I own a remodeling company. The company is fairly young, and I'm curious... Who have you guys found to be the most beneficial contacts(friends) to make?? Who (and what position or title) is in the best place to have the potential to bring in new customers. I know insurance agents(by law they can't recommend any particular co.) I am familiar with some real estate agents (same applies). But I have had some luck w some of them on a personal note as far as a call for a bid goes. I am continually trying to build my contacts, who should I target? What has worked for you in the past? I want to grow my business, I have high hopes. There is also a good market where I'm at. And I stay fairly busy. I've just now started to give each customer the attention they deserve and try to build our word of mouth marketing. There are a couple problems I face. One is that most companies in my area are established, and buddy buddy with a lot of the right ppl. Another is that my level of quality is much higher than the norm in these areas, inherently I charge more. Therefore I don't win as many bids as I'd like. What can I do? I want more of the market. What advertising works? How can I claim my share? I know that our attention to quality is a good niche to be in, however its so overused its hard to say "ya I'm the best" and have ppl actually believe you. Any and all thoughts on this are appreciated.