How To Find PDR Contractors To Staff Your Hail Storm Team Without Using Brokers
Anything goes with the weather these days. This year it didn’t snow where it usually snows, and it did snow where it often doesn’t. With unseasonably mild temperatures starting out the year, it could be an indicator that we may be in for a pretty good hail season. Hail also may hit areas that are less traditional hail locations. This situation could be good for business because those areas probably have few existing accounts and relationships in place.
If you are a seasoned hail guy and a great salesman, you may be able to land some new accounts if you can get there fast enough. But you’re probably going to need contractors; and where do you go to find quality technicians in unfamiliar territory?
Well, you could go through the usual channels like hail brokers, but that will cost you thirty percent right off the top, and that will cut most of your profit. You could maybe even run some quick marketplace ads on Facebook. But if you need to staff up quickly, and find talent that matches the image of your business, you need to be able to find these guys/gals rapidly and even vet them ahead of time.
There is a website built just for that purpose, and you might not be aware of it. It is called pdrcontractors.com
PDRContractors.com is an online directory that allows you to search for PDR technicians in your area easily. Some of these directory listings are for established brick and mortar businesses, but there are listings for individual techs.
When hiring contractors, it helps to have a set of questions that you can send them ahead of time. For example, you may have a uniform that you want your team to wear, so ask for shirt sizes ahead of time. You also may want to know what tools they have, how long they have been in business, and where they got their training.
Another important consideration is what invoicing software your contractor is familiar with using. When you are putting together a team to represent your business, they need to look and operate as a single business unit. If you or your customer uses a particular software to invoice like AMT’s ReconPro or MobiletechRX, you want to make sure these guys know how to use it.
You definitely want to list your business on PDRcontractors.com. The first thirty days are free, and then it is just $299 for the year. You can include a link to your website. The website is searchable by location, so it will make it easy for people to find you.
The website is geared more towards the consumer seeking a PDR technician. Still, this secret gem could be just the ticket to staffing up a team quickly while traveling across the country, and being ready when disaster strikes anywhere it does.