The Contractor Coaching Partnership Blog

Dear Mr. EPA Man, A Plea from another legal hard working contractor

Posted by Mark Paskell on Thu, Jul 08, 2010 @ 09:41 PM

I received a call today from a nice guy who had a similar mindset to a contractor I spoke with earlier this year. I thought I would republish my post Mr EPA Man and share the views of concerned contractors.

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Tags: mark the coach, Contractor, EPA RRP Lead Rule

Contractor Uses EPA RRP Lead Practices on Bath Remodel

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Jan 31, 2010 @ 02:31 PM

Yesterday on the linkedin NARI group contractor and remodeler John Clark implemented the lead safe practices according to the EPA RRP Certified Renovator course. He describes his challenges in excellent detail. This may be a glimpse of what is to come for remodelers. Please let us know if you have any similar stories out there. We will forward these stories to our contacts at the EPA to let them know the realities we will face complying with the rule. Here is John's excellent post;

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Tags: Contractor, The Contractor Coaching Partnership, EPA RRP Work practices

CONTRACTOR ALERT: MANDATORY EPA DEADLINE, 4.22.2010

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 06:14 AM

On 4/22/2010 the EPA Renovate, Repair and Painting Lead Rule goes into effect. There are only 90 days left to complete the application to become registered.

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Tags: mark the coach, Contractor, EPA RRP Lead Rule

Worthy cause 4 contractor compliance, EPA RRP,Video on lead poisoning

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Dec 12, 2009 @ 11:09 PM

The current buzz created by the pending EPA RRP Lead Rule is causing the formation of camps; those who are for it, those who are against it, and those resigned to the fact that they have no choice but compliance.                                                        

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Tags: Video, Contractor, EPA RRP Lead Rule, remodelers

Contractor Lead Gen Forum on Linkedin

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, May 03, 2009 @ 11:00 PM

This past week I posted a simple question on the Linkedin NARI group. It was, should contractor organizations and trade publications lead the charge to protect contractors from lead gen companies tactics. Little did I realize, that the thread hit a nerve in a big way with many contractors throughout the country. The responses blew me away and started a strong and passionate debate about the subject. This debate is likely to continue for weeks. The basic problem is how lead gen sites use questionable tactics to sell low quality leads to contractors. There are thousands of verifiable complaints about lead gen firms all over the web on forums.

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Tags: Linkedin, marketing, NARI, Contractor, business coaching, sales training

Lead generation site screened contractor, bilks homeowner

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 @ 12:28 AM

I recently found a video on Youtube describing how a screened contractor took advantage of a homeowner on a deck job.

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Tags: coaching, training, NARI, Contractor, homeowner, education

Persistance; Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich"

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Dec 22, 2008 @ 07:30 AM

When confronted with challenges sometimes it is easier to give up than to stay focused on what we want. Some say this year has been the Perfect Storm for the American people. Yesterday's post talked about keeping and maintaining a great attitude by working on yourself and minimizing exposure to things like negative news and the media. Now let's talk about staying the course in spite of challenges facing the residential construction industry.

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Tags: residential construction industry, Contractor Business Coach, Contractor

The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Sandler Seminar for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 @ 11:23 AM

Our first joint seminar hosted by Joe Holm of Sandler Sales Training in Marlboro and Mark Paskell of The Contractor Coaching Partnership, on 8/28/08, was well attended by 12 companies.

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Tags: grow your business, residential, coaching, Contractor, remodelers, best practices

Do you get the feeling the home owner doesn't trust you?

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Aug 23, 2008 @ 02:34 PM

You are a legitimate and honest contractor who follows the rules. You carry the right insurance, you are licensed, you pay your employees legally, you hire legal citizens, you pull permits, you stand behind your work, you pay your taxes and your bills, you are part of a contractor organization and you are active in the community. All evidence points to the fact that you are a quality residential construction company.

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Tags: contractor sales training, residential contractor, construction company, Contractor

The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Sandler Training Seminar for Contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:13 AM

On 8/28/08 The Contractor Coaching Partnership and Sandler Training are hosting a complimentary seminar specifically designed for contractors. The seminar will be held from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Sandler Training facility on route 20 in Marlboro. The program is for remodelers, kitchen and bath companies, custom home builders, handyman, roofers, siding contractors, painters, landscapers, electricians, plumbers and small trades who service the residential home owner construction market. Sandler Trainer Joe Holm will share his cutting edge approach to blending Sandler principles with best practice systems for residential contractors.

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Tags: grow your business, residential, coaching, Contractor, remodelers, best practices