How to Find Great Subcontractors
Jason Hurdis Global Market Professional, Construction Materials, Caterpillar Inc.
There’s no greater ally in your quest to get projects done on time and on budget than a good subcontractor. But what happens when a trusted supplier isn’t available, or you need to access a new set of skills? Here are some tips for finding reputable subcontractors in your area — and how to vet them to make sure you get the expertise you want.
5 places to seek out subcontractors
1. Ask your contacts. Your friends in the industry likely know contractors with good reputations and can steer you in the right direction. They can help you evaluate the differences between competing subcontractors, too, so you can select one that’s the best fit for your project.
2. Talk to wholesalers and specialty suppliers. These companies are a good source for subcontractors in specific applications. If you need a roofing contractor, for example, reach out to a roofing shingle …