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Enhance Your Roofing Service Operations: Training Solutions from Cotney Consulting

Roofing Contactor Service Department


A well-run service department is crucial for building lasting client relationships and ensuring consistent profitability in the roofing industry. At Cotney Consulting, we provide tailored training solutions to help roofing contractors optimize their service departments. Our extensive training programs are designed to enhance both technical skills and customer service capabilities, ensuring your team is equipped to deliver exceptional service.

The Importance of a Strong Service Department

Most clients, whether commercial building owners or homeowners, only reach out to roofing contractors when there’s a problem. This reactive approach presents an opportunity for roofing companies to become the go-to provider by consistently delivering excellent customer service. A well-trained service department can turn these calls into long-term client relationships through timely, professional, and effective service.

Tips for Enhancing Your Roofing Service Department

To get the most out of your roofing service operations, it’s essential to focus on both technical skills and customer service. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Prioritize Customer Service: Ensure that your team is trained in customer service etiquette. Excellent communication and professional conduct are key to building long-term client relationships.

  2. Implement Preventative Maintenance: Offer preventative maintenance service agreements to your customers. This provides value to your clients and ensures a steady stream of revenue for your business.

  3. Streamline Operations: Develop and implement standardized procedures for all aspects of your service operations. Consistency in your processes leads to higher efficiency and better customer satisfaction.

  4. Invest in Training: Regular training sessions for your service team can significantly improve their performance. Ensure your technicians are up-to-date with industry standards and best practices.

  5. Leverage Technology: Utilize software solutions to manage service calls, track progress, and maintain accurate records. This helps keep your team organized and ensures no detail is overlooked.

About Our Service Department Training Program

Cotney Consulting offers a comprehensive training program for roofing service departments, available both in-person and virtually. Our courses are designed to cover every aspect of service operations, from onboarding and operations procedures to customer service and financial management. Here’s a detailed look at our training modules:

Training Modules Overview

Phase One: Building a Solid Foundation

  1. Onboarding (1 hour)

  • Assess your current service department structure and procedures to customize the training program.

  1. Operations Procedures (1 hour)

  • Learn pricing methodologies, overhead cost coverage, and different types of service projects.

  1. Service Procedures: Part One (1 hour)

  • Overview of service operations from initial call to final ticket closeout.

  1. Service Procedures: Part Two (1 hour)

  • Setting up workflows for success and excellent customer service.

  1. Mid-Point Review and Coaching (1 hour)

  • Review progress, address questions, and deep dive into specifics.

  1. Service Technician Procedures: Part One (1 hour)

  • Aligning service technician procedures with company goals and software integration.

Phase Two: Enhancing Client Retention and Administrative Efficiency

  1. Service Technician Procedures: Part Two (1 hour)

  • Cultivating discipline and culture from top to bottom for service excellence.

  1. Administrative Procedures (1 hour)

  • Ensuring top-notch customer service starts with the first call.

  1. Dispatch Service Procedures (1 hour)

  • Best practices for dispatching, customer contact, and handling complaints.

  1. Final Review (1 hour)

  • Comprehensive review of learned techniques and addressing any lingering questions.

  1. Customer Service (2 hours)

  • Techniques for hiring, motivating, and managing service technicians, including performance evaluations and goal setting.

Phase Three: Financial Management and Growth

  1. Departmental Staff Management (2.5 hours)

  • Effective management strategies for departmental staff.

  1. Financial Understanding and Growth (2.5 hours)

  • Deep dive into financial metrics, pricing strategies, and profitability analysis.

Why Choose Cotney Consulting?

Real-World Experience

With over 45 years of experience in managing multi-million-dollar roofing companies, Cotney Consulting offers practical, real-world solutions. We understand the challenges you face and provide actionable strategies to overcome them.

Customized Training

Our training programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of your service department. Whether you prefer in-person or virtual training, we ensure that the content is relevant and immediately applicable to your operations.

Proven Success

Our approach has helped numerous roofing contractors achieve operational success, increase revenues, and enhance profitability. By focusing on both technical skills and customer service, we ensure that your team is well-rounded and capable of handling any service challenge.


A strong service department builds lasting client relationships and ensures steady revenue growth. Cotney Consulting’s comprehensive training programs equip your team with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in both technical service and customer interactions. Contact us today to learn more about how our training solutions can transform your roofing service department and drive your business forward.


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