Operating an HVAC or plumbing business means keeping your eye on hundreds of different tasks if you want to be successful. One of those is controlling costs. The two main costs involved are labour and materials. While you’ll have a budget for many other items, of course, if you can control both of these, you’ll be on your way to the highest level of profitability.
- Labour – Many HVAC and plumbing companies think the only way to control labour costs is to pay as little as possible. Unfortunately, that usually means you won’t get the experienced technicians who will make your customers happy. Keep in mind that a low-paid employee often rationalizes undesirable actions, such as theft and deception. Of course, even well-paid people can undermine your business in this way. To safeguard against this, get your supplies and parts from one source that will provide you with the reports you need to ascertain that everything you are paying for is ending up on a customer’s invoice.
- Materials – The best way to control your material and supply costs is to work with one company that has everything you need. They will work harder to keep your business, which equates to better service, a good relationship for having what you need on hand, and the best prices. You’ll want a company that has the equipment, maintenance supplies, repair parts, and even tools you need to keep your business successful.
Here at Makers Supply Co., we want to be your secret weapon in terms of controlling your labour and material costs. We offer both HVAC and plumbing supplies, equipment, and tools, along with invaluable service as our natural disposition.