If you work as a contractor and maintain an office where clients come for meetings, it's essential that the space looks professional. Stacks of shingles in the corner and carpet samples scattered about the desk certainly fit in with your industry, but they don't give off that professional vibe. Here are four ways to make your contractor's office look more official and presentable.
Frame Your Awards and Certifications
Are you certified by the Better Business Bureau? Maybe you've earned an award from the city or county for your work. Consider having these awards and certifications framed so you can mount them on the wall. You may want to also purchase a few extra matching frames, such as from Keeton's Office Supply, so that if you earn more awards in the future, you can display them in matching frames. Dedicate a wall to these certifications and awards -- preferably the wall the chairs are pointed at so your guests can easily see them.
Maintain a "Samples" Cabinet
Instead of letting your carpet samples, tile squares, and other samples pile up on tables and in corners, put in a cabinet that you can use to store these samples. Before a client comes over for a consultation, you can pull out just the samples you need and put them on the desk. This will prevent the client from getting confused about which samples you're presenting them, and it will also help keep your space tidy overall.
Have Your Logo Printed On Items
Another good way to make your office look more official is to have your business name and logo printed on some of your items. Order some customized notepads and pens, a custom mouse pad, and maybe even chairs with your logo printed on the back rail. You can even hand clients a logo-printed pen when they leave your office, which is good for your advertising efforts.
Use Your Business Color Scheme
Chances are, you have a color scheme you use for all of your logos and business advertising items. Try to use this same color scheme in your office, as this will help cement your business' brand in your clients' minds when they visit. You can even paint the walls white and then scatter your other business colors through the space through the use of custom chairs, picture frames, and the like.
With the tips above, your contractor's office will look so much more official and professional.