October 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm #648172
Hey haven’t been on hear in a while. so little up date i have finally opened my on construction company 5 mounts ago. so my question is wheres the best place to look for jobs to be subbed to me?October 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm #648182DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, Hi.
What phases of the building are you looking to do?October 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm #648215
would like to do some framing and siding but I’m set up to do everything but excavation concert and reroofOctober 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm #648359jponto07ModeratorBloomington, INOctober 9, 2017 at 7:05 am #648410utopia78ProToronto, ONOctober 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm #648524SkillmanPro
Hey haven’t been on hear in a while. so little up date i have finally opened my on construction company 5 mounts ago. so my question is wheres the best place to look for jobs to be subbed to me?
I will add Have you tried to advertise on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter with friends and family seeing your work and them
Sharing it so there friends see it . Doesn’t cost you much .
Always willing to learn .October 10, 2017 at 5:38 am #648542WoodsConstructionProSudbury, ON
@vos The best place to look is in your phone book. The guys you already know are the ones that will help you find work.
This is true. I got alot of jobs thrown my way when starting out just by talking to my old boss (who I left on really good terms with) along with a lot of the other trades that I became closer with on those jobs. I’ve had entire house framing jobs come my way from plumbers, so just ask around and make people know that your looking.October 10, 2017 at 7:22 am #email@example.comModeratorOwatonna, MN - Minnesota
start with the builders you know, I have had a few guys that worked for me that left to go out on their own subcontract work from me.October 10, 2017 at 8:37 pm #648661
my previous employer is subing some jobs out to me and I’m using Facebook with little results also have paid them $250 for advertising by accident. I didn’t know if there were any websites that larger companies posted for subsOctober 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm #648662ChadMModeratorRogers, Ohio
I will second going to builders you know. If they know you then they know what kind of work you do. Once you get seen on a couple sites framing other builders will call.
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Member since 12/07/2013October 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgModeratorOwatonna, MN - Minnesota
you could sign up with blue book and look at the local plan rooms, but most of that would be commercial.October 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm #648688overanalyzePro
Check the phone book for local GCs. Call and setup appointments for face to face meets. A firm handahake and a confident face to face can do wonders for you. Don’t do random job site drop ins…not the time to take away time from the GCs schedule.
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Member since March 26, 2014.December 28, 2017 at 10:40 pm #660460
Try to get in touch with your known friends on social media and ask them.December 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm #660546DirtyWhiteBoyProHonolulu,, Hi.
Try to get in touch with your known friends on social media and ask them.
You’re right the social media seems to be a good way to get contacts with the younger crowd.December 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm #660551Warren6810ModeratorAkron, OH
If I was starting out again, I would stop in at a few lumberyards and talk with some sales folks. Over the years, I have gotten countless jobs through the lumber yard.December 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm #660572xtsalladProDallas, TX
Closed mouths don’t get fed. Just talking with everyone you know about what you’re doing will lead to jobs and most jobs lead to new acquaintances and new jobs. It can take time but if you can hang in there for a year or two you will end up being the one needing subs. Good luck on your new venture!
jDecember 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm #660575
Closed mouths don’t get fed. Just talking with everyone you know about what you’re doing will lead to jobs and most jobs lead to new acquaintances and new jobs. It can take time but if you can hang in there for a year or two you will end up being the one needing subs.
So true, we had business cards made, but it was mostly word of mouth from one client to another,
Remember most people have families and go to get togethers and so on, or from talking to co workers. , that’s how we had received numerous contracts.
Can imagine it could even be better nowadays with social media
As long as your honest and do a good job.
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