About Contractor In Charge

Mission Statement

At Contractor in Charge, our mission is to empower plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and service trade business owners to generate cash profits, to serve their clients, and to enjoy the independence that small business ownership provides. For those who own service trade businesses, these things may all seem like elusive, far-off goals. After all, seeing to the daily operation of your company can eat into all your available time—and even then, it can be hard to know whether you’re truly making profits and have cash in the bank.


Contractor in Charge was founded to help business owners minimize their most common concerns—not enough cash flow, not enough customers, not enough qualified employees, and not enough hours in the day. We serve as a back-end team, assisting you behind the scenes through such services as accounting, bookkeeping, Profit First cashflow management, payroll, dispatch, customer service, and more.


It’s impossible to excel in every aspect of running your business. You’re already well-skilled and certified in your trade—so why not leave the rest to us? Contractor in Charge has the experience and the certifications needed not only to help you run your business efficiently, but also to help you generate profits—growing your business and establishing true peace of mind.


To learn more about how we empower business owners, reach out to us for a free consultation.

Our founder, Lynn Wise, was a partner in a plumbing, HVAC, and remodeling company for 15 years. In that time, her company grew five-fold by putting a strong dispatching and scheduling system in place, enforcing solid policies for collecting and billing customers, consistently leveraging marketing and sales trends, promoting in the correct media channels, establishing a culture of service, and always ensuring the business had positive cash flow. All of these things are repeatable in your business, too—and that’s the service that Lynn and her team of experts offer at Contractor in Charge.


Get Lynn and her team working on your behalf. Contact us to schedule a consultation!

Lynn Wise

Lynn Wise is the Founder and CEO of Contractor in Charge. She is the author of Build It, Grow It, Sell It! Nine Steps to a Thriving Contracting Business, and she is a Certified Profit First Professional and QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Over the last 35 years, Lynn has owned five successful small businesses including a plumbing and heating repair and remodeling company. Included in her career, she has 20 years of corporate sales and management experience with Ameritech and IBM. Lynn holds an MBA and Finance degree.


Lynn’s business accomplishments include building businesses from the ground floor to profitable and successful enterprises. Her management and leadership grew her plumbing and heating business by three hundred percent. She was featured in Hardware Age for her accomplishments.


In addition to her Profit First Professional certification, Lynn has completed the certification as a Value Builder Advisor from the Sellability Score, become an Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and mastered a 40-week program with Key Person of Influence-USA. She has achieved top sales and management awards with Ameritech and IBM, earning her President’s Club and Golden Circle honors.


Lynn and her husband, Norm, currently reside in Tampa, Florida. They moved from Michigan in 1999.


Professional and Trade Associations: Service Roundtable Preferred Partner KPI, Praxis S-10 Preferred Partners, CEO Warrior Preferred Partner, QuickBooks ProAdvisor.