April 2020 - Richards Building Supply

Month: April 2020

The House Passes Additional Legislation to Replenish PPP Loan Funding Thursday, the House passed the newest federal stimulus package aimed at providing relief for SMBs impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The legislation delivers $310 billion to replenish the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). If you were under a rock and have not heard about this program earlier, […]

REINSTATED IN 2020 After a 3-year absence, Government tax credits on windows and doors are reinstated. They were put back in place at the beginning of 2020, although there was very little fanfare made about their return. The residential program is the same one that was in place from 2011-2016. Here are the fundamental high […]

NAHB takes safety seriously. On Thursday, April 16, the NAHB is urging members, and all residential construction companies, to halt work for at least 10 minutes for a COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand-Down. The goal is to educate workers on what they should do to keep themselves safe from coronavirus and to help “flatten the […]

Contractor Safety

Tools You Can Use. Contractor safety resources through OSHA. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is now a pandemic, meaning a global outbreak of disease. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 epidemic a national emergency The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading in the community (“community […]


Resource Packed with Information You Need NRCA is providing resources for contractors by delivering a clearinghouse of information to manage a business through a crisis. Because it includes best practices for prevention and links to authoritative data, contractors can count on NRCA. And, links include tools from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization […]


Tools You Can Use Looking to get on point with your business arising from COVID-19? Well, the Construction Industry Safety Coalition has you covered! What Associations Participate in the Coalition? Twenty-five trade associations from all sectors of the construction industry. These include the NRCA and the NAHB. Participants also include the Associated General Contractors of […]

The CARES Act encourages eligible employers to keep employees on their payrolls. How do they do it? With the Employee Retention Credit, and the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act. This SMB legislation requires certain employers to pay sick or family leave to employees unable to work or telework because of circumstances related to COVID-19. And, […]

Program Available Through June 30, 2020 This time-limited program has a host of resources that can help business owners navigate the Paycheck Protection Program application process. First, this program is to help small and medium businesses. Second, the program provides a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Third, the […]

Align Goals and Tactics to Ensure Success These unfortunate times have business owners rethinking and recreating their lead generation strategy. Especially small business owners that are dependent on human interaction are now forced to reinvent the wheel. Business owners question what has been successful for many years. The positive note is that there is a […]

Options Abound Video conferencing in 2020 goes beyond spending face to face time with your customers. We all know that they are needed, but not all are spending time to make the best of it. Working from home has forced us to utilize these tools that were not known or user-friendly to small businesses. The […]