I have been working in heavy duty construction for 20 years.
I decided to start my own contracting business.
I handle lots of different types of concrete and masonry jobs. I am a skilled rebar and iron worker. One of the biggest ways to have a successful company is to offer commercial services. Commercial services include businesses and companies. These jobs cost more money and they pay very well. I had to buy a lot of insurance and liability before I could even start bidding on any of the contracts. I tried to bid as low as I could while still making money. After I received my very first job, I found out that the hardware store and metal company were not going to give me credit for any of the supplies that I needed. I had to go to the bank to get a loan for all of the rebar supplies. The bank did not want to give me a loan because I had only been in business for a short amount of time. Thankfully, my wife’s Dad decided to cosign for a loan so I could get all of the metal products necessary to complete the work. This included an assortment of double loop wire ties, rebar tie wire, and rebar. If my father-in-law would have never loaned me that money, I would have never been able to get the business off the ground. Now I have a metal company that makes all of my single loop wire ties and double loop wire ties as well as they supply me with tie wire coils and different lengths of rebar. I have plenty of credit with that company.