I reiceved a call from a local home center and was asked if I would do there electrical installs for them. They want to use a lisenced electrical outfit. I guess in the past they had a handy man doing the electrical installs. The oppurtunity does'nt seem bad. If nothing else its good expsure for the company.I was wondering if anyone had any experience dealing with this type of sub contracting. Thanks... ToHo
I looked into this a while back. Check out the pricing the home center gives out vs what they will pay you. I found out that the ones I looked at had low ball prices for your work and kept 45% of that price as a fee for getting you the contact. there was no money in the jobs for overhead or profit. If you like working for less than you pay 2nd or 3rd yr apprentices this might appeal to you. But if you want a profit you have to tell the home center that all the install prices will be set by you and they will only get a set price for each referal that results in a signed contract not just a contact.
Re: Sub Contracting#155567 01/16/0510:22 PM01/16/0510:22 PM
i looked in to it and the insurance requirement was just too high for me at the time also one company wanted everybody in my company to be drug tested have a criminal background check on file do a credit check and everyone was suspose to have name badges. sounded like a crock of crap to me plus some of the advertized prices they offer are so low u would have to be a hack living on the streets to work for that rate
Re: Sub Contracting#155568 01/17/0507:13 PM01/17/0507:13 PM
I had just given a guy that worked in the electrical dept of the big box store my business card. He gave my number out to anyone who asked for an electrician. It was private no involvement with the stores policies.
Re: Sub Contracting#155570 01/17/0507:44 PM01/17/0507:44 PM