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Posted by Nick Martin on 7/5/17 5:13 PM

Customer Service Powers Legacy Electric

Facilities service electrical company Legacy Electric, a business with more than 40 employees, operates in nine different states in addition to performing nationwide rollouts. It’s safe to say company president Shawn Lackey knows what he’s doing, but his company comes from humble beginnings.

He decided to start his company in October 2008 after working for a commercial outfit for a while. He didn’t like the way his managers were treating customers, and felt the time was right to branch out on his own.

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Creative ways to grow your maintenance business

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/30/17 10:53 PM

Print advertisements, lead generator websites and radio commercials — you’ve been there, done that, maybe even printed a T-shirt with your logo on it. And while traditional marketing techniques are definitely valuable, sometimes mixing it up can bring a new energy and new customers to your business. If you’re ready to add some spice to your company life, try some of these more non-traditional marketing techniques to grow your company.

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Tax season tips for your contracting company

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/29/17 10:34 AM

The tax deadline for 2017 is right around the corner, and no amount of free coffee and donuts makes filing taxes any less taxing. (But you should enjoy the freebies anyway!) Let’s face it –filing business taxes is never going to be a walk in the park. However, these tips for preparing for tax season can help simplify the process.

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Top tech solutions to improve maintenance efficiency and productivity

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/14/17 11:57 PM

Modern technology improves productivity and efficiency in nearly every field. Just as the internet, email and smartphones revolutionized society, new technologies are quickly changing the way companies do business. To remain competitive, you need to get on board. While technology often comes with startup costs, the initial investment quickly turns to profit. Key into these technology solutions to boost your business efficiency in 2017 and beyond.

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5 easy ways to generate more maintenance leads

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/10/17 10:00 AM

Looking for more work opportunities for your HVAC, plumbing or snow removal company? Word of mouth, print advertising and cold calling can only get you so far. If you’re looking for effective, low-cost ways to generate more business, look no further than your digital presence. 

Sales patterns have changed. According to a webcast by SiriusDecisions titled “The Marketing Organization in 2017,” 67 percent of the buyer’s journey now takes place digitally. This means that your company’s digital presence is more important than ever; it is a living breathing advertisement for your brand that should be taken seriously. Read below to make sure you are doing everything you can to generate leads for your maintenance business.

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5 benefits of creating a maintenance blog

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/9/17 3:17 PM

Blogging helps grow your business and reach more customers. According to InsideView, companies that blog at least one to two times a month have 67 percent more sales opportunities than companies that do not blog. The best part is that blogging is a low-cost investment. Are you wondering if your maintenance company should invest time and energy into developing a company blog? Consider these benefits:

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Social Media ideas for contracting companies

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/9/17 2:04 PM

By now you probably know it is a good idea for your company to have a social media presence. After all, more than 2 billion internet users have active social media accounts. A social media account provides a (mostly) free way to reach potential customers, build brand awareness and increase customer loyalty. However,  maintaining active social media accounts takes time. If you do not have as much time and resources to invest in social media as you would like, try implementing these quick and easy social media content ideas.

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4 spring clean tips for your maintenance company

Posted by Nick Martin on 3/1/17 3:28 PM

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow this Groundhog Day, but spring is still just around the corner, bringing the promise of sunshine, flowers, and hopefully, more customers for your facilities maintenance company. Read on to learn what your company can do to prepare for the busy season ahead.

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Complying with new refrigerant management requirements

Posted by Nick Martin on 1/24/17 3:19 PM

Section 608 of the Clean Air Act was enacted to enforce the proper handling and management of  refrigerant during maintenance, service, repair or disposal of air conditioning and refrigerant equipment. Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a Final Rule that updated the agency’s Refrigeration Management Program. The updates took effect on January 1st, 2017. Learn what you need to do to ensure your company complies with the new regulations.

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How preventive maintenance pays off for you and your clients

Posted by Nick Martin on 1/14/17 6:00 AM


Preventative maintenance keeps things running smoothly. Whether it’s an annual health check-up for our personal health or regular oil changes for our cars, the key to avoiding major issues is routine care. Applying the same logic to HVAC, plumbing and other expensive systems has proven to have significant financial benefits for businesses and homeowners. But what are the benefits of offering a preventative maintenance program if you are a maintenance contractor? Learn how preventive maintenance pays off for you and your clients below.

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