Working With Subcontractors

Figure 1. Subcontracting all the construction tasks allows the author to focus on his strengths — selling, designing, and pricing.

Figure 2. Most deck builders specialize in carpentry. If that’s true for you, having relationships with other specialists, such as tile setters, can expand your offerings.

Figure 3. Complex projects like this screen room begin to look more like remodeling than deck building. A stable of good subs enables the author to take on a wide range of jobs.

Figure 4. Most deck projects aren’t large. To build subcontractor loyalty, pay well and on time, and run an organized job where the sub can make a profit.

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