Okay, I read the posts about Craigslist...no need to go there! This is really the flipside of that. I need to find a good subcontractor or two to cover my territory. I have been working at getting out of this business and into something completely different. And as this new venture is a risk (as any new business is), I am reluctant to just shut down and quit our P&P stuff. I really want to find a GOOD contractor who will at some point want to take it all over (provided my new venture is going well!). Yep, I'm not giving it all up completely until I have to -- and believe me, I'm going to be working hard to get out asap!!
There are some contractors I don't want though -- I know who those crap companies in the Midwest are -- I know which ones don't pay contractors and I know those contractors cut corners (they steal dehumidifiers from one property to another, install locks with no correct key code, etc). I don't want them!! We go behind these guys all the time!! Frankly, I can't believe some of these companies can even still be in business with all the chargebacks they must be getting. But I digress...
Here's where you guys come in... if Craigslist is such a dumping ground for low ball contractors, etc, where, pray tell, are you finding subs? I don't mind putting an ad in the paper, but again, how is that really much different than CL? It seems most everyone looks at CL -- whether that's good or bad I'll leave to you guys to hash out!
The territory I'm looking to have covered is in southern Minnesota -- from the Twin Cities and south to the IA border. So if someone wants to private message (sorry, don't know the correct lingo here), that's cool.
Thanks for your help!