Well, I played golf with another landscape contractor yesterday and My Hunter Irrigation Products Sales rep. I am mostly an irrigation contractor/repair company who kinda wants to do landscaping but not if I have to do designs etc. Because I am kinda a hands off type I'm not real excited to hire a designer etc. But.......he said he is on 'bid lists' of various architects and some of them even refer him as the best guy in town!! This way he is bidding against noone on some jobs just because of a recommendation!!! My question is this, I should have asked him right? How does a person go about getting on these architects bid lists? Do you cold call them and convince them of your abilities? Do you write letters and solicit? Any ideas?