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|Original Message Added : 13 Jul 2011 - (Edited : 13 Jul 2011)|
|Reply : 13 Jul 2011 - (Edited : 13 Jul 2011)|
email@example.com with contact details, and a price list ie your day rate etc and ill keep it
|Reply : 13 Jul 2011|
Be brave and call the builders direct.
Renewables are the future. Have you thought about contacting wind and solar companies? They may have use for your skills (locally), or they may be able to pass/sell you leads after they have been on local roofs that need a little TLC. (the same goes for aerial installers)
Get a simple website, and also get two customer reviews on Freeindex so you go to the top!
Hope this helps.
Business Website SEO
|Reply : 13 Jul 2011|
Don't waste time, it's either yes or no it's nothing personal. In person or on the phone is a must.
Do they contract out roofing work for builds etc? (Yes or No here might save you a lot of time)
Be honest and tell them your looking to get in with a gang or network of builders.
Ask what you would have to be able to provide to be competitive with other roofers they hire.
If you can get a dialogue they will string off a few specifics, then (be 100% honest) if you can, ask them if you could provide everything the others provide and everything they are asking for...would they consider hiring you?
If they say no then ask them to be as honest as possible to you in helping you understand why not. (then build on that for your next pitch)
*If someone wanted you do do a roof job and it needed a builder, who would you hire? Maybe you can offer to builders that you can put some work to them if any of your jobs needs it.
|Reply : 18 Jul 2011|
Talk to the staff/make friends/yard man/delivery driver. They are all a source of information, they know who is building what and where and generally what stage the job is at, ie slab/brickwork prior to roof being required.
Park in your local B&Q for few hours, do they have a trade desk ? approach the guys buying goods particularly those in liveried vehicles.
Follow any empty skip or full scaffolding lorries, few miles see what sites they go to.
Finally, lengthy but fruitfull when done well, visit local planning dept. All planning requests are in the public domain, ask to view by area specific to you.
|Reply : 18 Jul 2011|
Here are few strategies that my clients have used to attract builders.
1) Research to find networking groups that builders may attend and Attend the event and help out with the group even just to clear up at the end
2) Research if there is a local bookkeeper/ accountant that the builder use as him/her to introduce you to the builders and in turn you can become his/her client
3) Contact the local council to see if they run any events for local trade people
4) You make need to consider advertising in the local press because builder often use the local press
5) Can you do a Press Release, which is loaded with benefits that you bring to a builder.
I hope these are useful.
|Reply : 21 Jul 2011|
I'm a management accountant and have some builders on my books. I'm in Essex.
1. Go through a satisfaction survey in person on every job you do (or recently done) when you have finished. You hold the pre printed list on your board & let them see you are writing down the rating (say 1-10) they give. Categories might include time to schedule promised, cost ok, tidiness throughout & on completion, did you disturb the neighbours unduly, any other comments. Ask if you can use this & any additional comments as reference for other enquiries, specifically. Apologise & learn (staff instruction?) from adverse comments.
2. Ask if you can take photos of your work for promotion.
3. Tell them you will call them in 3 months (& do) to make sure they are still 100% satisfied. If they do have a problem in the meantime here is your complaints procedure (complete with satisfaction survey).
4. Collate your stats from 1 & 3, plus the individual photos in a nicely bound folder which you can whip out at all those sneakily-chance meetings (previous comments) to show you are a reliable professional with x experience & membership of y professional bodies, plus photocopy of your site insurance policy.
5. Never give up on a sound product & don't take refusals personally. Ask if you can contact them again later & at what interval.