I'm starting a new construction cleaning business. What is the best way to approach contractors with my services? Email? Cold call? In person? I'm lost on this.. need help.
Reg said:Laborers are paid roughly $12 an hour to do that. I would be a bit worried your price may have to complete with that.
WBailey1041 said:I would start with a window distributor. Window guys around here make money by being fast not clean. All the ones I know hate peeling stickers off pella windows and hate, hate, hate cleaning them. Customers hate paying for Windows that are dirty when the job is done. Better idea; sign up for Angie's list and read the reviews of prospective leads. When, not if, you find reviews about poor cleanup, print them and walk into the office and pitch the office manager or person that answers the phone. My office manager loses her mind when people complain and knows that if she brings me a problem I am going to ask her opinion on the fix. Call smaller companies, 3 crews or less, and offer your services. The two biggest ways I waste money on small jobs are debris removal and final cleanup. I'd pay 200 bucks if you could come to my small jobs and haul off 3 yards of shingles, pick the old tar paper out of the mulch beds, sweep for nails and blow off the driveway. Good luck.
Once a job is finished you need to be able to move onto the next and most of the time there is not another job that needs this type of cleaning for awhile.