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Old 07-14-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Question opportunity to bid commercial jobs?

before people start bashing me, i am a 3rd generation union painter, starting my own non union business and have been doing fairly well in the residential market, but i'm wondering how i could get into the commercial sector? seems like a noob question but call me a noob in this area. basically wondering if you need to know people in that area to get their business or if its a public system or some sort.
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There are alot of lead companies out there...search "commercial construction leads" if you would like the pros and cons I can help with them as I have used quit a few of them....depending on your desired states too...location is big...
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I've always was shy with with the lead generation services, do they really work? Scams?


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before people start bashing me, i am a 3rd generation union painter, starting my own non union business and have been doing fairly well in the residential market, but i'm wondering how i could get into the commercial sector? seems like a noob question but call me a noob in this area. basically wondering if you need to know people in that area to get their business or if its a public system or some sort.
I did a job for a guy that works for one of those companies. From what I hear it can be a crap shoot, they're not always looking for the lowest bidder, just a low bid. What I would do is approach a smaller company who does one job at a time, get used to it, then when you can branch out and hire guys, etc you'll have a portfolio, and a crew to handle the projects
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Many publicly funded commercial painting jobs can be found online through a simple google search for "requests for tender" and can be bid on. Just make sure you have your ducks in a row like hefty liability insurance, workers comp account, safety training certs. etc. Also keep in mind that some of the payment terms can be a bit out there. 90 days or more is not unheard of.
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They work great...depends what your looking for....it's not per lead...i pay per state and it's not that expensive. ..i pay about $600-$700 for 17 states with my best program..that's quarterly too....alot of retail...grocery stores..hotels ..condos/apartments...
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