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Collect Your Money When It’s Due

Maintaining healthy levels of cash is key to the viability of any contractor. This is especially true during these times of material shortages and long-lead deliveries resulting from supply chain problems.

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5 Keys to a Safety-First Culture

Safety training is a vital part of every business regardless of the industry. However, for companies providing commercial roofing and building envelope maintenance services like Standard, poorly implemented safety training can literally be the difference between life or death. The team as a whole must have a clear understanding that these protocols not only protect themselves as individuals, but the group as a whole.

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Quality Counts!

At Standard, quality counts, and it counts in importance second only to safety.

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Insurance Coverages & Claims

It is imperative for the long-term health of your business to review your insurance policies annually with your providers. A review should include a confirmation that your coverage levels are satisfactory to adequately accommodate for an unexpected, large claim.

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Four Keys to a Safety-First Culture

Safety training is a vital part of every business regardless of the industry. However, with Standard, safety training can be the difference in life or death for one or many people, if poorly implemented. It is crucial to train our team on safety protocols. The team as a whole must have a clear understanding that these protocols not only protect themselves as individuals, but the group as a whole.

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Facility Resilience

Implementing resilience strategies for your building is beneficial for all facilities. And, when building replacement is an option, owners should ask designers of the new facilities to incorporate measures based on the principles of resilience into facility designs.

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Earning Your Reputation

A reputation is a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular habit or characteristic for either something amazing or unfavorable. Great reputations are built by businesses that employ great people who are truly dedicated to the clients they are serving. On the other hand, reputations are fragile and need to be protected at all times. One wrong experience can send your business’s reputation in a downward spiral. Reputations should be protected at all costs, after all, they are your business’s first impression to new and potential customers. 

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Maintaining an Orderly Jobsite

A roof replacement project on any facility is a major undertaking. Issues such as jobsite safety hazards, noise and proper communication among stakeholders are just a few of the many items that must be managed. How neatly a jobsite is being maintained is a direct reflection of the attention to detail a contractor is paying as they undertake the job at hand.

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Life Insurance: Insuring Your Future

If you own and run a business and you have a family, one of the most important things you can do to protect your family is to purchase as much life insurance as possible, as early in your career as possible. I was given two pieces of advice many years ago which have served me well. The first is to accumulate enough insurance coverage to support your family if you are not around. The second, to buy Term Life insurance early and to maintain a practice of accumulating life insurance over the course of my career.

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Risk Management: Inexperienced Employees Accessing Roof

Too often we see facility owners request that their maintenance employees perform roof repair work to help mitigate costs. However, lack of familiarity with roof-top hazards and lack of documented training (required by OSHA) exposes an owner to enormous risks. Trained professionals should be the only persons accessing the roof of your building. Safety is the key to life and of your livelihood.

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