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Old 11-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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sub contracting work

do you guys usually sub out some of your jobs or just not do them?

how do you find good reliable subs for proper price?? etc

just looking for some info on the whole situation
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:00 PM
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I sub blacktop. Found him on service magic. Fence and stuff i have a budfy who comes and works with me and does it. I do pretty much everything else myself
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:08 PM
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I wana really grow my business t his year so I was thinking of advertising all diff jobs and pretty much bein a 1 stop shop for everything but I can't be everywere at once nor do I have all the equipment
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:50 AM
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I wana really grow my business t his year so I was thinking of advertising all diff jobs and pretty much bein a 1 stop shop for everything but I can't be everywere at once nor do I have all the equipment
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Since February the phone has been ringing off the hook! Jobs we could do, we had NO time to do. So I too had to come up with a plan, idea to service these calls. I am not one to leave jobs on the table, but have no problem saying no.

Building connections with actual owners relating to our industry has benefited me personally and them as well.

Leads I get will either be forwarded to a "Partner", in exchange for $$$ or help on properties we service or services they do not provide will be sent to us.

The up sell has been endless & rewarding for all of us at the same time. Getting your ducks in a row is a challenge. You will get burnt a couple times when reaching out to another owner, but the weeding out process is that of hiring an employee or getting rid of the bad paying customer.

Once you find others you can trust it needs to be in writing that there is "No Compete" in each others area.

Landscaping speak: Do you normally ask the customer for 1/2 the $$$ down before any work is to begin? Okay, get half of the $$$ from the sub for your lead then or some compensation. No excuses! !
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 AM
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Whenever I have too much work, it means my prices are too low.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:19 AM
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Some companies sub-contracting is all they do, that way they don't have to get their hands dirty.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:04 PM
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Since February the phone has been ringing off the hook! Jobs we could do, we had NO time to do. So I too had to come up with a plan, idea to service these calls. I am not one to leave jobs on the table, but have no problem saying no.

Building connections with actual owners relating to our industry has benefited me personally and them as well.

Leads I get will either be forwarded to a "Partner", in exchange for $$$ or help on properties we service or services they do not provide will be sent to us.

The up sell has been endless & rewarding for all of us at the same time. Getting your ducks in a row is a challenge. You will get burnt a couple times when reaching out to another owner, but the weeding out process is that of hiring an employee or getting rid of the bad paying customer.

Once you find others you can trust it needs to be in writing that there is "No Compete" in each others area.

Landscaping speak: Do you normally ask the customer for 1/2 the $$$ down before any work is to begin? Okay, get half of the $$$ from the sub for your lead then or some compensation. No excuses! !
I was gonna put something but I misread so I'm retracting my statement.

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:20 PM
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sub contracting work

I sub my irrigation work and some large foreclosure jobs. I would advise to know their work and if you can, have a good working relationship with your sub. At the end of the day, there work will reflect on your company.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:37 PM
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How do you go about that being the first time I'm using them
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:45 PM
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Talk to the sub prior to contracting them about you stopping by and viewing their work. Ask for references. Have them show you their license and insurance don't take, I got one as an answer. Know their reputation, google their reviews online. Do all that you can do to know the sub that you want to use.
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