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Hey guys, I'm a starting a business and trying to get some work drummed up. I'll start by saying that I'm focusing concrete flatwork and the demand here is high for concrete finishers. Tomorrow I was going to go to some of the subdivisions where all the work is going on and try and find some builders to talk to and give my business card to. Any advice on finding the builders amongst all the sub contractors or any advice in general is very appreciated.
 

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I wouldn't rule out the subs, talk them up and give them card also.
GC's ask subs for recommendations....
I always ask the framer who does the best foundation work,
The cabinet guys who does the best hardwood floors and tile?
The hvac... plumbing?
plumber...best electrician?
finish guy...good painter?
the drywall...best insulation crew?
the fat guy..where to get lunch?
ect, ect.
Good luck!
 

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I wouldn't rule out the subs, talk them up and give them card also.
GC's ask subs for recommendations....
I always ask the framer who does the best foundation work,
The cabinet guys who does the best hardwood floors and tile?
The hvac... plumbing?
plumber...best electrician?
finish guy...good painter?
the drywall...best insulation crew?
the fat guy..where to get lunch?
ect, ect.
Good luck!
Agreed. Depending, you might look around for a while before you find anyone working for the general or the developer.
 

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If you want to find the builders and you know the sub-division Go to the town where they issue the building permits. In NY, building permits are public information. Copy the builder info and look it up on the internet. A lot of time you will get a picture of the builder. If not - Go to the Builders Association and see if they are a member. If yes they might have a picture there. It is much easier to find someone if you know what they look like.
 

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Great advice here.Def hit the ground and be ready.

years ago i took a similar approach with painting. I went into a brand new developments where building was going on and handed my card out to everyone i felt could help me.

eventually hooked up with a GC and did al ot of his finish work on alot of his jobs. Just need to stay at it..Don't think for a minute a plumber or electrician cant help you either..
 

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totes said:
I wouldn't rule out the subs, talk them up and give them card also.
GC's ask subs for recommendations....
I always ask the framer who does the best foundation work,
The cabinet guys who does the best hardwood floors and tile?
The hvac... plumbing?
plumber...best electrician?
finish guy...good painter?
the drywall...best insulation crew?
the fat guy..where to get lunch?
ect, ect.
Good luck!
I thought the fat guy was usually the GC
 
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