Check your February, 2023 sales and production numbers. Be sure they match or exceed the goals you set for the month. If you are doing a good job of schmoozing and advertising, your website all tuned up, your sales should be right where they belong. If your sales are down, find out why.
Check your tools, equipment and vehicles. Perform any maintenance needed and get your equipment ready to work. If you have riding equipment, make sure the seat is in good order and comfortable to sit on. A sore posterior from having to sit on a worn out seat all day does nothing to improve the operation of a Bobcat, backhoe or mower.
Now is the time to start looking for employees needed for anticipated summer work. We’ve partnered with a company who has a proven system for finding qualified people specifically for the construction industry, and has a 90% success rate of finding production and office employees who stay. Their service isn’t inexpensive but finding quality employees is invaluable. For more information, visit Contractor Staffing Source here.
Make sure you have an Employee Manual in place before you hire. (Check out ours as a starting place if you don’t have one.)
Plan your ads for summer work (July – August – September). It’s not too early. Good help is hard to come by today so you need to let applicants know you have an opening or two. Be sure your ads tell the prospective employees that you have a great company, a good place to work. Back it up with quotes from your employees.
Check the maintenance schedule for your office building. There are still many parts of the country with freezing temperatures at night. Be sure your pipes are covered, hose bib covers still on. If you have to use a hose, disconnect it as soon as you are done with it.
Your tax preparation for 2022 should be done and off to your CPA for final prep. Be sure to get a completion date when you drop it off.
Check that all your subcontractors license, bond and insurance are up to date. Do you have a Subcontractor Manual in place yet? If not, ours is a great place to start.
Take your wife/husband on a date, show them you care. Guys, a single rose for your lady is always nice, especially when it’s not from your neighbor’s yard. She’ll love the surprise.