I am occasionally asked what makes NC Gutter Guys, Inc. stand out from the competition. Well, there are actually many factors, but let me focus on just 2 important aspects for the moment: drug and alcohol testing and criminal background checks.
Did you know that 99% of small businesses do not require their installers to pass a standard drugs and alcohol screening test? Those companies are equally derelict in their duty to you because they also do not check criminal background records. My own personal experience is this: at least 33% of all of the installers asking me for work have had significant run in’s with the law when I check their backgrounds. Felony conviction records that I have seen include assault and battery, resisting arrest, creating a public disturbance, illegal possession of firearms, grand larceny, possession of stolen property, violations of probation and parole, and worst of all: sexual offenses against minors.
So if the vendor you’re thinking of choosing does NOT check on these things, you are taking a massive risk concerning your own personal safety and that of your family, and your property as well.
Equally appalling is that 99% of small businesses do not screen prospective installers for drugs and alcohol. Again, the risk to you, your children, or grandchildren, or your neighbor’s children who may frequently be on your property is truly enormous.
Think for just one second about this fact: of the phone calls I receive from installers looking for work, do you know what happens when I tell these men that I won’t even look at their resume until they have passed a simple 5-minute, non-intrusive drug and alcohol test?
What happens is that 90% just hang up the phone immediately. That’s right! NINETY PERCENT just hang up – because they know that they cannot pass that test.
Don’t believe it? The US Department of Labor studies workplace accidents continually in order to improve on the job safety for everyone concerned. One of their key conclusions that has remained constant and consistent over many years is that the building trades and the construction business rank at the top of the pyramid in terms of having the highest rates of drug and alcohol abuse of any industry they have ever studied.
NC Gutter Guys, Inc. is one of a very, very, very few number of small companies that both screen and check on all installers before they can be brought on board. As a result, NC Gutter Guys, Inc. has better installers than any competitors we can think of. If you ever consider another company for work around your home, be a smart and a safe home owner by asking them before they even take up your time with their Estimate: do you drug test everyone? Do you check to see if they have criminal records?
And don’t accept a salesman’s glib ‘oh, yeah’ response. Ask to see where it is stated in writing on their website or in their brochures that testing and checking really does take place. You will rest much easier if you take these precautions, and again this is just one reason why NC Gutter Guys, Inc. stands above the competition.