Working in construction is much more challenging than some people might think. Construction companies do not only have workers sitting in front of computers all day, instead most of their workers are out at work sites putting in dry wall, dragging lumber, etc.
When the majority of your workforce is out of the office on site it can be very hard to relay information and instructions to them. Let’s say a client calls and wants to know if the tile in the kitchen has been installed yet or if the shed in the backyard needs new roofing. You will have to call up the project manager or someone else on site, and try and find out the correct information.
The majority of people who work in construction rely on their cell phone so stay in constant contact with clients, coworkers, and employees. Cell phones are great; however they do have their negatives. It becomes difficult when you have to remember a bunch of numbers and relay them on to other people who need them. This cuts down on efficiency and makes a company looks unprofessional. It is extremely important for a company, especially a construction company, to give off a professional image in order to help them get referrals, repeat customers and positive online reviews. Communication issues can thwart the effort. That’s why many construction companies now use virtual number system. .
So, what is a virtual phone system?
A virtual phone system allows employees and coworkers to interact with each other and continue their work no matter where they are located. Rather than having a bunch of different landlines in an office, a virtual phone system will forward calls to any cell phone or land line telephone. These systems come with auto-attendants (someone to answer so that you don’t have to), voicemail transcription, call forwarding, faxing, and more.
These systems are great for construction companies because of the amount of people out of the office. If you’re working from home or out of a van, you can use a virtual phone system.
Cool! But how can I get one?
If you own a small business, or you’re an independent contractor, Phone Dynamo is an excellent option for a virtual number system. If your company is relatively small and you don’t have a substantial office space, Phone Dynamo will still work well for you. Not only can you help your employees and customers stay connected, but you can also get toll free (800) numbers to give you a national presence and obvious authority.