Roofing Articles

Discover tips and tricks for growing your roofing business efficiently and professionally.

Six Tips For Maintaining a Roofing Crew in a Competitive Job Market

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.
Roofing Crew Working with the Equipter 4000

Training and Professional Development: Investing your crew is key. Offering opportunities to pick up new skills and for career advancement, such as training programs, certifications, or workshops on new roofing techniques will strengthen your crew’s ability and will lead to better efficiency. Resources to enhance your crew’s skills can be as simple as providing links to video tutorials online such as the equipment training videos on Equipter’s tutorial page.

Safety Training and Equipment: Emphasize your company's commitment to safety. Highlight robust safety protocols, training, and investment in high-quality equipment. Workers prioritize their well-being and a strong culture of safety from the top down can be a significant factor in attracting and keeping experienced roofers. Crews from coast to coast use the Equipter 4000 to maintain a safe jobsite.

Team Building: Organizing team-building activities can help create a sense of belonging within your roofing crew. This can include outings, team lunches, and group activities. Encouraging teamwork and creating a positive work environment can greatly enhance your crew’s morale.

Recognition: Establish a culture of appreciation by celebrating individual and company-wide successes. This can include employee of the month programs, performance-based bonuses, or small rewards. All employees seek a supportive and appreciative work environment.

Open Communication and Opportunities for Input: Involve employees in decision-making processes that affect their jobsite. Seek your crew’s input, ideas, and suggestions regarding work processes and equipment. When employees feel their opinions are valued and heard, it can increase their job satisfaction. Try to keep a transparent workplace by regularly updating your crew about company news, changes, and goals.

Regular Performance Reviews and Constructive Feedback: Recognize each crew member’s strengths and areas for improvement. Work with them to set clear goals for them to reach success. This helps employees understand their progress and feel supported in their professional growth while also strengthening crews as whole.

The Equipter 4000 is a staple for professional roofing crews. You can rent an Equipter 4000 from nearly 400 rental locations across the United States and Canada to see if it is right for a roofing crew that has not used one before. Please click here to contact our sales team if you are interested in taking your roofing business to the next level with the Equipter.