Subcontractor Recruiting For Construction Companies

How We Can Help

Increase Your Production Capacity

A challenge many construction companies have is hitting their production goals with limited resources. Oftentimes, finding the budget to hire in-house recruiters to build your subcontractor network isn't feasible. Knowing where to start, what tools to use, and equipping your team with the best resources possible is easier said than done.

We help construction companies find and connect with subcontractors to meet their production goals. If your company works with subcontractors, we can help you out.


Case Study

College Works Painting

Spencer Pepe, co-founder of College Works Painting (CWP), needed help finding and hiring subcontractors to meet their 8-figure production goals.

We've connected them with hundreds of companies across 35+ states.

Click here to view their case study.

How We Can Help

Increase Your Production Capacity

A challenge many construction companies have is hitting their production goals with limited resources. Oftentimes, finding the budget to hire in-house recruiters to build your subcontractor network isn't feasible. Knowing where to start, what tools to use, and equipping your team with the best resources possible is easier said than done.

We help construction companies find and connect with subcontractors to meet their production goals. If your company works with subcontractors, we can help you out.


Case Study

College Works Painting

Spencer Pepe, co-founder of College Works Painting (CWP), needed help finding and hiring subcontractors to meet their 8-figure production goals.

We've connected them with hundreds of companies across 35+ states.

Click here to view their case study.

Increase Production Capacity

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Helpful Resources

Best Places To Find Subcontractors

These are the best sites to find potential subcontractors in the markets you operate in:

  • Angie's List. Sign up for a free account and search for the best-rated contractors in your area.
  • Better Business Bureau. The BBB is a gold mine! This is a great way to see if a contractor is large enough to afford advertising, which is a great indicator they're growing and likely have extra production capacity.
  • Contractor's Board Sites. If applicable in your state, search the contractor board directories. Here's an example of what that looks like in Oregon.
  • EPA Lead Certified Contractors. This is a great database if you're looking for lead-certified contractors.
  • YellowPages. Search by trade and location.
  • Yelp. A great way to find the top-rated contractors in your area.

Tool Recommendations

These are the tools we recommend for helping construction companies find and recruit subcontractors.

  • Hiring Tools
    • Spark Hire. Recruiting new employees is a challenging, time-consuming endeavor. The amount of work it takes to replace an employee who isn't the best fit can keep you from replacing them altogether. Spark Hire is an awesome tool for automating first round interviews. You can set up questions in advance, and have applicants submit video responses. Then coordinate a second interview with the applicants you like the most. Spark Hire will easily save you 5-10 hours of work for each position you're looking to fill at your company.
  • Organization & Productivity
    • Boomerang For Gmail. Allows you to cue up reminders when people don't respond to your emails. We use Boomerang to notify us when an email we send doesn't get a response after 48 hours. This tool will save you hours of follow up time and digging back through your sent folder.
    • Crozdesk. Doing a manual search online to compare software solutions sucks...and it can take hours. With Crozdesk, you can do a side-by-side comparison of pricing, features, and reviews—helping you find the best solution that fit your company's needs.
    • LastPass. With all of the cybersecurity craziness going on lately (Equifax...cough...cough) it's smart to use encrypted passwords. But generating an encrypted password, not to mention remembering it, can be quite the challenge. LastPass does both and can manage all of the passwords on your phone and computer. It's an inexpensive way to increase the level of security at your construction firm.
    • Skitch. Ever have the need to quickly mark up an image or a project? Or point to a specific part of an image in an email? If so, you need to grab Skitch. It's a great tool for taking screenshots and adding texts, arrows, and whatever else you need to communicate with your project team.
    • UpWork. This is the premier resource for finding and hiring great freelancers and VAs from all over the world. UpWork provides data on how a freelancer was rated on past projects, their length of time on the platform, the amount earned, and overall satisfaction rating from other people who've hired them. Great way to find inexpensive help to mine lists and find subcontractor.
  • Marketing & Sales Tools
    • GrammarlyOne thing in common with many emails we see is grammatical errors. Use Grammarly to spell check emails and documents in real-time.
    • LeadIQ. LeadIQ is one of the best tools out there for mining email addresses straight from LinkedIn. You can take a list of subcontractors and use LeadIQ to find their email addresses and contact information.
    • Pipedrive. Great lightweight solution to handle all of your contact management when recruiting subcontractors. It's simple to use (way easier than Salesforce), and only takes an hour or two to set up. I have yet to find another CRM that's simple, powerful, and integrates with other tools.

Helpful Resources

Best Places To Find Subcontractors

These are the best sites to find potential subcontractors in the markets you operate in:

  • Angie's List. Sign up for a free account and search for the best-rated contractors in your area.
  • Better Business Bureau. The BBB is a gold mine! This is a great way to see if a contractor is large enough to afford advertising, which is a great indicator they're growing and likely have extra production capacity.
  • Contractor's Board Sites. If applicable in your state, search the contractor board directories. Here's an example of what that looks like in Oregon.
  • EPA Lead Certified Contractors. This is a great database if you're looking for lead-certified contractors.
  • YellowPages. Search by trade and location.
  • Yelp. A great way to find the top-rated contractors in your area.

Tool Recommendations

These are the tools we recommend for helping construction companies find and recruit subcontractors.

  • Hiring Tools
    • Spark Hire. Recruiting new employees is a challenging, time-consuming endeavor. The amount of work it takes to replace an employee who isn't the best fit can keep you from replacing them altogether. Spark Hire is an awesome tool for automating first round interviews. You can set up questions in advance, and have applicants submit video responses. Then coordinate a second interview with the applicants you like the most. Spark Hire will easily save you 5-10 hours of work for each position you're looking to fill at your company.
  • Organization & Productivity
    • Boomerang For Gmail. Allows you to cue up reminders when people don't respond to your emails. We use Boomerang to notify us when an email we send doesn't get a response after 48 hours. This tool will save you hours of follow up time and digging back through your sent folder.
    • Crozdesk. Doing a manual search online to compare software solutions sucks...and it can take hours. With Crozdesk, you can do a side-by-side comparison of pricing, features, and reviews—helping you find the best solution that fit your company's needs.
    • LastPass. With all of the cybersecurity craziness going on lately (Equifax...cough...cough) it's smart to use encrypted passwords. But generating an encrypted password, not to mention remembering it, can be quite the challenge. LastPass does both and can manage all of the passwords on your phone and computer. It's an inexpensive way to increase the level of security at your construction firm.
    • Skitch. Ever have the need to quickly mark up an image or a project? Or point to a specific part of an image in an email? If so, you need to grab Skitch. It's a great tool for taking screenshots and adding texts, arrows, and whatever else you need to communicate with your project team.
    • UpWork. This is the premier resource for finding and hiring great freelancers and VAs from all over the world. UpWork provides data on how a freelancer was rated on past projects, their length of time on the platform, the amount earned, and overall satisfaction rating from other people who've hired them. Great way to find inexpensive help to mine lists and find subcontractor.
  • Marketing & Sales Tools
    • GrammarlyOne thing in common with many emails we see is grammatical errors. Use Grammarly to spell check emails and documents in real-time.
    • LeadIQ. LeadIQ is one of the best tools out there for mining email addresses straight from LinkedIn. You can take a list of subcontractors and use LeadIQ to find their email addresses and contact information.
    • Pipedrive. Great lightweight solution to handle all of your contact management when recruiting subcontractors. It's simple to use (way easier than Salesforce), and only takes an hour or two to set up. I have yet to find another CRM that's simple, powerful, and integrates with other tools.

Let's talk about increasing your production capacity.