FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
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Your Hammer Rating is a product of our proprietary algorithm that takes a look at your skills, certifications, and experience and provides one, easy-to-understand rating by flooring product discipline: ceramic tile, carpet, resilient, and wood.
We’ve found that installers who are trained are better than those who are not. It’s as simple as that. Essentially, getting trained (in any form—product, technique, etc) is a way of honing your skillset that you can apply to your work.
In our Hammer Rating System, trainings and certifications carry weight (along with a host of other factors). When verified, they boost your rating and create more opportunity for you to get higher-paying work and more enjoyable work long term.
Flooring Contractors license the software to access the Go Carrera network.
For Installers, there is no cost to download the app, create a profile, or even qualify and accept Work Orders. This is in stark contrast to some platforms that charge by the lead. We make money when you make money, period.
Get trained! If you have many years of experience and no trainings to show, browse flooring industry training today. It’s never too late to learn something new. In fact, you may find an even better way to do something you’ve “always done this way.”
In construction, the floor covering business is the most dynamic and requires guys and gals to bring their “A” game. Keeping your training up-to-date ensures your relevance for years to come.
As a flooring installer, Go Carrera is your marketing partner. We put your profile in front of the top Flooring Contractors across the nation as they publish work to our network.
As you grow, we’ll help you curate a profile that’s attractive and offer ways for you to improve it over time. Investing in you through additional training opportunities and building your profile over time is guaranteed to make you a happier, healthier, and more productive installer. You’ll probably make more cash along the way, too. 🙂
A Work Order is a digital “agreement” between you and your installer and is the single source of truth for your project. We’re almost certain you or your installer has lost track of some paperwork a time or two. However, almost never do we lose track of our phones. As such, we help you and your installers keep track of pertinent project details, right in each of your proverbial pockets.
At a high level, you will create a Work Order with all the detailed specifications—to whatever degree you prefer, publish it, then award the work to an installer. As work is completed, the installer invoices you along the way, you pay via the app and sync things up with accounting via detailed project reports.
If you want more details on how this process works, we encourage you to book a live demo to see it for yourself.
If “your guys” are true Independent Contractors then, in most cases, yes, most certainly—in fact, you wouldn’t want it any other way. In order be truly independent (and not be considered an employee) you want that high degree of separation that Go Carrera provides to help keep you protected.
On that note, there are regulations already active in certain states that require separation of control in the Employee versus Independent Contractor issue. Note: we are not attorneys and this isn’t legal advice. That said, Go Carrera—by its very nature—can help provide a higher level of distinction in this area and support other compliance-related initiatives in your company.
Absolutely! We provide a module for managing employee or in-house labor as well. Employee Installers have a limited profile and would not be on the Entire Network for other Flooring Contractors to use. These are your guys, right? We get it.
That said, the overall process of working with Employee Installers is the same: create a Work Order, choose your installer and voila!
Great question! ACH from your preferred business checking account is available out of the box.
That said, if your Installer agrees, they can send you an Ad Hoc Invoice from Go Carrera to pay by credit card. Ad Hoc Invoices are not tied to Work Orders and, due to card payment transactions costing more, do involve a slightly higher cost per transaction to the installer.
Certifiers, Trainers, and Trade Organizations
Go Carrera is an ecosystem that promotes and incentivizes training and education. We help you market your local and regional trainings directly to the independent installers in our network. This gives installers an easy way to become aware of new and/or existing training and certification opportunities.
Everything we’re doing is to build value in the Installer. What’s good for the Installer is good for our industry—and we really believe it.
While we’ve already taken in and evaluated many of our industry’s fantastic trainings, we know there are some organizations we haven’t been able to connect with yet or are new to the space. If that’s you—we certainly want to chat!
The first step is to complete our Certification Evaluation. From there, we’ll review the training, weigh it in our algorithm and then make it available for installers to claim on their profile.
We’d love to partner with you to increase the visibility of your training or certification. Send us a note and we will connect with you.
Of course, we’d be happy to meet up with you at the next conference. Or, if we’re in your neck of the woods, we might just drop by. Coffee anyone? ☕