By Evelyn Witterholt.
If you like making money and creating customer relationships that last, then you should consider getting into the solar business! Although it can be intimidating to dive headfirst into any new industry, there are more tools available at contractors’ disposal than ever before. JobProgress tackles this very subject in an interview with Peter Cleveland, the vice president of solar business at EagleView.
According to JobProgress, "The solar market is growing 10-20% a year, bolstered by our political and economic climate as well as high customer demand.” A major part of this growth is that it is more accessible for customers to install solar panels on their homes or buildings.
Solar is not just more accessible for customers, but it’s also easier for contractors to offer solar as well. In their discussion with EagleView, JobProgress talks about their new partnership, which according to them, allows them “to offer incredibly thorough and easy-to-understand reports that you can share with your roofing clients to see if adding solar to their new roof would be valuable to them.”
They also talk about how contractors can get started with offering solar installations to clients. They recommend you first find local solar installers and meet up with them to create lasting professional relationships. JobProgress says, “Get to know them and create a relationship with those that you trust. Then simply set an agreed upon fee for referring interested parties to each other. You can help identify potential solar customers, and they will recognize when a homeowner interested in solar needs a new roof.”
Read the rest of the article to learn more about getting into solar.
Learn more about JobProgress in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit www.jobprogress.com.
Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie.
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