If you own a concrete company, you’re probably itching to get started on your next project. After all, the business is obviously in your blood and you can’t wait to see what your new venture has in store for you. However, not many concrete contractors welcome the idea of working with inexperienced developers. This is because getting into the business of operates takes time and resources – time that most newbies simply do not have.
It doesn’t help either that most concrete companies aren’t exactly making piles of money at this point either. Unless you have a ton of spare cash lying around from doing odd jobs and side gigs, it might be tough for a smaller operator like yourself to acquire the capital required to get your new venture off the ground.
Well, luckily there are other ways you can go about things without having to sell your soul or anything. And one of those ways is by asking around friends and family if they know any trustworthy contractors they could recommend.
If so, ask them who they use and why do they trust them enough to hire them again in the future. Chances are, they will know someone who could assist you with getting access to their resources sooner than later – just make sure they are willing to work with new people as well!
How to Find a Concrete Contractor for Your Project
The first step of finding a concrete contractor for your project is to make sure that the person you want to hire is experienced enough. The second step is to ask around friends and family if they know anyone trustworthy that they can recommend.
If so, ask them who they use and why do they trust them enough to hire them again in the future. Chances are, they will know someone who could assist you with getting access to their resources sooner than later – just make sure they are willing to work with new people as well! The third step is to keep an eye out for contractors who are willing to work with inexperienced developers.
This could be a bit harder because many concrete contractors don’t want to take on new projects due to being stretched thin by existing jobs. However, there are always exceptions, so it never hurts to ask around again if you don’t find anything suitable the first time around!
Ask Around Your Network
Another option is to ask around your own network. Chances are, someone in your personal or professional circles knows a contractor who would be open to working with you on a project. This is especially true if it’s a smaller job that doesn’t require too much money up front.
But when it comes down to making the choice between hiring someone else or starting up your own concrete company, it’s difficult to know what decision is best for you. After all, it’s not an easy decision and there are plenty of factors to consider – so when in doubt, just ask around!
See if the Local Bands Have Open Houses
There are also ways to acquire funding without having to work with a concrete contractor. One of these is through KickStarter, which is a website where would-be entrepreneurs can raise money for their projects by hosting an “open house.”
If you’re interested in checking this option out, then make sure to look for local bands that have open houses coming up. Chances are, they will be looking for people who could help support their project and spread the word about it. You can ask them if they need any help in promoting or advertising their open house and see what they say!
Register for local events and construction job boards
If you don’t know any acquaintances that are in the concrete business, you can also try your luck with local job boards. There are online job boards out there as well but they tend to be more competitive than some of the smaller local job boards. If you want to save yourself some time, register for all of the different construction-related events that happen throughout the year in your area.
These events will likely be where many contractors will be hanging around and looking for new people to work with. And if it turns out that someone you like is going to be at an event, ask them if they can introduce you to their top clients who would require a new project from someone like yourself.
Conduct an Online Search
As an alternative to asking friends and family, you can conduct an online search. It’s good to know that there are contractors out there who aren’t prejudiced against newbies. If you don’t mind spending a little extra time expanding your search range, it could be well worth your while.
Doing so will help you get the best possible deal for your project as many different concrete contractors have different hourly rates for similar work. You can also see what other types of work they do and if they have any testimonials from previous clients. And if you see one or two positive reviews, that should convince you enough to give them a call and start setting up a meeting with them soon!
Always Be wary of Scammers
It would be easy for a contractor to get caught up in the money by taking advantage of inexperienced people. If you’re going to work with someone, always be wary of any contractors that try to make a quick buck off inexperienced developers. Remember, you are an experienced developer and should not have any issues finding a trustworthy contractor on your own – just make sure they’re willing to work with new people as well!