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    So how does one break into commercial

    If they have always been residential and light commercial. I love the thought of controls work and heck.... travel doesnt scare me, I just have no idea how to break into more commercial work or who in the heck I even need to talk to. Obviously I have no experience in the big stuff.... (one company I worked for for a while took care of 2 supermarkets.... but I didnt get a whole lot of exp from that).
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Apply with a company that doesn't do residential!

    If you get hired you'll have to work on bigger items.

    Good luck.
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    yeah I know..... good luck in this area!
    But thanks anyways!
    bubz
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    Quote Originally Posted by crab master View Post
    Apply with a company that doesn't do residential!

    If you get hired you'll have to work on bigger items.

    Good luck.
    thats how I did it. I have never worked for a resi company, I started in commercial.

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    I see that you are on the NC coast.Why don't you apply at the place that has the giant "P" on the van.If you don't know who that is e-mail me and I will tell you about them.I don't work for them,but one of my best friends does.
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    So how does one break into commercial
    well the "smash and grab" method is very popular these days,
    ...back the truck up through the glass doors...

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    Go to your local union hall and get on the apprentice list for commercial companies. I plenty of guys who did just that, and your schooling will be paid for and you will get the knowledge necessary to work in commercial.
    I STARTED WITH NOTHING, AND I STILL HAVE MOST OF IT!

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    We are a right to work state. I dont know of any union halls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrL_Brann View Post
    I see that you are on the NC coast.Why don't you apply at the place that has the giant "P" on the van.If you don't know who that is e-mail me and I will tell you about them.I don't work for them,but one of my best friends does.
    Damn... and my email isnt working
    Is the big P out your way? I use to live in Goldsboro.
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