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How to find good subs

4274 Views 16 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  TimWieneke
I'm fairly new to the business end of this. I do mostly carpentry work myself. Framing, finishing etc. I would like to work towards larger project where I would like to sub work to masons, and roofers. I am at a loss as to how to find and work with subs. Can anyone point me in the right direction.
One of the big reasons I went into business is from hearing from people that they were burnt by this contractor or he never finished the job. I don't want to ever get that reputation and relying on a sub is scarry. I know there are many many good contractors out there but don't know any myself. How do I find good reliable subs to work with and how are they paid.
Thanks for any help you may offer.
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Great responces guys thanks,
Being new in business and new to the construction community around me I will be looking. I have a project to estimate and will need a mason a HVAc and a roofer. I will do the middle work.
Thanks again. I appreciate the help.
Thanks aps.
DecksEtc said:

Your site looks good. Simple yet effective. The only suggestion I would make is that it would be a nice if you added some "before" pictures for your projects to give people and idea of the difference your work makes.

Ya know I generally plan on that but most of the time I forget the camera :eek: . I always say I want before and after and then forget it one or the other times.
I have to get better at that. Thanks for the compliment though.
Thanks Carpenter 22. I will give that a try also.
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