View Full Version : help i am bored
08-18-2004, 02:56 PM
Can anybody help, I own an hvac company in Houston texas area and I am trying to figure out how to get into the new construction end so as to stay busy during the off season, don`t get me wrong, I just found site today and am getting some really big laughs from these threads, I think I learned what a thread is today, I should be working, it is august, but the bread and butter is in shop getting new tranny, get Betsy back tomorrow pm, so I am acting like I am working, construction here is booming, but service is slow, any suggestions, thanks, turkeyman...
08-18-2004, 05:57 PM
It's easy......drive around by construction sites. Wait until they are sitting around on break, or don't wait. Either way walk up to the general and hand him a card. Tell him why he should use you and put your equipment in. Tell him to at the very least let you submit a bid, estimates are free.
The only hard part of getting into new construction is that most contractors already have their HVAC contractor picked out and they don't like to change, change takes time and time is money.
You just have to put yourself out there. The worst they can do is say, no, I use Harry-the-hack to do my stuff. At that point just tell him to keep you in mind, shake his hand, thank him for his time, and walk away.
08-19-2004, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the advice, I have tried your idea a few times without any success, it has been awhile, maybe I will have better success at it this time, thanks again tom...
08-19-2004, 04:28 PM
get a list of permits pulled for new construction, contact the builder. that has worked for me
you gotta get in early enough before he gives the job to somebody else. by the time it is being framed it is usually too late
08-19-2004, 06:01 PM
Thanks hvac4u, i pull permits and never gave it much thought just looking for making bigger dreams come true!!!
08-19-2004, 09:19 PM
Ride it out, and concentrate on improving your service and replacement market.
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