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Back office support can make or break your construction company and that’s where we come in. We can do you the most good by bringing order to your chaotic contractors bookkeeping mess! Most of our clients come to us because they believed they needed someone to straighten up their contractors bookkeeping services system, help them get current or quarterly payroll tax filings, sales tax returns and a variety of other tax issues. That is only the tip of the iceberg! 

The real value in working with us is not just getting you out of trouble now but keeping you out of trouble in the future so that you can focus your time and energy where it will do you the most good…acquiring profitable and pleasant customers and clients and satisfying their needs. 


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Randal DeHart | Premier Contractors Accountant


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Mar 15, 2024

This Podcast Is Episode 567, And It's About The Secrets To Stellar Client Service In The Construction Industry

Customer service is the heartbeat of any successful business. The unsung hero transforms a potential disaster into an opportunity and a mere transaction into a lifelong relationship. In the narrative of customer loyalty and retention, service is the protagonist.
Your approach to customer service has the power to attract and retain clients. As a construction business owner, client service is critical to your company's success. It is essential to understand what your clients want and how you can provide the best service possible to meet their needs.

Why stellar customer service is key

The importance of customer service for loyalty and retention cannot be overstated. Positive experiences build stronger emotional connections with customers, leading to repeat purchases or the client hiring you again, enhanced brand loyalty, and positive word of mouth. Stellar customer service is the hallmark of success in a booming digital economy. If you have a website or are marketing your trade business online, you are part of this, or you use platforms where competitors lurk one click away. 

One of the most critical aspects of client service is communication. It would be best if you communicated effectively with your clients to understand their requirements, provide updates on the project's progress, and ensure they are satisfied with the work. 

You should also be responsive to their queries and concerns and provide timely and transparent information. 

Another crucial factor in client service is managing expectations. It is vital, to be honest and realistic about what you can deliver and to ensure that your clients understand what they can expect from you. This will help avoid misunderstandings and ensure your clients are happy with the result. 

Good Customer Experience is Key

A recent Zendesk report found that 3 in 4 consumers are willing to pay more for good customer service. This is a clear signal that in a market cluttered with varying product specifications, prices, and services, customer experience can be the factor that differentiates you from the competition.


Customer retention is cost-effective (five to 25 times less expensive than acquiring new customers) and promises a more predictable revenue stream. As a business, your job doesn't end at the point of sale—it means nurturing and retaining your customers.

Crafting your customer service strategy

Mastering the art of customer service requires a well-rounded strategy. Let's break it down:

Excellence breeds loyalty

When you deliver exceptional service, you invite customer loyalty, which fuels a positive cycle of customer lifetime value. From thank-you notes to responsive support, every interaction is an opportunity to reinforce a customer's decision to choose your brand.

Accessibility is vital

Clients shouldn't need a treasure map to find your service. Information, contact details, and assistance need to be at their fingertips. Accessibility is paramount through a user-friendly website, a seamlessly integrated app, or a robust social media presence.

The power of empathy

Empathy is the currency of customer service. It's walking in your client's shoes, understanding their pain, and making it suitable. An empathetic approach can turn a disgruntled customer into a brand advocate.


You can't improve what you don't measure. Customer satisfaction metrics like Net Promoter Score (NPS), customer effort score, and customer satisfaction score are valuable tools to provide insight.

Customer Service in Practice: Tools and Techniques

It's time to delve into practical customer service applications.

1. Omnichannel

Customers are diverse, and so are their preferred service channels. From social media to chatbots and the phone, an omnichannel approach ensures that customer service is available and tailored to meet them where they are.

2. Proactive Service

Don't wait for customers to come to you with issues. Be proactive. Send out surveys, ask for feedback, and offer service tips before they ask.

3. Flexibility

No two customer issues are alike, just like your projects, and neither should their solutions be. Empower yourself (or staff) to make decisions and resolve problems creatively. Sometimes, the most memorable experiences come from the most unusual solutions.

4. Always be learning

Customer service is a moving target. Encourage a culture of learning and evolving. Share success stories and pain points within the team or contractor friends in the industry. This will both boost team spirit and also lead to collective wisdom.

5. Turning service into a marketing asset

Quality workmanship is also essential for exemplary client service. Providing high-quality work that meets or exceeds your client's expectations will help to build trust and loyalty. Ensure you use quality materials and employ skilled workers who take pride in their work. 

Beyond its immediate role, impeccable customer service can also be a marketing tool.

Positive reviews: the ultimate trust signal

Good service brings good reviews, which in turn attracts new customers. Reviews are often seen as more trustworthy than a brand's self-presentation.

Word of mouth: Satisfied customers are the most effective salespeople. They tell their friends and family about their great experiences, and with the power of social media, they can say it to the world.

Customer Testimonials: When accurate, unscripted customer stories take the limelight, the message becomes compelling and human.

Conclusion: the end or just the beginning?

Remember, every interaction with a customer is a chance to shine, and every problem is an opportunity to excel.

You'll retain customers and create loyal brand ambassadors by making customer service a core business value. 

It is crucial to show appreciation for your clients. Simple gestures such as thanking them for their business, sending a personalized note or gift, or providing follow-up support can go a long way in building solid relationships. 

Your clients will remember your service long after the project is done.


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About The Author:

Sharie_DeHart_President_Fast_Easy_Accounting_Serving_Contractors_All_Across_The_USA_Including_Alaska_And_Hawaii-1Sharie DeHart, QPA, co-founded Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on managing the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or