With so many construction companies started up business these days, the competition can get fierce. It doesn’t matter if it’s starting up a new roofing business, a new concrete company, a new kitchen remodeler. Your competition can be overwhelming to overcome and get some traction going in your city or town.
The people in your community when they are on the search for a new kitchen remodel contractor, a new roofer, or a contractor to expand their driveway, most of the time they are going to be looking from the people that they know and get recommendations from. Working on a big project or Home Improvement project on a property is a very expensive purchase for a lot of homeowners.
The last thing that they want to do is to just open up the phone book or search for someone online that they know nothing about to work on their big project. They want to feel safe about the person or persons that they’re going to hire.
You being new in the industry in your town more than likely have very little credibility and not very much contact with your community. It will be a lot more difficult to go pick up a roofing job when there are 15 other roofers in the area, many with a lot of recommendations.
But, if you were a handy individual and are an expert in the generality of tasks to do with construction, then starting out a handyman business could be your best bet and getting some traction going in your town.
Believe it or not, the number of searches online for handyman services in a town greatly outnumber the searches for say a more practical contractor. For example, if you look up a roofer in Fresno California, the number of searches that come back or around 100 to 150 searches per month.
However, if you type in handyman in Fresno California the searches are over 500 a month. Insane!
Go ahead and look up a concrete contractor in Fresno. The results? The numbers are about a hundred a month. V the amount of handyman services.
It is true that a handyman job that you may get a call for won’t equal the amount of money you earn for say, pouring a sidewalk in someone’s backyard.
The advantage that you would have when starting a handyman service is that you are going to be getting calls like crazy for all types of work. You’re going to get calls for installing toilets, installing sinks, fixing and repairing doors and doorknobs, and maybe even changing a couple light bulbs. The main thing you have to look at is the amount of impact you are going to make in your community.
A lot of those small jobs can make a small business starting out quite a bit of money. You can have some of your workers take care of all that work. Eventually, as time goes by, huge jobs in huge opportunities will start to trickle down your way.
Before you know it, you were going to get calls for huge projects like entire kitchen remodels. Soon, Susan, who was absolutely ecstatic at the great work you did for installing a new toilet in her home, is going to tell Debbie at work about the great work that you did. Susan knows that Debbie it’s looking to get a new deck installed. Since you did such a great job she, of course, is going to recommend her to you.
Bobby, who you helped installed new kitchen faucets in his kitchen is going to tell Fred who works for the city about your friendly demeanor and professionalism because he knows that Fred is looking to remodel his bathroom.
These are the types of jobs that lead to bigger and bigger projects for your small company. This is the route that you should take if you’re going to start a construction business. Let everyone knock each other out spending money on ads and underbidding jobs just to get ahead.
You will have a much bigger advantage. You will have the trust and love of your community. And customers will pay generously for that.
This post was brought to you by your handyman in Fresno California. They are currently experiencing this level of success with their business by following this exact model.