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Ugh, not another newbie....

Hello ppl. First off, the information I have gleaned from this website has been funny at times and very helpful, so thanks to all that have posted.

For a little back story, I own a preservation business with no employees. I have subcontractors and helpers available when needed & tons of equipment. Been in the business for about a year and have already been burned by the first company I subcontracted with (Guardian Preservation Services out of Kitty Hawk, NC). Lawsuit in process. Boohoo, woe is me.

So not a good first impression but Im looking at it like Ive spent a lot of time, energy & MONEY on this and I want to give it a fair shot. If it doesn't work this time around I sell out and onto the next one.

I do have a certified rookie question. Im an active contractor with Market Ready, out of Columbus, OH. Market Ready seems great but the volume hasn't been good. I am looking into other companies to contract with. Any recommendations for good companies to work for would be great. I live in Ohio.

Another certified rookie question. What is the difference specifically between Preservation work and HUD work? The applications have boxes to check like preservation, HUD, inspections... Thanks again ppl!

Sincerely, Noob
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The top 5 nationals to work for:

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The top five regionals to work for:

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What equipment do you have? The best company to put the equipment to work for is your company, market yourself, your skills and equipment to local customers.

Stay away from fools, for you won't find knowledge on their lips.
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The top 5 nationals to work for:

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2.
3.
4.
5.

The top five regionals to work for:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

What equipment do you have? The best company to put the equipment to work for is your company, market yourself, your skills and equipment to local customers.
Yeah, but who's #6 on your lists - That's who I'm looking for!

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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Charge back, your title of con'dtractor made me lol so, thanks. Now, I have dump trailers, lawn mowers, 1 ton 12 ft flatbed diesel & another 1/2 ton, and other bs lawn equipment and whatnot. You're right. These companies are all s***. I mainly got into the business to try and do trash outs, seemed like easy money. My goal is indeed to do local work with real estate agents and banks directly but I feel I need the experience in the business to really appeal to the direct customers and know what the hell Im talking about. Ive gotten some direct work by renting out my dump trailer but the demand hasn't been outstanding.
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Charge back, your title of con'dtractor made me lol so, thanks. Now, I have dump trailers, lawn mowers, 1 ton 12 ft flatbed diesel & another 1/2 ton, and other bs lawn equipment and whatnot. You're right. These companies are all s***. I mainly got into the business to try and do trash outs, seemed like easy money. My goal is indeed to do local work with real estate agents and banks directly but I feel I need the experience in the business to really appeal to the direct customers and know what the hell Im talking about. Ive gotten some direct work by renting out my dump trailer but the demand hasn't been outstanding.
getting the work from local customers is a little more work, they don't just email you telling you to do something without concern of how you will be paid, but it is worth it, a lot of good info in this thread and others on this site,

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