The 7-Power Contractor

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Jim Criniti
Jim Criniti
Zoom Drain and Sewer
Philadelphia, PA

“I really wish you would stop writing books and giving away all of the secrets! Of course, I’m mostly kidding. Thanks for everything you do to help your fellow contractor, Al. You certainly changed the course of my life.”

Kathy Betlem
Kathy Betlem
John Betlem Heating and Cooling
Rochester, NY

“The Selling Power and Sales Coaching Power systems are working great for us. The Techs are making and exceeding goals and customers are being served better all the time. We are very happy.”

Sam Scalia
Sam Scalia
Montreal, Quebec

“I very much appreciated the practical information in your book, The 7-Power Contractor. This is a valuable business tool for anyone looking to improve their business.”

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Al Writes

The Secret Bonus Of Operating Manuals

The Secret Bonus of Operating Manuals | Al Levi The 7-Power Contractor

Working with consulting clients, I create the Operating Manuals early on to help them immediately minimize the daily chaos in their businesses. For fast-growing shops, it allows them to keep growing in a smarter way.

All good stuff.

But, I let them discover “The Secret Bonus” of these operating manuals, which is that they boost sales. Most owners realize this right away, because the best shops closely track sales data.

Here are the top 7 reasons why having operating manuals in place boosts sales:

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Callbacks—They’re Déjà Vu All Over Again

March 7th, 2017|Leadership Power, Operating Power|

Déjà Vu All Over Again (Or, How to Minimize Callbacks Once and For All) | Al Levi

“Déjà vu All Over Again” is a famous quote by the late, great Yogi Berra. I’ve lived this scenario, and I’m betting you have, too. I’m talking about callbacks--the bane of the contracting industry.

I worked in my family plumbing, heating and cooling business (today they also do electrical), so I know first-hand how demoralizing and damaging callbacks can be.

Here’s why:

1. Your customers have to needlessly take off extra time from their paying jobs to be there for your Techs again and again.

2. Callbacks rob your ability to do new service and install work because you have to redo a repair for no money.

3. They ruin your good reputation, especially today, when unhappy customers go online and tell the world.


How Great Techs Become Successful Owners

February 21st, 2017|Leadership Power, Operating Power|

How Great Techs Become Successful Owners | Al Levi The 7-Power Contractor

You quit that tech job at an established plumbing, heating, cooling, and/or electrical company because you figured you could be your own boss, make your own hours and charge a little less, and the money would come flowing in.

Maybe yes. Maybe no.

If you’re reading this I’m betting you also discovered there’s so much more to running a successful business than just being a good tech. And if you’re like most, you’re probably not completely sure what all of that “more” is!

Don’t get me wrong, actually knowing technical stuff for the work you do is helpful. But, it can be a double-edged sword if you’re the only one who can run a call the right way (at least, in your mind, anyway). It automatically limits your growth.



Why Buy Another Contracting Business Book?


I can't seem to find and keep good people.

There just aren't enough hours in the day.

We are delivering an inconsistent level of service.

I feel like I'm answering the same questions over and over.

I spend more time as an employee than as a manager.

Callbacks keep me from moving on to new calls/sales.

We have no real system in place for training.

This business just isn't fun for me anymore.