Spahn & Rose Blog

Know Your Numbers

You’re an expert at what you do as a contractor. Whatever your craft may be, you are the best of the best. You have your own business, and you do quality work that people talk about to each other all of the time. Excellent!

Look, Listen and Learn during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13

Every year, Fire Prevention Week is a vital, lifesaving reminder about how to prevent fires and ways to escape a burning building. This year, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) asks Americans to Look, Listen and Learn during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13.


If you’re looking to create a home-exterior design with impact but aren’t sure where to start, take a look at some of the popular trends Spahn & Rose has spotted throughout 2019. From siding that enhances protection to bold color schemes, the homes and spaces that follow are examples of successful exterior design.


Rising Material Costs

Something that contractors and homeowners both look at and should pay close attention to year in and year out are the material costs. This is especially important because then you can adjust and price out projects according to rising and lowering costs of materials. Unfortunately, the trend for this year, as it is coming to fruition, is that material costs will go up.

Should My Company Have a Facebook Page?

The short answer? YES.The long answer? The majority of your target customer is on Facebook, so why wouldn’t you be? You know it’s something you probably should do, but not sure if you have time? Or you have the time, but don’t know where to start? We are here to help!

Spahn & Rose GM/Firefighter Shares Fire Prevention Month Tips

As a volunteer firefighter for the past three and a half years, Mike Loveless, General Manager of the Independence, Iowa, Spahn & Rose, has been called to dozens of accident scenes, car fires and house fires. One call about a year ago, though, serves as a reminder to him about the importance of smoke detectors.