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Old 01-01-2019, 11:48 PM   #1
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Where Do You Look For Sub-contractors?


Hey everybody,

where do you look for sub-contractors, specifically for new construction when starting work in a new area, other than driving around new subdivisions and taking notes from sub-contractors trucks, talking to local supply stores, etc...

Thanks for any new idea that I have not exercised.

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Old 01-02-2019, 12:15 AM   #2
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builders exchange, crystal ball, local bar, taco truck at lunch....

wherever you see them just try talking to the guys....

most put on their pants or shorts one leg at a time....

just like you...

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Craigslist and home depot parking lot.
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Have a few guys who now regularly use me and a few that were doing projects far from their normal area that found me on Home Advisor


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My subs have set me up with some. If you have an electrician ask them about HVAC contractors or plumbers. Or maybe ask a painter about a drywall crew. If others in the trades have had good experiences being a fellow sub, its usually a very good sign.

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My subs have set me up with some. If you have an electrician ask them about HVAC contractors or plumbers. Or maybe ask a painter about a drywall crew. If others in the trades have had good experiences being a fellow sub, its usually a very good sign.


I think this is the best advice you can get on subs.

Sometime you have to take a leap of faith to find out. A few years back I bought a pair of pex crimpers used from a plumber. We got to talking when I bought them and I got a card from him. Wasn’t very happy with the plumber I was using(referral from my dad) I had a small shower project so I got a price from the new guy and decided to give him a try. Other than the two months he traveled through South America he’s been my plumber on every project.
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My subs have set me up with some. If you have an electrician ask them about HVAC contractors or plumbers. Or maybe ask a painter about a drywall crew. If others in the trades have had good experiences being a fellow sub, its usually a very good sign.
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...I think this is the best advice you can get on subs...
great advice, but, OP was asking about rolling in to town and not knowing anybody...

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