Trip Smith
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Where to spend my marketing dollars?
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Hey everyone, I'm a new home performance company owner. (Originally a general contractor who is expanding with a new company) My company is ready to be presented to potential customers but I am at a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Tanner on Thursday.

Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
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I am considering starting a home weatherization business. (I live in Southeast Alabama)  Currently I own a construction company and I do mostly remodeling, closing in porches, decks and some new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Sep 1.

 

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Kim Tanner replied to Trip Smith's discussion Where to spend my marketing dollars?
"Hi Trip It's based off my experience here, at The Energy Conservatory (yes, we make the Minneapolis Blower Door) but it's also based from my past experience. I've been working in marketing for over 10 years, before that I was a…"
Thursday
Trip Smith replied to Trip Smith's discussion Where to spend my marketing dollars?
"Thanks for the reply Kim! I've checked out your profile and it appears you work for the company that supplies the Minneapolis blower doors? Is the marketing experience you are coming off of for that company or for a company similar to mine? I…"
Thursday
Kim Tanner replied to Trip Smith's discussion Where to spend my marketing dollars?
"Direct mail doesn't do very much, in my opinion, unless you have awesome coupons! Honestly, online advertising is the way to go. Google Adwords is great. Video ads are even better! I am currently managing a video campaign through Adwords and…"
Wednesday
Trip Smith replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
"Wow, that's pretty incredible. I'm curious as to what other energy upgrades he did to the sanctuary? Did it have a dropped ceiling that he converted? Major air leaks he fixed? How this is this RCC usually applied? "
Wednesday
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Where to spend my marketing dollars?

Hey everyone, I'm a new home performance company owner. (Originally a general contractor who is expanding with a new company) My company is ready to be presented to potential customers but I am at a loss as to what avenue to use for my marketing campaign. I have a few ideas but I just can't seem to decide.....Billboard?Local magazine ad?Direct mailers?Door to door?Google Adwords?Local website ads?Home Advisor?Radio?Newspaper ad?Local TV?I'm already taking advantage of Facebook without spending…See More
Wednesday
Hal Skinner replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Hi Tri,p Your 'Yard sign' comment caught my eye.  I work with a Radiant Barrier Coating and we would place a yard sign on the front yard of almost every residential job we did. I am going to give you a sales tool our foremen would…"
Sep 1
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Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
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The RCC Classroom (Radiant Control Coatings)

A group where energy professionals can learn about all the different energy saving aspects of RCCs.  I have worked with one particular RCC for 30 years.  I have amassed alot of information I can share.  Everyone knows, accepts and understands how RCCs work as a 'Cool Roof' coating.  However, that seems to be where the knowledge on these products different energy saving applications abruptly stops.  I hope to change that with this group. There are over 300 protective coatings out there and they…See More
Sep 1
Trip Smith commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Facebook Pages
"Just went through the first few pages liking the active Facebook pages. I've found that it's interesting to see what other pages are posting as it can give each of us ideas as what to post on our pages to engage with our customers. Here is…"
Sep 1
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Does your company or organization have a Facebook Page?This group is for pros who have facebook pages. Post the link to your facebook page in the comments so that folks can like you on facebook.See More
Sep 1
John Redmond replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Trip,  Feel free to call me at 336-587-8345 at your earliest convenience. I am home performance contractor up in North Carolina, and I can definitely give you some great pointers on how to start the business, research the market, and show you…"
Aug 14
Bud Poll replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Every contractor out there should be following the energy efficient guidelines, but they do need to know what is good and what is bad.  Moisture issues are a difficult topic to deal with without training.  When and where to use a vapor…"
Aug 9
Trip Smith replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Bud, I plan on getting a BPI Energy Auditor certifcation (I think this is the first one to go for correct?) sometime soon at least within the next 6 months. I just checked out the Residential Energy book and I will be sure to get it.  In the…"
Aug 8
Bud Poll replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Hi Danial, I didn't see where you have gone for any certifications.  In Maine doing any work involving government subsidies (stimulus money) requires having a certification.  The government has to know the work is being done to some…"
Aug 8
Trip Smith replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Daniel, Thank you for the great reply.  I appreciate your advice and I have looked at the different things you mentioned and they are interesting and I'm sure the will be valuable to me in the future. I have created my new company,…"
Aug 8
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At 12:45pm on July 17, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Trip,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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