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  • #648172
    vos
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    oswego, NY

    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?

    #648182
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    What phases of the building are you looking to do?

    #648215
    vos
    Pro
    oswego, NY

    would like to do some framing and siding but I’m set up to do everything but excavation concert and reroof

    #648359
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    @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.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #648410
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    @vos Lots of larger companies will even start subbing out work once they don’t have the manpower themselves. With Seasonal construction you will see these opportunities open up as the year progresses. Best thing is networking as @jponto07 mentioned

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #648524

    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 .

    #648542
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, 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.

    #648571
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, 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.

    #648661
    vos
    Pro
    oswego, NY

    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 subs

    #648662
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, 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.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #648682
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    you could sign up with blue book and look at the local plan rooms, but most of that would be commercial.

    #648688

    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.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #660460

    Try to get in touch with your known friends on social media and ask them.

    #660546
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, 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.

    #660551
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, 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.

    #660572
    xtsallad
    Pro
    Dallas, 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!

    j

    #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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