The perfect gift is always something you want and need.  Since we all want to be more efficient, be bold and let the people in your life know the great things they can buy you that can give your business a boost in 2018. Which is a true gift that keeps giving.

Here’s some ideas that can make your life as a general contractor easier in 2018.

Tools

It may seem fairly obvious, but no contractor can ever have too many tools. Whether it’s a replacement for something you already have or something brand new, tools can make a huge difference in quality and efficiency. There are probably plenty of times you have thought “I could really use a new impact drill” or “if I only had a set of cordless tools, I would be able to get projects done so much quicker”.

 

Storage

Having a lot of tools is great; but not if you can’t find what you are looking for. How often have you wasted an hour searching through your truck or your shed trying to find a tool that you really need? Wouldn’t that hour have been better spent on the job site finishing the project?

 

When it comes to storage, bigger isn’t always better. If the majority of the time you are working directly out of your truck, you obviously don’t want a huge tool cart taking up valuable space; or, if you have a tool shed or storage warehouse, a small tool bag isn’t going to be that much help either. Knowing exactly where your tools are can save you hours of time over the course of a year, so make sure you choose wisely to get the most out of your storage equipment.

Organization

Staying organized can be a really difficult task, especially if you are managing multiple projects at once. From estimates to floor plans to contracts, there can be a lot of paper for each project. And when you need to make a final decision, you may need to reference all of those different items quickly.

For this exact reason, an organizing tool could be a huge help. For the less digitally inclined, a leather-bound organizational folder can help store everything in a central location. For the more digital savvy contractors, you may want to do some research into apps that can help you keep all of your information in one easy to find place.

Efficiency and quality are two of the most important factors when it comes to construction. For contractors, finishing a project on time and moving onto the next one is the best recipe for success, and the way to do that is to have everything you need.

This holiday season, make sure your friends and family know what it is you want and need. Send them over to one of our five New Jersey Builders’ General locations or have them give us a call at 1-800-570-7227. We would be glad to help them find exactly what you are looking for.