Cinner, here is a link to one that is a national franchise. My wife's uncle is a project manager for them. He tried to bring me in, but after listening to the speil for awhile I declined. They want you to sign a minimum term agreement and set your prices for you. Tanks, but no tanks.
I say Go for it... try to use flat rate pricing . The Restoration company here would probably use us as I have heard they had difficulties with some of the Ecs they hire they are late to return to finish act like there on a large construction project ... little respect for the owners furnishings... and dont know how to clean up after themselves . leaving stained carpets etc.
#169840 - 10/17/0709:05 PMRe: drummimg business from restoration companies
I've benn told by one project manager that is common for an insurance company to pay $300 for disconnecting some lights in a flooded basement ...sometimes less than one hour of work.
If you are in the service business, you will soon descover $300 fo an hours work is not a lot of money, as a matter of fact it is more like the min rate for service work, once you add in your non productive time, that $300 is long gone.