Forum Title: Finding Good Plumbing Subs For Remodels
Just when I had an awesome list of subs in Alaska I moved twice, and now I'm in Portland, OR area for the long haul getting everything started back up again. I'm having a hard time finding a quality, professional, reliable and reasonable plumbing sub. I'd like to think I'm about as good to work with as they come. I have everything ready and cleaned out the day I say I will. I personally write the checks, and I'll do it the moment the job is done. No delays, no check is in the mail, no homeowner hasn't paid me yet. I have a steady stream of work and I can complete about 3 jobs a month that require permitted plumbing work. Low volume but steady. The negative is job size. Maybe half of my jobs are little 5x7 bath redos where I just need a tub and valve installed, and later trim. Two 2 hour visits. The rest are more involved with re-pipes, additions, sub-slab, often 8-16 man-hours for rough in. I've contacted about 15 plumbers and had mostly negative or non-existent response. Google, craigslist, and recommendations from supply houses. The few responses I've had are giving me flat rate numbers that are well over the ~$200 an hour I'd be willing to pay for a plumber and apprentice. I'm looking for good to work with, reliable, etc, not the cheapest. I guess this is kind of just a rant, but any suggestions on where to look and maybe what plumbers want to here from me?
Category: General Contractor Post By: JIMMIE BALL (Palm Bay, FL), 02/16/2018

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