Category Archives: Plan B

Specialized Services and Talents

Specialized Services and Talents

Handyman Services

Working as a property preservation contractor, you are, in the mind’s eye of mortgage servicers, classified as a handman. REO contractors gain a bit more status but not much. This unfortunate situation was not caused by the contractors or their demonstrated skill set; the situation was actually created and nutured by the industry’s mortgage servicers. They very effectively lure competent craftspersons into property preservation with the promise of a high volume of work that will last forever but it does not take a competent and qualified contractor very long to recognize that property preservation is an industry that seldom appreciates competence and experience. By appreciation I mean willing to pay the going rate for that competence and experience. The fee schedule within the property preservation industry insures that the industry will stay populated with handymen or with “a good ‘ole boy with a pickup truck and a lawnmower.”

I can’t really say if everything I said above is a complaint, a statement of fact or just my opinion. I stay confused on the issue because as long as one is happy – so be it. Some contractors are extremely satisified as long as they have enough money to put gas in the truck and buy a six pack. Hey, it really is great they’re happy. Unfortunatly, they are the competition for those with higher expectations.

Professional Contractor Specialized Skill Sets

If you have higher expectations, you might consider adding some specialized skills and services to your business services portfolio. Remember, we started this discussion because we wanted to start working on your Plan B. Qualifying for any of the following special services can help you get to Plan B or one of them might be your Plan B.

  • Lead Contractors
  • Labor Contracting
  • Insulation Services
  • Oil Spill & Pollution Clean Up
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Excavation
  • Mold and Mildew Remediation
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Painting
  • Maintenance and Restoration
  • Specialized Power Services
  • Septic Services
  • Landscaping
  • Trucking
  • Plumbing and Leak Detection
  • Demolition
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Flooring Contractor
  • Roofing
  • Disaster Recovery