workers, keeping crew members on your team is crucial to a roofing business’s success. The Equipter 4000 is a component of a safe and efficient roofing crew, but the Equipter is only part of keeping a good crew together. This article will provide six strategies to keep a positive work environment that can help improve crew-wide job satisfaction and assist in employee retention.

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The timelines for home renovation projects can often go well beyond what crews and homeowners initially intend. With a little bit of planning and strategy, one area where it’s possible to save time on a renovation project is through efficient debris removal. This article will cover ways the Equipter 4000 can minimize the time spent on debris removal and disposal.

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The self-driving and towable Equipter 4000 trailer has become a pivotal piece of equipment for many rental businesses across the country. You may have wondered if the Equipter fits into your rental business. This article will cover ten elements of a successful equipment rental business plan and how the Equipter 4000 can be a component of your rental business.

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At the 2023 IRE Show in Dallas, Equipter presented the concept for a new product line: a unit that shares the capabilities of all-terrain forklifts, pallet jacks, piggyback forklifts, and telehandlers with Equipter’s unparalleled transportation technology that enables the unit to be transported without the need for a trailer. This is the Patent Pending Equipter Tow-A-Lift.

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The Equipter 4000 is well known for being able to lift its 4.1 cubic yard box, catch debris, and then dump its contents. Every trade show season, there are people who are surprised to learn about two of the Equipter’s other primary features that puts it into its own class: the Equipter’s ability to be towed and the Equipter’s ability to drive under its own power. This article will explain what a self-propelled and towable trailer means for your jobsite in real world terms.

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The Equipter 4000 is a versatile, self propelled and towable piece of equipment widely known for its ability to catch and dump debris, but it can also be used at the start of residential roofing jobs to transport materials from a roofing supplier to the jobsite and lift shingles up to the roof. In this article we’ll look at the most common ways crews get materials to the roof and the benefits and drawbacks of these methods.

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Homeowners who have replaced their roof in the past know the toll a job can potentially take on their landscaping. When fixing a roof, it is important to take steps to protect your lawn and landscaping from any damage that may occur during the roofing project. Here are some tips on what you can do ahead of time to protect your lawn:

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Everyone knows that roofing is hard work but, for roofing contractors, being on the roof is only part of the job. Making sure that homeowners are satisfied with a roofing job leads to referrals from friends and family. But what are homeowners looking for when they are looking to hire a roofing company? Here are ten of the most important factors that homeowners might consider when hiring a roofing contractor:

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Available in a variety of sizes and at several price points, the self-dumping hopper is a cost-effective solution for managing debris on a jobsite or in an industrial setting. When used in conjunction with a forklift, a self-dumping hopper can save time and increase productivity by eliminating the need for manual lifting and dumping of heavy loads of debris by workers. They are designed to improve safety on the jobsite by reducing the risk of injuries and can be used in a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and waste management.

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Roofing labor isn’t for the faint of heart. Long days spent in the sun tearing roofs off, discarding debris, and installing new shingles many feet in the air is a scary task. Any tool to make a roofer's life a little (or a lot) easier is always in high demand and the Equipter 4000 is no exception. 

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When asked how roofing company owners can stay positive in today's industry, Aaron Beiler, Equipter President and former roofing business owner, advises implementing these three tactics:

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When was the last time you analyzed your roofing company's business process? Every part of the process affects on-the-job efficiency. 

In this article, we explore three different techniques for boosting job site efficiency that can be implemented for every roofing job. 

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As a roofing contractor, youll often be asked a variety of questions by your customers pertaining to what roof is right for them. You’ll want to guide them in the right direction of what roofing system is best for them, while also letting them know of the estimated costs and projected completion time. In order to best guide homeowners toward the best choice, youll want to go over a checklist of what aspects are most important to them.

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Equipter Founder and President Aaron Beiler recently shared his beliefs on a roofing company's greatest asset–its employees.

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Steep slope roofing jobs come with a whole set of challenges, from a higher risk of injury to production setbacks to tiring end-of-day cleanup. And if you're working with a small roofing crew, steep slope jobs can be even more complicated.

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The Equipter team had a grand time in New Orleans at the 2022 International Roofing Expo. Connecting with customers and making new friends, getting a taste of local favorites...here's an inside scoop on what went down. 

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As demand for high-performing roofers increases and the ability to find them decreases, roofing companies face a multitude of challenges, including turning down big jobs. But if you shift your focus–and resources–from hiring to increasing production, you may not have to lose jobs due to lack of labor this year. 

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It's been an adventure here at Equipter the year after the coronavirus pandemic slammed countries around the world. Through it all, we've been able to stay strong and help our contractor friends succeed, despite industry material and labor shortages. 

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The RB4000 isn't Equipter's only drivable dump trailer. We also offer the Equipter RB3000, a dump trailer most utilized in the graveyard management industry. This cemetery dump trailer is easy to use and comes in handy in the gravedigging process.

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Many homeowners expect their roofs to be replaced in a week or less. If you're unable to meet that expectation, you may not land the contract that could skyrocket your roofing sales.

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The team at Equipter has a unique appreciation for the flagship model of the company, having been in production and available to the public since 2004. The Equipter RB4000 has revolutionized professionalism in the roofing industry and is now driving productivity increases in various other manual labor industries. 

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The foundation of your roofing company's online presence is a solid website. Whether you're just starting a roofing company or looking for ways to enhance an existing website, it's essential that your roofing website design sticks out from the rest. 

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Want to start your own gravedigging business but you're not quite sure where to start? Beginning a company is always hard work, but it doesn't have to be dirty. 

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As a salesperson, you can never get too much advice. We recently sat down with Equipter Sales Manager John Stoltzfus to get his insight on how to make more sales without being pushy.

Having owned his own roofing business for 10 years before joining Equipter, John is well-acquainted with the industry struggles. Having been at Equipter for over six years, he makes it his mission to ensure our customers feel comfortable in their equipment investments. 

In this article, John shares the top sales tips he's learned over the years and regularly uses to empower the Equipter Sales Team. Read his tips for roofing salesmen below. 

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Part of good digital marketing for your water restoration company is having an informative, clean website. If uncertainty is holding you back, or if you're looking to spruce up your current site, it's time to get started.

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The Equipter RB4000 and the rest of our products are all manufactured in the heart of Amish Country here in Lancaster County, PA.

Why?

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Looking for some inspiration for your water restoration company's marketing? Digital marketing is the element to tap into in order to get your company noticed. 

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Whether you’re new to the roofing industry or you’ve been around the block a time or two (literally), it’s critical to reach out to prospects where they are—and these days that’s online. Now successful business often requires more than a website; it requires a full online presence.

Here are three roofing marketing tactics your roofing company can use to stay competitive.

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From dealing with hidden debt to arguing over the deceased's last will and testament, the last thing a beneficiary and their family want to stress over is how the gravesite looks on the day of the burial.

As the gravedigger, you have the power to maintain a clean and respectable environment during this tough time. All it takes are the right tools.

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A water restoration certification should be an essential part of your restoration business start-up. It sets you apart as a professional in your industry, building credibility with potential customers and increasing your competitive edge.

Not sure who in your company needs a water restoration certification and which ones are best to get? In this article, we bring you a few suggestions to help you get started.

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Roofing fatalities and injuries are nothing new to the industry. Even with the advancement of roofing safety technologies, these are still issues that have devastating long-term effects on individuals and families throughout the roofing industry.

How can you help your workers reduce the risk of becoming statistics?

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Are your hardworking roofers safe? Sometimes it feels like being safe can slow down the job, but it doesn't have to.

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Maintaining steady business for your rental company takes hard work and persistence. However, blood, sweat, and tears don't need to be a thing if you choose to work smarter, not harder.

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Just like any other business, every equipment rental company needs a solid marketing strategy. But sometimes it's tough to know where to start. 

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Does it feel like the coals of your pipeline are simply smoldering? 

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If you're in the gravedigging industry, chances are you've used a dump truck to help manage the dirty work at some point.

But are dump trucks really the best fit for that job? 

While they're excellent in other industries, using a dump truck as part of your gravedigging process isn't the best idea. From damaging expensive headstones to simply being inefficient, cemetery dump trucks can actually take away from your professional image.

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There's a wide array of roofing tools and equipment available for roofers like you to use for every part of the job. From software for contact and schedule management to small hand tools to larger pieces of innovative equipment, each plays an essential part in making your roofing process efficient.

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Homeowners are trying to make the best investment for their budget while maintaining their values, and you, as a roofer, can help them. Talking about traditional solar panels vs solar shingles can help them make more informed decisions, regardless of whether or not you offer them. 

But why talk about them if you don't offer solar roofing systems?

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Whether you're just starting your own water damage restoration business or you've been running a family company for years, a good marketing strategy is essential for your business. It gets your name and brand in front of potential customers who, in turn, help your business grow.

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One of the most important documents that business owners use in the rental industry is a rental equipment inspection checklist. Giving a checklist to your service techs will let them know exactly what is expected of them and will ensure your equipment is always in good condition for the next customer.

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If you're looking to become a water restoration pro, you need top-of-the-line equipment to do your best work. The right equipment, combined with excellent customer service and efficient job completion, will help you outperform your competition. 

Here are several must-have pieces of water damage restoration equipment you need in your toolbox for a successful start.

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Are you considering buying your roofing leads from a company because you need a fast solution to fill your pipeline? Have you ever considered that purchasing a list may not be the best long-term investment for your company?

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If you offer solar roof installations or want to begin offering solar installations, are you prepared to talk to homeowners about it?

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As a gravedigger, it's essential for you to have the right equipment to make your company thrive. Unless you choose to dig your graves with a shovel, graveyard equipment is a good investment that makes you more efficient and your services more valuable. 

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With all the talk about solar roofing today–especially from companies like Tesla and GAF–you as a roofing professional need to be ready to join the conversation.

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An important part of your equipment rental company's business plan is determining which industries you want to serve, especially if you're just starting the business.

You've already decided that you want to rent equipment to those working in manual labor, but you'll need to narrow that down to even-more specific industries. This will help your company provide the best pieces of equipment for them. 

So, which manual labor industries should you be serving? We share insight on that and why in this article. 

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The Equipter RB4000 isn’t just for increasing efficiency on the job. Equipter offers materials to help our customers make the most out of their self-propelled dump trailers off the job, too.

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Building an inclusive and detailed water damage assessment report can be time consuming. But how do you know you're including the right info? As a skilled restoration professional, this is an important part of any of your water damage jobs. It should be the foundation of your restoration projects and give homeowners, property managers, and insurance companies the must-have details that help them understand the extent of damage. 

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As a freelance gravedigger, do you use your own cemetery equipment or do you use equipment provided by cemetery management? If you're just starting out, it's wise to weigh your options when it comes to whether you should invest in your own cemetery equipment

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Not quite sure where to begin when starting your own water restoration business? Or maybe you have a starting point but you're looking for a few more tips for success.

These seven must-dos can help you lay a sturdy foundation for your new business by coming up with a solid business plan, researching your company's obligations, and investing in good equipment. 

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Whether you're just starting an equipment rental company or looking for ways to improve how you do business this year, it's crucial to create and constantly monitor the business plan that works best for achieving your specific goals.

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Whether you’re a new commercial roofing business or you’ve been around for decades, the most efficient way to build and maintain a professional reputation is by using the right roofing tools and equipment.

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This year has been a tough one. However, many companies in the roofing and construction industries have been able to keep their heads above water, some even having a busy year. Now it’s the end of the year, and, if your company has been profitable, you’re thinking about what you could do to maximize your tax write-offs.

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Whether you’ve been in landscaping for 45 years or you’re just starting out, the foundation of your business’s success lies in effective lead generation. New landscaping leads will leave you with a pep in your step.

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Search engine optimization (SEO) can help increase your roofing website’s organic traffic. While we shared some SEO tips with you in the past, we’d like to offer a few more tips on SEO for our roofing friends.

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New roofing products, ideas, and opportunities for roofers have been in industry magazines for decades. Over the years, technology has brought about the transformation from traditional print to digital magazines.

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Above: Equipter Strategic Account Rep John Kauffman and our friends at Tip Top Roofing

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If you’re a roofer working in an area that’s recently been hit by a hurricane, tornado, or intense storm, you know what it’s like to work with the bare necessities–and sometimes without electricity.

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Did you know...there is no roofing shovel that rules them all? Each shovel on the market has its pros and cons, so it’s important to take others’ opinions into consideration when looking to equip your crews with the most effective tools.

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Storm tracker apps can change how you do business. While most provide real-time weather updates, some even integrate with other software to help roofers and restoration professionals maintain extensive records for customers and prospects. Equipter, the maker of the Equipter 4000 self-propelled trailer, has compiled this list of apps to assist in storm tracking.

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During a worldwide pandemic, attending large in-person gatherings isn’t exactly the safest decision.

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Being a professional residential roofer is easy–just deliver what your customer wants!

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Professional general contractors use the most efficient equipment to get the job done right.

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More and more contractors are relying on virtual technology to close deals. Part of this process includes virtual roofing sales presentations that educate, engage, and entertain potential customers. 

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Why invest in the RB4000 when you can just rent a hydraulic dump trailer? 

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Not sure where to start when building an equipment rental business? Don’t stress. 

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If you’re not using email marketing in your roofing company’s marketing strategy, you’re missing out. Whether you want to keep in touch with current roofing prospects or increase the number of contacts in your database, roofing email marketing can help. 

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The roofing and construction industries are booming, and equipment rental companies are feeling it. How can you enhance your business and your profits during this time? 

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Whether you're thinking about adding more options to your equipment rental fleet or starting your own roofing business, investing in a dump trailer or two will help your business go a long way. 

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The great construction industry debate: Is it better to buy or rent construction equipment

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Reputable roofing contractors are in high demand. But the hiring process doesn’t have to be filled with headaches. 

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As a roofer, you know you need the right roofing tools not only to keep the roofing company running but also to keep its operations efficient. Investing in your crew by supplying them with the proper roofing dump trailers is one of the best ways to streamline the roof replacement process.

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Wondering how to turn more leads into sales for your roofing company? You’re not alone. It’s a challenge many businesses face, but it’s also one that many continue to overcome. We trust that by applying the right principles, you will too.  

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Residential roofers and general contractors love using the Equipter RB4000 on their asphalt shingle roof replacement jobs. But what many laborers and business owners don’t realize is that they can use the RB4000 on different types of roofing systems, too. 

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As more jobs spill in when temperatures get warmer, you’ll want to make sure you have the right crew members to maintain steady production and a solid reputation. But writing a roofing job description can be a challenge.

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Removing debris from a flat roof is more challenging than replacing a pitched roof. But the right tools and equipment help increase efficiency for a commercial or residential crew during a flat roof replacement.

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Remember that moment when you realized you just ruined a part of your customer’s yard by using heavy equipment that left ruts in their lawn? 

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Maybe just thinking about getting a roofing license to start your roofing company is giving you a headache. With all the requirements and brainwork that go into starting a business, we understand the headache.

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It's a whole new world, filled with fresh air and refreshed business strategies. Maybe your sales process was put on hold, or maybe you and your sales reps braved uncharted waters to implement a different sort of sales process. Either way, the future of your business practices has changed.

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Roofing jobs keep your business running and your crews working hard. Every step of the roofing process–whether that’s sales presentations or using the right equipment on the job–provides an opportunity to impress potential customers and get more roofing jobs

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Debris control is a doozy in residential roofing. All the different terrains, slopes, and landscape features make it tough to maintain an effective solution. But it’s important to implement a roofing debris management system that preserves your crew’s energy and works on virtually all job sites. 

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We should celebrate Customer Appreciation Day every day. Our businesses would never succeed without them. 

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As a roofing business owner in an ever-growing industry, there are many great resources you can take advantage of to accomplish company growth within the roofing industry. 

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At Equipter, we’ve been helping businesses in various industries rise to the next level since 2003. The self-propelled Equipter 4000 is our flagship model, bringing a debris management solution that increases efficiency and gets more jobs done. And now, it’s easier than ever to rent the Equipter.

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When you think of essential roofing tools, your mind probably doesn’t jump to “pickup truck.” However, your company roofing truck just may be the most basic, yet essential, roofing tool for success. 

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Epidemics, natural disasters, and other events that drastically damage whole societies can take a toll on the economy. But business owners and managers who remain strong and encourage their teams to keep their sights on the future can power through these tough times.

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People across the US are coming together to help one another during the coronavirus epidemic. Businesses are helping other businesses, the government is working to keep the people’s best interests at heart, and citizens are uniting to maintain calm. 

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Section 179 is a tax deduction opportunity created to encourage small businesses to purchase, finance, or lease equipment for their company. The Section 179 Deduction makes growth easier to achieve for small businesses, like family-run roofing companies. 

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Building relationships is tough when you’re trying to keep up with production. But when a worldwide epidemic like COVID-19 hits, it’s wise to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen your connections and strengthen the bridge between you and your prospects.

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It’s not uncommon for people to ask whether the Equipter RB4000 is safe to drive around septic systems, sprinklers systems, or other delicate landscape features.

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EQUIPTER, LLC ROLLS OUT NEW MULTI-INDUSTRY EQUIPMENT
A New Level of Professionalism

LANCASTER, PA - The roofing, restoration, and construction industries are about to change thanks to the new Equipter RB2500, the latest product offered by the company that introduced the world to the original Roofer’s Buggy in 2004. 

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From keeping up with landscape equipment must-haves to backyard flower garden design to landscaping industry news, following landscaping blogs can help build your landscaping business.

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Starting a roofing company is an exciting adventure, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to figure out the right roofing tools and equipment to invest in.

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From the popular RB4000 to the most compact dump container, the RB2000, roofing contractors have several choices when choosing how to best manage debris control with Equipter products. 

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Because of the intensity of physical labor and the nature of the roofing industry, back problems are not uncommon for roofers. According to Construction Solutions, lower back pain has been reported by 50% of construction workers surveyed in a single year. For many of them, it affects their ability to do their jobs well.

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Landing new business in the roofing industry is becoming easier with all the online resources available. One of the most popular social media platforms yet, Facebook just may be your gateway to a bigger and brighter future. 

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Roof inspection reports are important to write up for your customers, giving them the details they need to make the ultimate decision: do they repair or replace their roofs? A roof inspection report also helps them determine when they should make that happen–is it an immediate need or something that could wait a year or two?

Take a look at these tips Equipter, the maker of the Equipter 4000 lifting and dumping trailer, has put together to help you craft a simple and effective roof inspection report that resonates with your potential customer.

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A large part of successful business growth involves measuring and analyzing your past. At Equipter, LLC we’ve been looking back on everything that happened in 2019. It was a good year in sales, customer relationships, and building our team. We are grateful to everyone who contributed in making it a year of growth.

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Many companies don’t realize the full value of investing in building customer relationships. According to Bain & Company, budgeting toward building customer relationships brings a definite increase in sales. 

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From its beginnings, the Equipter RB4000 has been heavily used in the roofing industry. However, it’s been recognized as an equally valuable piece of equipment in multiple other industries, including construction, restoration, and landscaping. The RB4000 has also been useful in the snow removal industry. 

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If you are thinking of starting a roofing business or wanting to bring growth to your existing company, consider the importance of writing a roofing business plan. Doing this gives you the opportunity to focus in on the goals and actions your company will need to succeed. 

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with cheer, reconnecting with family and friends, and remembering the hope this season brings us. 

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You want to convince your audience, whether that’s family, a bank, or investors, that your roofing business will succeed. Whether you’re an entrepreneur starting a business or the owner of an established company, writing a business plan will help you accomplish just that. 

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It’s not easy selling new roofs when the old are covered in snow. Full roof inspections can’t take place, so it’s impossible to get an accurate estimate. Not to mention the last thing on homeowners’ minds over the holidays is roof replacement.

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As winter approaches with its cold weather, ice, and snow, you may be thinking about how to keep your equipment out of the elements. 

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With the holidays approaching, many of us are contemplating the things we are grateful for and people we appreciate. Although gratitude should be a part of our daily lives, Thanksgiving especially encourages each of us to be intentional about being thankful for the gifts we’ve been blessed with. 

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As a roofer, you have a lot of details to managethe square of shingles needed to complete the job, job expenses, and roof replacement estimates. Thanks to technology, messy and disorganized folders and files are things of the past. 

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In the roofing industry, workers deserve reliable equipment with flawless performance. The Equipter RB4000 has brought efficiency to the job and allowed roofers to work smarter, not harder. To secure its continued safe use and reliability, it’s important to have a preventive maintenance program in place. 

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If you’re not using roofing software to compile your job estimates, you should be. Roofing bids can be challenging to draft, especially when dealing with fickle customers. 

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Fun facts can be used for more than entertainment at a family gathering. If strategically tied into a sales pitch, random roofing facts can improve a company’s credibility. 

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With hundreds of equipment rental businesses across the United States, competition is never in short supply. But when you’re running an Equipter rental business, you have a leg up on your competition. 

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Roofing subcontractors may not be employees, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable to your construction company. Whether you’re in residential or commercial construction, investing in the RB4000 for subcontractors will show your appreciation and preserve the quality and reputation of your company.

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No matter how prepared a roofing company may be, accidents will happen. One of the most dangerous (and most common) causes of injury in the roofing industry is falling. When installing a new roof, one slip could be a matter of life and death. 

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The summer heat is slowly dwindling, which means HVAC companies can dedicate more time to perfecting their internal systems and processes, including the effectiveness of their HVAC dispatch software. 

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Posting on social media is not about promoting your business. It’s about connecting and building relationships with individuals. When developing a social media strategy for your company, it’s important to consider everything your current and future customers may face in the upcoming year. 

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Equipter’s marketing team traveled to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center two weeks ago for the annual Inbound, the annual marketing conference presented by HubSpot. Our goal was to gain more insight to better connect with you—our avid readers and awesome followers.

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At Equipter, we enjoy interacting with fellow roofers and other contractors on social media. Recently, we asked for your favorite roofing tool. In no particular order, these are just five of the roofing tools and equipment our followers shared with us on Facebook.

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Whether you’re new to the roofing industry or boasting decades of experience, bidding a roofing job can be complicated and time consuming. What if you could put a system in place to streamline the roofing estimate and bid-writing process while improving customer relationships? 

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Roofing is risky business. From workers comp claims to lawsuits and even funeral costs...losing crew members can destroy a company. 

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Between managing sales and manual labor, taking time to balance your budget can be overwhelming. But just like the tear-off bars and hammer tackers that help reroof a home, there are budgeting tools specifically designed to help manage your finances.

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The business card is far from dead. Sure, hundreds of thousands of companies are going digital, but don’t let that stop you from leaving a lasting impression with prospects. Mix old school and digital marketing techniques on your roofing business cards to keep your company top of mind. 

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Running a roofing business not only involves selling and hardcore manual labor, but the business owner also needs to provide his workers with the right supplies and equipment to get each job done on time. And pocket change or one job’s profit won’t always suffice. 

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Roofing is a cutthroat industry, and it takes a lot to make it. But with new technology and improved tools, it’s easier than ever to impress homeowners and reach your goals.

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Nothing gets us more excited than sharing our innovative equipment with roofers and contractors, which is why we love attending the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo by FRSA every year.

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With such a competitive edge in the roofing industry, companies go neck-and-neck to land quality customers. If you’re looking to bow out of the roofing industry, starting an Equipter rental business is a wise investment.

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Losing sleep over your latest credit report? We know financing construction equipment is particularly challenging with bad credit. But improving your construction business credit score is simple when you have the right guidance.

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Finding good help in the roofing industry is tough. Keeping good roofing employees can be even more challenging. Not only do you have to maintain a positive culture, but as a roofing business owner, you need to make sure your crew is equipped with the right tools to get the job done in a timely fashion.

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Roofing after rain can be a challenge. With record-high precipitation rates across the US, roofers are scrambling to complete projects on time.

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Marketing a growing contracting business can be a challenge, especially when your entire marketing staff is a Team of One. Whether you wear the contractor marketing hat or it’s worn by, say, the office manager, you want to maximize time and skills while reducing frustration. 

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Yeah, yeah, you already know social media can promote your roofing business during events like home shows. But if you want to ramp up digital event marketing, use social as more than a megaphone to blast out that text-only post with your booth number. Own social media during home shows with these tips:

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IRE 2019 has come and gone! We loved connecting with new and old friends, and we enjoyed chatting about ways you can use the RB4000 roofing trailer and Boostpoint to do more, sell more, and grow more.

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Visit us at the International Roofing Expo, Booth 2201, February 11-13. Meet our fantastic team, including the Beiler family, and see the Equipter RB4000 demo unit in action.

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Equipter has come a long way since its beginnings when founder Aaron Beiler, like many early digital marketers, sat at a desktop hunting for keywords that would drive contractors to our Roofer’s Buggy website.

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How will you take charge to build an even more successful business this year?

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Lancaster, PA—Building a brand name isn’t just for big businesses with big budgets. Boostpoint has launched the open beta stage of its ad solution, which empowers local businesses to grow their brands through simple, consistent, and cost-effective digital advertisements.

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Is winter content for your roofing company as dry as a real Christmas tree on New Year’s Day? Keeping marketing fresh isn’t always easy for most businesses, especially if you’re managing a small team that juggles big to-do lists. Dig into these winter season roofing content ideas! 

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Reduce cleanup time. Spend less on labor. Earn more referrals.

For more than 15 years, the Equipter RB4000 roofing trailer has changed the way roofers do business by helping them take control of debris. If you’re thinking about investing in an RB4000 to take your company to the next level, here’s what you need to know.

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You see how the Equipter RB4000 fits into your vision to grow a profitable roof replacement business. Now it’s time to invest in an RB4000, and put it to work on your job sites. And, for some business owners, the first step is learning more about financing equipment for their roofing jobs.

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Should you buy an Equipter RB4000 or RB2000? At first glance, the units look fairly similar, but there are important differences to consider before you invest in one of these productivity-raising debris control tools. Download our quick reference guide or read on for more details.

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How will the Equipter 4000 help you grow your business? Maybe you've already consulted our Buyer’s Guide, but you're still not sure whether you should rent or buy the Equipter.

Download our quick reference infographic or read on to learn a few key factors to consider.

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Are you interested in a used Roofer’s Buggy? Finding a used Equipter RB4000 for sale isn't easy. 

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Doing work you can’t bill for hurts. It costs time and money, plus it tarnishes the reputable image you’re working so hard to create for your roofing business.

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Stay competitive. Stay profitable. If you’re going to lead your rental company to long-term success, you need to stock the equipment contractors want and need to do their jobs efficiently and profitably.

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“Starting a business” checklists are virtually everywhere if you’re opening a biz, like general contracting. But it takes more than the basics, like a license or insurance, to launch and grow a profitable company. Ask yourself these seven important questions.

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Home matters. And when it comes to your landscaping business, your website serves as its digital home. So if it’s time to hire for landscape web design, you want the right team to build a site that looks appealing, functions seamlessly, and meets your goals.

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“Shave Time. Shave Money.”
“America runs on Dunkin'.”

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Why should a homeowner hire you?  

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You already know you need more than quality tools and hard working crews when starting a roofing company that will help you make a good living.

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Your business cards may be fresh from the box, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start strong in a roof replacement sales career. Take control and position yourself for success with these roofing sales tips for folks new to the beat.

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Is your roofing blog performing below par? Do you need an action plan to hit it out of the rough? Tee up your blog for success with these pro tips.

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Your roofing business is ready to go bigger in every way, from bigger projects to bigger clients. Win the contracts that can take your business to new levels of success with these tips for how to get larger commercial roofing jobs. 

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So you’re launching a roofing business. You’ve picked a name for your company and have started sorting through to-dos like figuring out cash flow and finding the right types of contractors’ insurance. But you also need to consider roofing logos.

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Cutting corners can sometimes be okay if you’re choosing paper stock for the next neighborhood mailer. But when it’s time for roofing safety? Not so much.

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What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re starting a roof replacement business from scratch.

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Will we see you at the 2018 East Coast Builders Conference (ECBC)?

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What types of insurance should a contractor have? This guest post from Rachel Porter at Custom Contractors Insurance provides an overview of how to protect your business.

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What’s the difference between winning commercial roofing proposals and losing out to the competition?

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Putting your faith in build it and they will come doesn’t work in a competitive space like construction. These construction advertising tips you aren’t using yet will help you grow your business and edge out the competition.

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Labor shortages continue to dog the residential roofing industry, according to a recent article in The New York Times. General unemployment rates in some areas, like Ames, IA and Boulder, CO, have fallen to 2% while other areas hover around 3-4%. 

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Does your contracting business offer the roofing products that set you apart from other contractors?

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Productivity is a prime driver of profit in the construction industry. Add small construction dumpsters and these need-to-know tips to your construction productivity toolkit.

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Business is growing—and that’s a good thing. If you can manage those growing pains, that is. Use these commercial roofing tips to build your contracting business the smart way.

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Successful roofing sales takes more than a winning smile and positive attitude. If your team is going to keep your roof replacement company at the head of the competitive pack, it needs to bring its A-game to every pitch. These selling tips will help them close the deal and help you build a better bottom line.

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Referrals are as good as a golden ticket to the chocolate factory if you’re in the renovation contracting business. But it’s not enough to just hope that happy customers will spread the word. Build a more robust business with these do’s and don’ts for getting home renovation referrals.

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Growing profit can be as complex as growing perfect grass on a professional sports field. But you can build a profitable landscape business if you leverage the right strategies. Use these techniques to learn how to get landscaping customers.

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Content marketing for your construction business is about so much more than pumping out Facebook posts or blog entries. If you plan to invest time and money into content to attract leads and engage clients, you need to have three essentials in place.

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Green thumbs need great equipment to get the job done. Whether you’re installing a water feature on a commercial property or doing a weekly mow in a residential neighborhood, you rely on landscape equipment to create highly satisfied customers who are happy to refer you to others.

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Do you struggle to hit the sweet spot with your sales pitch? Or do nerves trip you up every time? You can nail your construction sales pitches when you add these do's and don'ts to your professional tool kit.

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