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Starting an Exteriors Company with No Experience

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cashf1ow

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I've been kicking around the idea of starting an exterior repairs company-roofs, gutters, siding, shutters, decks, etc., but I have literally 0 experience or knowledge in this area. My general concept is to market, sell, and schedule jobs and then find subcontractors to physically do the work. If the business were to evolve then I would eventually hire my own crews for the physical work and for sales and office work with me at the top making the critical decisions. I have no idea how to price jobs or how to find reliable and quality subcontractors. Do I need a license to do this?

Does anyone have any experience or insight on this that they could share?
 

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I've been kicking around the idea of starting an exterior repairs company-roofs, gutters, siding, shutters, decks, etc., but I have literally 0 experience or knowledge in this area. My general concept is to market, sell, and schedule jobs and then find subcontractors to physically do the work. If the business were to evolve then I would eventually hire my own crews for the physical work and for sales and office work with me at the top making the critical decisions. I have no idea how to price jobs or how to find reliable and quality subcontractors. Do I need a license to do this?

Does anyone have any experience or insight on this that they could share?
@GravyBoat does this.
@Borregoed also does local services but can't remember the scope at the moment.

Hope they can pitch in :)
 

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I've been kicking around the idea of starting an exterior repairs company-roofs, gutters, siding, shutters, decks, etc., but I have literally 0 experience or knowledge in this area. My general concept is to market, sell, and schedule jobs and then find subcontractors to physically do the work. If the business were to evolve then I would eventually hire my own crews for the physical work and for sales and office work with me at the top making the critical decisions. I have no idea how to price jobs or how to find reliable and quality subcontractors. Do I need a license to do this?

Does anyone have any experience or insight on this that they could share?
Love your boldness.

I can't help you but just for curiosity: which skills do you have?

Based on how you talk, you seem very confident about sales.
 

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