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If you’re an insurance agent or broker, you face new threats to your business daily: right now, the shift towards online and direct insurance sales is in [...]
12/8/2018
We’re proud to announce that HOVER is now fully integrated with Symbility. That means Symbility customers can access HOVER’s settlement-ready data pack [...]
11/27/2018
You need more leads, and they need to be good: so how do you market to and attract just the right customers, without scattering your energy (and your marke [...]
11/20/2018
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