Exactly why I don't have my suba greement cluttered with it. if it can't be enforced, why bother. It's not a bad idea really, it can't hurt really, but as you all know I hate lengthy agreements.Mike Finley said:I doubt it could hold up if push comes to shove,
Rich nailed it. I spent the better part of my first year doing 'overflow' work for other contractors. I know them and they know me. I would never try to snake one of their customers from them but when I pull on the job I'm ging to provide the highest level of service and workmanship I can and let the chips fall where they may. If their customer sends me an RFP...well I'll have to make a business decision at that point. And Grumpy, when your customer told you he threw away the sub's card, could you feel kind of a warm breeze swoosh across your backside? :cheesygrihatchet said:If you're hiring a subcontractor it's for One of 2 things - you just don't have enough manpower to do all the jobs you have or it's a subcontractor that does work you don't perform. IMO - subcontractors can make or break me. Why would I try and stifle their business?
I don't think anyone has said that you shouldn't use subs to do overflow work. In fact, if you can get the work done properly by a good sub and effectively transfer any warranty risk to that sub then you're probably better off than if you did it yourself.Grumpy said:I see no reason why subs can't be used for overflow. One day I might have employees and I'll be damned if I will walk away froma job just because my employees are too busy.