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Old 12-20-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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For the general contractors out there, how often do you sub out your work and where do you suggest is the best place to find some reliable sub contractors?
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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2 ways work for me:

1. Think of the large scale builders in your areas, possibly even the national guys. Where are they building at...drive through, take photos of trucks if guys aren't available and if they are stop and introduce yourself. You shouldn't be invasive on private property and don't be looking to poach their subs, rather you can offer additional work around their bigger clients.

2. I always stay well connected to my salesmen at local lumber yards. These guys have their finger on the pulse of the market. They know all the big and medium players, where all the large developments are located and they know the difference between the craftsmen quality subs and strap-hangers who have a good line of chit in the beginning. In the past during casual conversation, I mentioned to an outside salesmen I knew very well that we were slowing up in the coming weeks. He referred me over to replace his sister's roof and also gave my contact info to another contractor who we did 4-5 jobs for in the coming months. It was great timing and taught me an excellent lesson that these guys are a valuable source.

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Old 12-20-2017, 05:32 PM   #3
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For the general contractors out there, how often do you sub out your work and where do you suggest is the best place to find some reliable sub contractors?
We sub out a lot of work on new builds or additions. It helps get the job done a lot faster. I know a lot of trades from previously working for a builder. I have tried a few new guys. I just asked a lot of questions about there job which I know the answers too already. If they answered them all right I tried them out and it worked out good

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We sub out much of the work as well and have found we get better results that way. I used the subs from my previous life working for a builder at first, but found they weren't well suited to the different demands of remodeling. Now I find most of our subs by asking other subs and other people we know in the business and it has worked well.

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Be a good gc and ull have good subs.
Find them everywhere. Just talk to people. Get out of ur truck and walk up to any jobsite you see. Ask them if they are subs or employees first.
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