> About Us
Read about our company.
Search Engine Optimization
– Local Search
Local Business Listings
– Internet Domination
– Your Website
Your Contractor Website
> Sample Websites
Click here to see Some of our client websites.
> Customer Reviews
See What our customers say about us.
Click here to see our Prices.
Click here to see our frequently asked questions page.
Contractor Websites — Contractor Marketing — SEO for Contractors
We specialize in contractor marketing on the Internet and building contractor websites. Most contractors say that their biggest problem is getting a steady stream of customer calls and those much needed contractor leads. In today’s world, this requires Internet Marketing — getting customers to your contractor website and getting them to call. This may not be as true if you’re in a small town. But in urban areas, your competitors are increasingly moving onto the Internet and searching for websites for contractors because that’s where the action is. The most recent survey available (July 2008) found that nationwide, only 30% of customers relied on Yellow Pages to find contractors, whereas 60% relied on the Internet to locate electricians, plumbers, HVAC, and other kinds of contractors. This statistic in favor of Internet marketing for contractors has only become more lopsided in recent years.
HappyContractor was started by Kim Hopkins, who owns an electrical contracting company in Los Angeles that wanted more customers. In 1996, Kim went onto the Internet to find customers. He had started by looking for a company that specialized in Internet marketing for contractors. At the time, the Internet was only a few years old and no such companies existed. So, he built his own contractor website. Since then, he’s been on a mission to learn everything there is to know about contractor marketing on the Internet — both Pay-Per-Click and Search Engine Optimization. And it’s worked — the website of The Electric Connection usually ranks Number 1 on the search engines (just below the three Pay-Per-Click ads at the top of the page). The company is now a 25-person electrical contracting company.
Contractor marketing on the Internet requires the knowledge and skills of two fields — contracting and Internet marketing. There are a number of companies out there that offer to build websites for contractors, manage AdWords campaigns, or do SEO for contractors. However, do they know what customers look for in a contractor website? Do they know the customer “Go Buttons” that should appear on websites for contractors? Do they know how SEO for contractors differs from that of other small businesses? The staff at HappyContractor does. They made the website of The Electric Connection Number 1 in Los Angeles and then went on to do the same for contractors across the country. Our clients in the Number 1 spot for their locality include plumbers, HVAC contractors, electricians, and general contractors.
Websites for Contractors
Check out the HappyContractor sample websites for contractors in your trade. Our contractor websites include a number of informative articles. This is helpful to customers, but also is important to boost a website’s rankings on search engines. Search engines like Google rank websites, in part, on whether they provide useful information. This is in their interest, as the more useful information they provide to searchers, the more people will use the search engine.
Getting your website to the top of the search engines is the key to customers being able to find it and getting more contractor leads. But once customers find your website, will they call? Our staff at HappyContractor design customer appeal and customer hot buttons into your contractor website so that your customers will call. Our first website, for The Electric Connection in Los Angeles, is the major source of new customer calls for the company. It generates over $500,000 a year in new electrical business. You can check customer reviews for how our websites work for plumbers, HVAC contractors, electricians, and general contractors across the country.
Call HappyContractor at 800-990-5811
If you would like to find out more about whether Internet marketing will work for your contracting company, please give us a call. If you have a website already, we’ll be happy to give you a free evaluation as to how it could generate more customer calls. If you are already doing Pay-Per-Click, we can give you a free evaluation of that as well. If you’re new to Internet marketing for contractors, that’s fine, too. Call 800-990-5811 between 8-5 Pacific Time. We can tell you all about how to get contractor leads by using SEO for contractors. We look forward to talking with you.
Home was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by
Kim Hopkins, CEO
Here's our most recent Contractor Blog post:
Every business owner knows that one of the biggest, most important aspects of business is also the hardest. Advertising and getting your name out there is a tough game. There is always a lot of competition and if you are a small business, a new business or even an old established business, you have to do something that makes you stand apart from the rest. Things are even tougher now with people getting away from the traditional forms of advertising and marketing. Nowadays, you need a contractor website that helps to make your business really boom. This requires a different skill set than you or your employees probably have, which is why you need a professional team like those at Happy Contractor.
You need a team that knows the basics of contractor marketing and what it takes to make your website jump to the top of search results. Most consumers are only going to allow a few seconds to find what they need when they type in a few specific words into a search engine. If your website isn’t at the top of the list and is buried deep on the second or third page of the search results, you are going to struggle to get the attention your business needs and deserves.
Contractor websites are designed to make it easy for a customer to see what services are offered, when the business is open and of course, contact information. If all of this information is easily found, you increase your chances of getting that call. Some people like to do things after hours. Having a quick form that a potential customer can fill out and then you get back to them when you can is another way to capture that customer and avoid them moving on to your competition. Give Happy Contractor a call and see what you can do to make your business a little more noticeable.
What Does Contractor Marketing Mean to You? was last modified: April 26th, 2016 by
If you have been trying to put together a website that advertised your business while getting your name on the internet, you may need some help. Designing a website can be tricky. There are so many different elements to consider it can be overwhelming. If you are not familiar with the ins and outs of web design, fonts, widgets and so forth, it can feel like you are trying to read a foreign language and having no luck at all. You may become so frustrated, you give up on the idea of having a contractor website altogether. Don’t quit. Call the team at Happy Contractor and schedule a consultation with one of our professionals.
A website is your first chance to impress your clients. It needs to be neat and organized and customers need to be able to navigate it easily. If it is messy or links don’t work, it could turn potential customers away from your business. It is unprofessional and doesn’t say anything great about your business. Your fully functional website provides you with an excellent opportunity to use contractor marketing. The marketing can be subtle or more of a call to action. You will have a say in how you promote your business.
Contractor websites are an excellent way to reach customers that may not have ever heard of your business before. People surfing the internet from their smart phone or tablet will have the luxury of researching your business via your website. If they have any questions, they will hopefully be able to find them on the pages of your site or be encouraged to call you for more details. It is all about making your business available and approachable. Give Happy Contractor a call today and learn more about getting your website built and online.
Getting Your Contractor Website Online was last modified: March 24th, 2016 by
If you have been thinking about building a website for your business, now is the time to do it. There is a lot of growth potential when you put your business on the internet. Customers who are searching for a particular service will typically turn to the internet before they open the phone book. People don’t have the time or patience to flip through pages and prefer to find what they need while they are on the go. This is the year you need to get a contractor website. You don’t have to take the job on yourself. You can call the team at Happy Contractor to put together a website that will put you on the map.
It may not seem like an important part of your business, but these days the internet plays a huge role in getting your name out there. Google is where people turn when they want to know who to call to fix a problem or where they research a business to check for reviews. When your contractor business is entered into a search engine, you want potential customers to find you easily via contractor websites. They need to see what it is you offer. It is your first chance to make a good first impression. You don’t want to leave it up to the friend of a friend who took a class in web development ten years ago.
Your website will be the place customers learn all about what your business does and how well you do it. It is the chance to show off a bit without truly bragging. It is your place to do a little contractor marketing without even really trying. You can offer coupons and discounts on the website, which will encourage people to give your business a try. The possibilities are endless. Give Happy Contractor a call today and learn how you can get your contracting business seen more often by internet users.
New Year, New Contractor Website for Your Business was last modified: February 17th, 2016 by
Get More Customers with Internet Marketing
If you're a contractor looking to attract more and better customers to your company, you've come to the right place. At HappyContractor we focus on exactly one thing - getting your contractor website to the top of the first page of all the major Internet search engines, including Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
90% of all Internet searches never get past the first page. 63% of all clicks go to the top three listings on page 1."
We've been doing Internet marketing for contractors since 1996. While the details of successful Internet marketing can be complicated, the basics can be summed up in one simple rule: If you want more customers from the Internet, your website must be listed at the top of the first page of the search engines.
Our mission at HappyContractor is to get your website onto the first page of every major search engine, and then to do whatever it takes to move your website up to the top of the first page.
Internet Marketing by Contractors for Contractors
At HappyContractor we specialize in Internet marketing for CONTRACTORS. Not veterinarians, jewelry stores, real estate agents, or flower shops. There are plenty of SEO companies out there who will take on all different kinds of clients, but we focus solely on contractors. Why? Because we know contracting and contractors.
In addition to our Internet marketing company, we've also been running our own 25 person contracting company in Los Angeles for over 30 years. We know the psychology of customers who are looking for contractors. We know the kind of marketing they respond to, what kinds of websites appeal to them, and what their "Go Buttons" are. In 2010 our own contractor website generated over $600,000 in business from new customers.
Call to 800-990-5811 to Discuss Internet Marketing for Your Company
If you're a contractor, and you're serious about getting more customers and expanding your business, contact us by e-mail or phone, 8-5, Pacific Time at 800-990-5811. We'll be happy to discuss Internet marketing for your company and answer any questions you may have.
Mike Turner & Son Construction
You got my website onto page 1 in less than a month. Thanks! I went from no customers to being booked solid for the next three months.
With another SEO company, we could only get on the third page of Google. With Happy Contractor we're #1 on page 1 of Google for all three cities we requested.
Heating and Air
FG Heating and Air
90% of my business comes from your website and Internet marketing. Your service is really invaluable to my company.
B & R Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
It's been just five weeks since you re-designed and did SEO for our company website. We're already on the first page of Google!