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Old 01-25-2020, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hi there.


Just wondering if you have any experience working with motels and b&bs?

We live in Toronto, Canada and as you may guess winter months are very very slow in terms of residential work.

I was thinking that most motels and b&b owners would renovate during the winter months to prepare for spring & summer. So I was planning to drop by some motels and talk to the owners or hotel managers.

Just wanted to see if that would be a good idea and would appreciate if anyone has any experience working with these type of clients.

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Old 01-25-2020, 06:46 PM   #2
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Most of the resorts around the Chicago area would do remodeling and major repairs after Labor Day. The large hotels downtown generally would schedule this type of work after Jan.1st, often blocking off 4 or 5 floors at a time.
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Absolutely. Great idea. It's not my cup of tea, but commercial work is usually what's available this time of year for sure. I would normally charge a little more for these jobs though for all the screwing around. Alot of times if they are still operational, you will have to be courteous and aware of pedestrial traffic etc..
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Thanks for the replies and all information. I hope we would get a couple of these in these low seasons
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This is great idea. I think, if you can make the deal with them, you will gain some long term job because maximum motels work are larger then residential.
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...common practice...generally homeowners don't want you around during the holidays as much but as you mentioned that's when commercial/hospitality is gearing up to be fresh for the spring/summer...good idea to have those commercial clients on the back burner to get through slow fall/winter quarters
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I've had some sucess with these types of Jobs in Miami. As far as being courteous to the guests is concerned, I was actually able to strike a couple of residential jobs from people walking by me that were staying in the hotel for a "stay-cation".
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