Things to Consider When Quoting and Securing Early Season Jobs

It’s January, we are on the other side of the winter solstice, and the days are getting longer! If you are a Calgary building contractor, by now you’ve evaluated the 2019 performance of your business, developed your plan of attack for 2020, and are ready to start implementing your marketing strategy to reach the lofty yet attainable goals you’ve set for yourself! 

Congratulations Calgary’s best contractors, you are well on your way to making 2020 your best year in building homes, fences, decks, pergolas, and beyond…

When the phone inevitably starts to ring, and your customers begin looking for designs and quotes on their projects, there are a few things you should consider when quoting and securing your early season contracting jobs. 

You will look like a hero in the eyes of your clients when you follow Mountain View Building Materials simple rules for early-season jobs:

1. When purchasing early season building materials, remember to ask if they are from last year.

Last years materials may not be stocked at your favorite building supplier the following year, leaving you searching for that infamous “last piece” to finish the job. There are also variations in color between dye lots, specifically with composite decking products so just because it is the same colored deck board you ordered last year, it does not mean it will be a 100% match! Composite companies regularly discontinue under performing colors & product lines and Canada is a small fish in a big pond, so just because a product is performing good up North in Calgary and area, it doesn’t mean it is performing well down South. If this is the case, the product will be deemed an “under performer” and be subject to the chopping block. 

At Mountain View Building Materials, we will do everything we can to ensure you have all the building materials you need for your job, especially when working with last years products!