Coaching for Home Service Contractors

Coaching for home service contractors

Mastering Your Trade: Business Coaching for Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Home Services. In this “Be Elite in the Trades” article, we cover the increasing need for home service contractors to be working with a business coach. Seeing the results that others are having when working with a business coach is the reason there is an increasing number of contractors looking for plumbing business coaching, HVAC business coaching as well as electrical business coaching. This article covers the topic in depth so you can make an informed decision about working with a trades service coach. 

Why Top Home Service Companies Rely on Business Coaches

The level of sophistication required to be competitive and lead in the plumbing, HVAC, electrical, water conditioning and well contracting industries has never been higher. To remain competitive, relevant and dominant in a market, elite-level business operations, strategy, marketing and a culture that drives results is required

Quote from leading plumbing, HVAC & electric business coach.

That’s where an exclusive and dedicated business coach comes into play. Elite Trades offers hands-on, trusted, and proven coaching that helps good contractors move from good to great and great to elite. The coaching they provide takes business operations, profitability, and sustainable growth to the next level.

“The coaching we provide helps navigate the muddy and complex market that is today, adopt innovative strategies to overcome and thrive, and streamline operations for peak efficiency and profitability. This level of professional coaching is what turns a good company into an industry leader.”

The Power of Professional Coaching in Trade Businesses

“When you’re coached by Elite Trades, you’re in business for yourself, not by yourself.”

Having the right plumbing, HVAC, or electrical coach on your team shortens the time required to grow a business. It’s like having a business mentor who has been there before, who understands what you’re facing and where you want to go, and will help guide you through everything that your market, people, company, and industry throw at you. Not to mention, they help you leverage opportunities that you might not have noticed. Whether you manage a plumbing, HVAC, or electrical business, strategic guidance from an experienced coach is crucial.

  • Mentorship
  • Guidance
  • Aligned With Your Goals
  • Sounding Board 
  • Leverage Opportunities
  • Cover Blind Spots 

“We teach home service business owners to work on their business, not in it.”

Where a Good Coach Can Impact Your Business

Driving Profitability: 

The results of a good business coach should be very clear in your bottom line profitability. Coaches that understand the home service industry, such as Elite Trades, drive tremendous profitability right to the bottom line by shoring up operations, driving top-line growth, and investing in culture. Ways an Elite Trades coach will drive profitability in your plumbing, HVAC, electrical or home services business:

  • Pricing strategy 
  • Drive operational efficacy 
  • Control costs and eliminate waste
  • Improving company culture and employee engagement

Scalability:

For home service companies looking to grow, and grow fast—maybe into multiple markets—scaling business success is critical. A seasoned, proven, and results-oriented coach for your plumbing, HVAC, electrical, water well, or water conditioning business will be able to help develop scalable solutions that drive results in your business. An Elite Trades coach will help with:

Business Planning: 

As we say here at Elite Trades: “Plan or be planned for.” A business coach has valuable insights into the future across many different trades and markets, which help craft a short, mid, and long-term plan to take your business from where it is today to where you want it to be in the future. Our coaches will help you map out:

  • Growth plan
  • Succession plan
  • Short term strategy
  • Long term vision 

Financial Clarity & Management: 

Having a handle on finances inside your trade service business isn’t enough. In today’s market of inflation-driven price increases and overall rising costs across the board, an Elite Trades coach will help you harness the power of your profit and loss statement and gain clarity into the financial health of your company. Additionally, a good coach will customize the financial portion of your business with strategies tailored to your specific trade, enhancing profitability and managing cash flow more effectively. Some financial clarity we provide:

  • Accounting best practices
  • Accurate financial reporting
  • Key financial indicators
  • Timely month end close out
  • Tax planning 
  • Reinvestment 
  • Business valuation 

Marketing Dominance:

A home service contractor that appears to be marketing everywhere with the perfect message at the perfect time is likely working with an Elite Coach in the home service industry. Behind the scenes, helping orchestrate the symphony of marketing, advertising, sales, and branding, a business coach should be making a huge impact on your dominance in the market. A home service coach from Elite Trades will help navigate:

  • Website
  • SEO
  • Digital marketing
  • Branding 
  • PPC

Culture & Legacy: 

The sum total of all leadership in a plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or any home service company can be seen and felt in its culture and the legacy it leaves behind. The returns of working with Elite Trades pays dividends into perpetuity: 

  • Culture based on loyalty, dedication and teamwork 
  • Good people stay longer 
  • Provide better pay & benefits

“A truly elite business coach can help a home service company owner and operator drive a culture that builds not only strong client relationships but a bond between the company and tradesperson that delivers world-class service, craftsmanship, and dedication to the business.” 

Our founder and CEO elaborates,

“Culture is one thing that we at Elite Trades can’t change for the better almost overnight. Like anything’s reputation, it takes a lifetime to build the company culture that we all strive for, and only seconds to tarnish it.”

Why Elite Trades is Essential for Every Trade Business

Elite Trades isn’t just another business coach; we are strategic partners invested in your success. When it comes to the results of our coaching services, we put our money where our mouth is so our clients know we’re perfectly aligned

“Our coaching services are tailored specifically to each plumbing, HVAC, and electrical business we work with and based on the owner’s goals. We align side-by-side with our clients working towards the same goals and our performance is tied to the same thing their success is tied to. It’s because of this approach that we’re able to offer a 100% money-back guarantee for our coaching services. If we’re not getting the results, that means neither is our client, and that’s not good enough for us at Elite Trades.”

What a Home Service Business Coach Should be Focused on in 2024

We have identified several times in this guide that the industry is shifting quickly. Many owners and operators of trades service businesses spend much of their time working in the business which can cause blindspots. A plumbing, HVAC, or electrical business coach who has been there should be keeping an eye on your: 

Real-Life Coaching Experts for Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Water Treatment & Well Businesses

Plumbing Business Coaching: 

Elite Trades has the pleasure of working with some of the most influential and dominant brands in the plumbing space. With the ability to drive results and create impact in all major functions of the business such as operations, sales, and marketing, our coaching allows us to align with clients and get into the day-to-day operations as well and even as nitty-gritty as truck stock and replenishment. Other key areas we work on include:

  • Plumbing sales training
  • Inventory management
  • Family business matters 
  • Recruitment and training 
  • Software optimization

HVAC Business Coaching:

The HVAC trade can hugely benefit from an HVAC business coach that is especially skilled in residential heating and air conditioning sales and service. A good HVAC business coach will help solve the same challenges many HVAC contractors face such as: 

  • Seasonal challenges 
  • Marketing 
  • Sales training and development
  • Technical training and development
  • Recruitment 

In addition to the normal trades coaching we provide, we laser focus on the industry-specific coaching needs that heating and air conditioning business owners face in today’s market. Recruiting and training HVAC techs, HVAC sales training, and lead generation are just a few common areas of impact our HVAC coaching has.

Electrical Business Coaching:

The electrical industry and its needs for coaching are unique. In addition to the standard home service consulting services most electricians require, our business coaches can help integrate electrical service into multi-trade plumbing & HVAC shops as well as develop dominant electrical-only contractors. Make sure your electrical business coach fully understands:

  • Integrating electrical into other service mixes
  • Marketing specific to the electrical trades
  • Home improvement based sales
  • Technical training and skills development

With the help of an elite electrical coach, a stand alone electrical service provider or home service business wanting to add another trade can achieve the results they are looking for much quicker if they have the right coach on the sidelines. 

Water Well Industry Coaching:

Elite Trades owns, operates, and influences multiple super successful well service contractors in various markets throughout the US. Our coaching services for the water well industry help apply the principles of business success used in the plumbing and HVAC business to build a thriving well pump service business in any market. Our team is experienced in:

  • Price book creation for the well industry
  • Sales training for well pump contractors 
  • Equipment purchasing and setup
  • Many other unique facets of the well & water business

Water Conditioning Company Coaching: 

Clean and healthy water has never been more important to the market, and this is no secret to plumbers and HVAC contractors alike. The business coaches at Elite Trades can help standalone water softener and water conditioning businesses thrive and grow through sales coaching, marketing coaching, systems and operational coaching, or help other trades services get into this space and dominate. Our coaching helps with:

  • Software 
  • Driving efficiency
  • Adding water conditioning services to existing service mix
  • Sales coaching
  • Marketing 

Sewer and Drain Cleaning Coaching:

The big ticket item for many plumbers lies deep below ground. The country’s aging infrastructure is no secret, which provides a tremendous opportunity for those contractors that want to focus on the sewer and drain business. Whether you need coaching to help grow this division, add this division, or want to start up a sewer and drain company, Elite Trades can make a huge impact with our coaching.

Software Implementation & Optimization Coaching 

The most elite contractors are using software to drive results in their businesses. Integrating and fully optimizing advanced software solutions like ServiceTitan, Housecall Pro, and other industry-specific tools can be a game-changer for plumbing, HVAC, and electrical companies. A skilled business coach can guide you through the intricacies of these platforms, ensuring you leverage their full potential to streamline operations, enhance customer service, and boost profitability. Working with a software coach will ensure you’re getting everything you need and want out of your software such as:

  • An automated process for dispatching, permits, sales follow ups and marketing
  • Accurate financial information
  • Business unit setup, job type mapping and skills management 
  • Full integration with websites, Google and other lead generation

Coaching for Real-Life Success

At Elite Trades, we are our own best customer by putting into action what our coaching provides to others for over 25 years. 

“We can offer a 100% money-back guarantee because we know the coaching we provide works. It’s the same coaching we are providing ourselves in our own privately owned and operated multi-trade services business.”

When your plumbing or HVAC business coach is actually in the business, you know you can trust the guidance and insights they are providing to you.

Build a Legacy with Elite Trades

There are no shortages of business consulting and coaching services out there, but choosing Elite Trades means you are serious about you and your company’s success. Elite Trades brings proven and tested industry-specific knowledge across all trades, strategic insight, and a commitment to your business’s growth and efficiency. Our expertise ensures that every aspect of your business—from operations to customer management—is optimized for success. Your (and our) livelihood depends on it.

Are You Ready for an Elite Business Coach?

Eric Smith - Founder & CEO of Elite Trades

Discover How We Can Help You Grow and Scale Your Business Effectively

We don’t work with everyone who inquires, but if you’re ready to dominate your market and take your plumbing, HVAC, electrical or home service business to the next level, take action today and book a free discovery call with Elite Trades.

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