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Old 04-11-2018, 07:10 AM   #1
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I am a GC currently doing residential renovations, additions etc. I am looking to start another business and get into commercial upfits, mainly smaller commercial jobs restaurants, offices, etc. I am not sure how I begin to find leads for commercial projects? Are there websites or places I can submit bids? Is it hard to transition from residential to commercial?
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Best place to find commercial work is through a Builders Exchange or Plan Room.

Commercial work is generally more fast paced & tight scheduling.

The transition, often times different codes and generally different materials than those used in residential.

You will need a good cash reserve and/or access to a line of credit as payment can be slow.

Good Luck.

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Do what Griz says. Most plan services have a trial where you can download a ton of project data and see what appeals to you.

Public jobs will frequently provide an estimate as to what the size of the project should be. Read the specs and put together some numbers. Another advantage of public bids is you can estimate a few small ones and see if you can play in that arena. (bid results are usually made public)

You can also register at your local cities' websites to be put on their bid lists.
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