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Old 05-01-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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So I get this call from Toll Bros to do the low voltage wiring on a new club house they are building in a development they have. Fire, network, AV, Burglar Alarm and Access Control. How they got our name, I don't know and I didn't ask.

However, one of our partner firms told me to watch out. Toll Bros has a reputation of really slow pay. You may get paid, but it's 6 mos to a year done the line.

Anyone here have any feedback on this? Any rumors flying around? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:32 PM   #2
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Have no clue about payments to subs.

I do know I've talked with several current and former TB people and they really liked working for them.

My last PM did a stint with TB, actually.

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Nothing about TB, but curious why you didn't ask how they got your name.

Anytime I get a new potential client I ask, and if a builder, ask what happened to their last electrician.

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extremely slow payers like 10-12 months, lots of paperwork and if not filled out correctly adds even more time. But if they like you they stick with you, just charge appropriately.

I know people who did that here for them and other super builders just on the sales offices and clubhouses. they liked it but very demanding . Had to be there right away, they did not like to wait.
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It’s one job, if you got the hands why not try them out?

Doesn’t sound like they have very high standards so it should be easy money.



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Itís one job, if you got the hands why not try them out?

Doesnít sound like they have very high standards so it should be easy money.



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Nothing about TB, but curious why you didn't ask how they got your name.

Anytime I get a new potential client I ask, and if a builder, ask what happened to their last electrician.

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That is a good question. I get about 6 to 8 requests for bids and quotes per day, six days a week. Almost all come from bidding sources I belong to. Right now there is more work than contractors, so instead of emails, some of these guys are now calling me directly.

Most of these GC's are desperate, at least from my talks with them, they are flying guys in from out of state cus there's no one here that has the time to help them out.

When I submit my numbers I will ask how they got our name. Frankly, with the number of calls I get, I just plain forgot.

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