Truly, there is a long list of reasons why you should expand your construction crew. Most of them have to do with the fact that construction is a booming industry right now, and your business is probably taking off as a result of the amount of growth within the industry. Obviously, there are many ways of finding new crew members who would like to work for you. But, that isn’t really the question. Instead, our question deals with the logistics of expanding your crew and being able to take on more work, all while making sure this new growth won’t harm your business.
The first thing you need to do is attain a larger fleet of vehicles that will support your new crew. Buy or rent? That is the question, but, we’ve found that buying really isn’t a great option anymore. Depending on your finances, it may not be a viable option, given the sheer costs of purchasing a fleet of good, dependable vehicles. We’ve found that renting is the wiser choice as it saves money in the end, while allowing you to have a certain amount of flexibility that doesn’t come with purchasing.
In our experience, renting a flatbed from Flex Fleet Rental is the best way to go, because they have an incredibly fast, extremely easy, unbelievably affordable model. Simply put, you make an account and then order the trucks you need. A payment plan is set up for the costs. Then, they take the vehicles to the site you need them at. When you’re done, they pick them up! This is such a simple solution to a complicated problem, and it’s vital if you’re trying to expand your crew.
Another way you can expand your crew without harming your business is by speaking to different contracting agencies. When working with various businesses, you’ll quickly learn to find the right members. This is a means of networking. In doing so, you’ll be able to create a strong relationship. It’s a very powerful method, and a network is one of the most important things you can have in any business, not just construction. For further information on networking, we recommend this article from “Construct Connect.”
Finally, the last thing we recommend is simply putting out ads in local papers, Craigslist, and other online and print job boards. Make sure they’re on specific boards where people who are involved in the line of work will see them. If you do this right, you’ll get a number of inquiries, some of which probably won’t be what you are looking for. However, many of them will be, and that’s important to remember. This is a simple method, but it has been proven, time and time again, to work quite well.
Those are some simple ways you can rapidly expand your construction crew. Each method works, and we recommend that you use them so that you can further grow your business!