“In a field where being a minute late on a phone call can cost you a $5,000 roof job or a $500,000 body shop contract, the need to get the jump on the competition is serious business.”
Cheyenne, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
With the 2012 hail season having been only about 2/3 as active as the 2011 season to date, competition for the remaining 2012 work is fierce in the hail damage repair industry. “These companies have already had a slower year than last year, and hail storms from here out promise to be sparse, so you can bet that they’re wanting every advantage they can get in competing for the hail work that the remainder of 2012 will produce,” says Jack Pelham, co-founder of The Hail Reporter™. “In a field where being a minute late on a phone call can cost you a $5,000 roof job or a $500,000 body shop contract, the need to get the jump on the competition is serious business.”
The Hail Reporter™ launched in 2010, offering an online hail alerting, reporting, and forecasting service aimed primarily at serving insurers, roofers, and the autobody repair industry. Clients are alerted via email alerts as soon as the National Weather Service and/or other sources report hail fall in the 48 contiguous United States. Statewide accounts are free and cover one state, while 2-48 states are covered in a Nationwide account for $99/year. Also offered free to everyone is a daily email that shows NWS hail forecast maps for the next 8 days, as well as a summary map for the previous day’s hail, wind, and tornado reports.
“Our industry used to get this data for free from NWS websites,” remembers Pelham, “but it took way too much clicking and thinking to get all the data you needed, and worse, there was no as-it-happens alert email when it hailed. It could hail 10 miles from your own headquarters and you might not have a clue that it happened, but meanwhile, your competitors are out there scarfing up all the business!” Not only does The Hail Reporter™ send out immediate alerts for reported hail, but it also saves clients significant amounts of research time by linking directly to storm area information, such as local repair company competitors, governmental agencies, lodging accomodations, etc. “When being one second late costs so much, it’s just a no-brainer to get signed up at HailReporter.com,” says Pelham.
About The Hail Reporter™
For more information about The Hail Reporter™, please visit the website at http://www.hailreporter.com