"Why should I change from time and material to flat rate?" is an often asked question. Many plumbing contractors feel their system of charging for the work they perform is working well and they don't want to make changes that require a cultural shift in company thinking.
There are three important reasons to change from time and material to flat rate pricing:
- Improved Profitability
- Improved Customer Satisfaction
- Technicians prefer flat rate pricing
The Callahan-Roach Solution: Plumber's Advantage
We totally re-designed our CAP flat rate pricing product specifically for the plumbing industry. It's built by plumbers, for plumbers and gives you a great advantage in the competitive plumbing industry. We started by organizing the repairs so they are easy to locate. It starts with what we refer to as "Plumbing Worlds". The color coded tabbed sections coordinate with the room in which the plumbing repair is to take place. All repairs in the kitchen are under the "Kitchen" tab. Repairs in each section are laid out so that the lookup within the tab is consistent with the layout of the other tabs.
For example, if you're unclogging a drain, you'll notice that all drain repairs are contained in the first subsection of each tab, since drain stoppages are among the most common plumbing repairs.
We understand plumbing because all of our plumbing industry specialists have experience as plumbing contractors. We have years of experience doing what you do on a daily basis. We not only provide the most innovative and robust flat rate manuals, but offer coaching and counseling for using our business improvement tools to make your plumbing business more profitable.
more information: Flat Rate Pricing - In Depth Analysis