Whether in the concrete or walls and ceilings trade, most small contractors are on the hunt for their next project. With razor-thin profit margins and competitors popping up overnight, it’s easy for contractors to lose sleep as they struggle to stay in the game and grow their business.
Compared to small firms, large construction firms have deep pockets, tons of connections, and lots of extra hands on deck. Smaller contractors often wear many hats—from scouring local plan rooms for projects to hunting down plan details to polishing their final estimate and bid. Even in boom times with the seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending surging past $1 trillion monthly, it can feel like the playing field tilts in favor of larger construction players.