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I worked for most of the big names. No one referred me so I learned thru trial and error. I agree, everything has to pay bills and support families. There is probably a certain glee to finding work orders from one of these companies in your inbox every morning. You don't have to go out and beat the bushes, advertise, cold call, etc. You just get out of bed and voila, money in the bank.
I don't see much bashing going on.
Cover2's response appears to be a pretty matter of fact response. How should one contractor tell another that they are the leftover bricks from a pyramid scheme? I'll be blunt without trying to bash; it is possible that a lot of subs are simply examples of the peter principal. Folks max out their abilities in a certain field and there is no getting around that it is just about as good as it is going to get for them. It can be frustrating trying to explain to someone that they are being led by the nose and fleeced at the same time, over and over and over....
allure, you suggested someone give this guy some direction on who to work for; I don't recommend any national or regional. They are not the preservation industry, they are just one of the takers. I suggest to everyone to work direct using time tested methods.