HOVER Blog

How Rapid Roofing More Than Doubled Their Close Rate With HOVER

HOVER is helping property insurance carriers transform the customer experience, break down organizational silos, and streamline the way they work. Along wi [...]
11/2/2018
If you’re a home improvement contractor who wants to grow your business, you’ll have to be just as good at sales as you are at siding, roofing or insta [...]
10/30/2018
One of the most exciting things about a brand new build or remodel are all the options you get to choose from as you design the perfect home. It’s also n [...]
10/23/2018
HOVER is changing the way insurance carriers do business, and the possibilities we’re creating are about so much more than cost savings. This is about br [...]
9/13/2018
By the numbers, home ownership has risen over the past ten years after a considerable plunge in 2008/2009. 5.1 million homes were sold in 2017 and that num [...]
8/14/2018
According to the US Census, home ownership plummeted following the financial crisis of the mid-aughts. However, significant improvements in the job market [...]
8/14/2018
Windows are an integral part of the aesthetics and function of a home. Understanding the classic, contemporary and modern options as well as how it impacts [...]
7/31/2018
Endeavor Exteriors is a forward-thinking exterior restoration contractor serving the Denver area. Similar to HOVER, the company is built around the mission [...]
6/25/2018
The past ten years have been remarkable due to the evolution of technologies. We have seen rapid changes in the ways we buy and sell across the board, from [...]
6/14/2018
The property insurance industry is as competitive as it’s ever been in this country, thanks in large part to the wide range of options homeowners have wh [...]
6/11/2018
Before you can start thinking about closing a homeowner’s business, you first need to create awareness around your offering, generate interest, and pinpo [...]
6/6/2018
Beldon is a reputable contractor based in San Antonio, Texas, with branches in 13 major American markets including Chicago, Portland, and Seattle, among ot [...]
5/25/2018
It’s absolutely incredible to consider that the ubiquitous smartphone is, in reality, a technology that’s only about twenty years old. In those two dec [...]
5/9/2018
Terry Satterthwaite, Inspections Manager at Rapid Roofing, recently reached out to the HOVER team to thank us for creating our platform. We love to share o [...]
4/25/2018
When we bumped into Joe Dolan, Controller at Russell Roofing & Exteriors, at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, he invited us to speak with [...]
4/18/2018
From the beginnings of human ingenuity, we’ve sought shelter from the elements. As soon as our ancestors ventured out from the refuge of caves and other [...]
3/26/2018
HOVER Now provides a roof square estimate within minutes, allowing contractors to create a quote while still on site with a homeowner. SAN FRANCISCO, CA [...]
2/21/2018
For contractors to be successful, it is key that they consistently deliver outstanding work. But it doesn’t stop there – it’s the contractors who can [...]
2/21/2018
More than just a protective barrier, siding can make your home aesthetically appealing. Whether you are building a new home or upgrading an existing reside [...]
2/14/2018
There’s no way around it. No matter what you do – listening to the radio, watching television, riding to work or reading your emails – you will run i [...]
2/12/2018
Construction business slows down during the winter season, but that doesn’t mean you have to go into hibernation. In this blog post, we’ll share how yo [...]
HOVER turns smartphone photos into an accurate 3D model of your home SAN FRANCISCO, January 29, 2018 — HOVER, the platform that generates accurate, i [...]
1/29/2018
HOVER has been providing customizable 3D models and accurate exterior measurements for single-family residential properties since 2015. As word of our serv [...]
12/19/2017
Build a strong relationship with your client and not only will they be happy to work with you again in the future, they’ll even rave about you to others [...]
12/4/2017
When planning a home improvement project that requires a professional contractor, most homeowners have a lot of questions. The hiring process can be confus [...]
11/13/2017
We had the pleasure to connect with one of HOVER’s early adopters, Wesley Newton. A former business development manager at James Hardie, Wesley now co-ow [...]
11/7/2017
Every contractor knows the frustration–usually counted in dollars–that inaccurate measurements can cause when estimating and completing a roof project. [...]
10/31/2017
We had the pleasure to speak with Greg McNulty, Residential Sales Manager at Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling, one of the largest roofing com [...]
10/17/2017
There’s no denying that the construction industry is still male-dominated. So, when we heard that Anne Benson is running operations at Benson Property, w [...]
9/20/2017
Redesigning your home from the inside out is easier than ever before. The internet provides comprehensive tips, videos, how-tos, and more, and these resour [...]
9/15/2017
Thomas Basch, National Account Manager at HOVER, recently hosted a webinar in which he shared his insider tips on how contractors can differentiate themsel [...]
9/14/2017
Solar power continues to become an increasingly popular and reliable form of renewable energy. The development of this new technology has made converting t [...]
9/11/2017
According to the latest report from the Center for Construction Research and Training, the number of fatalities in the construction industry caused by “ [...]
8/31/2017
How Greiman Construction Services doubled their revenue within one year. We had the pleasure of talking with Dan May, Operations Manager at Greiman Constru [...]
8/28/2017
A question we frequently hear is: “What can you do that your competitors can’t?” By competitors, our customers are generally referring to [...]
8/23/2017
Keeping up with the latest home design trends is just as important as regular home maintenance for many homeowners. While most remodeling effort is made to [...]
8/8/2017
The construction industry is on the brink of a labor shortage crisis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the labor workforce is aging [...]
7/20/2017
The LP® SmartSide® product line is now available on the HOVER platform, allowing contractors to show homeowners exactly what LP’s materials and col [...]
7/12/2017
Customers today are more tech-savvy and also more demanding. This is, in part, a result of the constantly evolving smartphone industry. It appears that con [...]
7/5/2017
Our team here at HOVER is dedicated to advancing the construction industry through cutting edge technology. To help facilitate that cause, we employ indivi [...]
6/22/2017
Close to 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites on any given day across the country. Startlingly, the average rate of fatal in [...]
6/20/2017
Our employees are what truly make HOVER a dynamic and innovative place to work. We have a team of amazing people with a variety of backgrounds and personal [...]
6/19/2017
We recently connected with R.J. Young, Production Manager at Neighborhood Restoration Company (NRC), a residential and commercial exterior contractor which [...]
5/24/2017
As an exterior contractor you are dealing with a workforce who is almost constantly in motion. Also, you are likely more effective when in the field and on [...]
5/16/2017
We recently spoke with Jim Hund, President at Vanguard Home Designs, a home improvement contractor based in Manhattan, Kansas and a HOVER user since June 2 [...]
New features allow exterior contractors, insurance carriers and adjusters to be fully prepared with accurate measurements and to provide remote estimates. [...]
4/18/2017
We believe that the best route to improvement is through addressing customers’ ongoing challenges. Currently contractors, insurance carriers and adjuster [...]
4/18/2017
Canvassing brings in a substantial amount of leads for many contractors. However, if you’re a contractor who works with a team in the field, you know how [...]
4/18/2017
Waste can come in many forms. It can be physical detritus, time and energy, unnecessary expenditures, or lost profits. In the world of exterior contracting [...]
4/12/2017
There is more to being an exterior contractor than just manual labor. Before you even get to the work of installing a new roof, replacing siding, or upgrad [...]
4/3/2017
HOVER is transforming the daily workflow for thousands of home improvement and insurance professionals, from sales reps and insurance claims adjusters to i [...]
11/14/2016
We recently completed a case study with Timberland Exteriors, a remodeling company that employs approximately 30 people in its four office locations. A Jam [...]
4/26/2016
We recently completed a case study with K&B Home Remodelers, a leading exterior home improvement contractor based in New Jersey. An early adopter of HO [...]
4/8/2016
We recently completed a case study with Craftsman’s Choice, a leading exterior home improvement contractor in Minnesota. Since adopting HOVER in their da [...]
3/31/2016
If your approach to estimating jobs and communicating with potential customers is typically a tangled, unorganized, mess, listen up. For contractors in the [...]
12/4/2015
We recently completed a case study with Chattanooga Exteriors, a leading exterior home improvement contractor in Tennessee. By adopting James Hardie Contra [...]
4/3/2015
An Industry Unchanged in 30 Years A ballpoint pen freezing in the cold winter air. A project manager wasting valuable time driving 45 minutes to and from a [...]
4/2/2015