You ever been in an auto body shop and see certificates all over the walls?
You’ll see everything from basic fender repair to obscure things like “small dent repair in the left rear quarter panel of a red minivan with a small dent from a shopping buggy in the Wal Mart parking lot”.
The certificates are there for a reason. It shows that the techs have taken training, passed a qualification test of some kind, and should know what they’re doing.
It speaks to professionalism and competence.
You won’t see that kind of thing in hardly any contractor offices. Most times, you won’t even see an office other than the front dash of the supervisor’s truck that doubles as his desk and trash can.
You can see it in ours. Here’s a recent certification I just renewed. Just for the renewal, I had to not only prove competence, but also supply proof that we have the right kind of insurance, warranty our work, and have a business set-up that will last.
This is only one of about a dozen certifications my guys carry from various manufacturer’s and safety agencies. We’re trying to raise the bar among the other “chuck in a truck” and fly-by-night contractors.
Invite us along for the ride working on your property, and you can see for yourself. Oh yeah, even though the boss does have some paperwork on his dash, we also have a real office and showroom where you can see and touch the product.