Thursday, August 8, 2013

Reasons To Consider A CRC Concrete Raising Franchise (Part 3 of 9 - Niche Service)

Common Reasons to Provide Slab Raising Services:

• Turnkey business – as a stand-alone or supplement;
• Eliminate trip hazards (Premises Liability);
• Void-fill dangerous areas;
• Environmentally safe;
• Convenience – Immediate access;
• No re-landscaping or landscape damage;
• Control water flow;
• 1/3 to ½ the cost of removal and replacement; and,
• Gross margin per job.

The standard service of concrete raising and leveling is primarily used to meet the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines and/or municipal codes that require property owners meet specific compliance standards for concrete areas. Non-compliant areas are deemed trip-and-fall or potential slip-and-fall (poorly sloped areas where water ponds) liabilities.

The processes of concrete raising and/or cement grouting are unique, niche services offered through Concrete Raising of America to those entrepreneurs looking for a stand-alone business in the concrete repair industry, or contractors interested in expanding or diversifying their existing business.

Demand for concrete raising and stabilization services has risen due to a variety of environmental factors and economic concerns. The CRC Concrete Raising Franchise model is designed to Provide a Needed Service within a Variety of Target Market Segments.

Common Uses of Slab Raising Services (By Market Segment):

Stoops, patios, driveways, garage floors, service walks, steps, pool decks,
all-season rooms (slab-on-grade)
Commercial / Industrial:
Factory and office floors, loading docks, equipment pads
Municipal/State DOT:
Streets (concrete pavement), curb & gutter, sidewalks, airport areas
New Construction:
Soil compaction and stabilization, base preparation

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

Friday, May 10, 2013

Reasons To Consider A CRC Concrete Raising Franchise (Part 2 of 9 - Training)

The CRC Concrete Raising Franchisee Training Programs are customized based upon need, experience-level, and skill-set: individually-designed, constructed, and presented in order to maximize the learning experience of new franchisees.

Initial (Start-up) Training:

CRC instructs your key people (no more than 2 at one time) in the techniques of properly and productively raising concrete and cement grouting. This 5-to-7 working-day training is held at OUR TRAINING FACILITY in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This includes a combination of classroom and on-the-job instruction in raising/grouting procedures, as well as CRC Super Pump machine preventive maintenance and repair. Receivables include: CRC copyright “Slab Raising & Grouting Handbook” and the CRC “Mixer Operational Manual” containing machine troubleshooting and parts lists, as well as “Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures” (McGraw-Hill, Fourth Edition, Copyright 2008). All travel, lodging, wage and subsistence expenses are the responsibility of the franchisee.

One week of sales training (40 hours) by one of our Sales Trainers at YOUR LOCATION. This training will instruct you and your salespeople how to price all types of work, how to write slab raising contracts, and set-up sales leads for multi-housing, municipal, residential, and/or commercial jobs (subject to start-up strategy). Includes CRC copyright “CRC Franchise Total Marketing Approach” and actual windshield time with you and/or your salespeople to sell at your location.

Following Training (previous 2 paragraphs), CRC will provide an additional One-week of supervision (40 hours) by one of our FIELD Trainers AT YOUR LOCATION. This support will provide follow-up technical assistance and supervision on your job sites to insure complete understanding of techniques, unity of crew and rig set up.

Benefits to the CRC Franchisee:

  • Understand the critical elements and components needed to operate the franchise;
  • Includes ample opportunity for in-the-field and classroom Q and A;
  • Provides sufficient time to learn the necessary methods and requirements;
  • Includes on-site location training to impart ‘real world’ experience;
  • Measures trainee comprehension to insure understanding;
  • Utilizes role playing when appropriate;
  • Implementation of Best Practices (reduced “Trial and Error”);
  • Provides strong sales building and marketing skills;
  • Informs franchisees of the skills his/her employees should have;
  • Efficient operation preserves franchisee working capital; and,
  • Ensures a smoother and more successful franchise (profit potential).

The CRC training program encompasses a variety of topics and internal categories, including, but not limited to: Human Resources – Employee Relations, Safety – Manuals and Meetings, Operational/Technical, Accounting and Scheduling, Marketing/Sales, and Ongoing Support. Additional training available each year – up to 4 people (Call Concrete Raising of America, Inc. for more information: 262-827-5000, or 800-270-0011).