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Finding contracts to bid on...

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by sid6062, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. sid6062

    sid6062 Member
    Messages: 30

    New to the commercial spot guys. How/where do I find contracts to bid on? Is there a site businesses post on or is it a door to door kinda thing?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

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  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,398

    Door to door. Or gotta know the property manager.
  4. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Okay Nancy Thumbs Up

    Depends on what your doing, commercial or residential.

    On commercial knock on doors and talk to the managers about giving them a quote for plowing.

    On residential, advertise on CL, mail flyers to areas you want to plow, comes to mind.

    On a side note:
    Kinda late to try and pick up enough contracts, your better off subbing for another company.
  5. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    Honestly knowing a property manager and building a relationship with them helps a lot more. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Sometimes doing residential you can make a alot more if you have a tight route. I personally like commercial better, only because mine are zero tolerence and have us provide everything.