I was wondering what you fellow contractors did to drum business when you guys were starting off. This is my first year solely on my own and brainstorming on how to gain more business.thanks again for the advice.
Word of mouth spreads like wild fire. Don't pay to advertize yourself, rather let your customers advertise your business for free.I was wondering what you fellow contractors did to drum business when you guys were starting off. This is my first year solely on my own and brainstorming on how to gain more business.thanks again for the advice.
Our best customers are GC's. We have seven jobs booked with GC's right now. One pays within two weeks, one pays immediately upon completion, rough-in and finishing.Not sure which is worse, working for GC's or not working for anyone.
Actually, small jobs with big GC's can be good work too. We just bid one for $10k to a guy who normally does multimillion dollar jobs and they were very happy that someone actually bid it .If you can handle the big jobs with a GC go after them! The real money is made in contracting, and changes on the big jobs so don't get distracted by the T&M guys here. Don't get me wrong they make good money too, but it takes more overhead to run a service company than a contracting company. Margins are lower, but total profit is higher in big projects. Stay away from 5-25k jobs cause every electrician with a 6 foot ladder and a station wagon can bid on that work, concentrate in higher value work that others can't bid on. JMO.