A new program that helps independent contractors land and manage facilities maintenance, repair and operations work opens its doors to qualified residential contractors.
Even though he had a dozen years of experience installing, maintaining and repairing gas pumps, point-of-sale technology and other equipment at gas stations and convenience stores and other commercial and government facilities, Sean Graham knew he did not have the contacts he needed to bring his 30-month-old business to the next level.
So when he saw a LinkedIn ad for the Facilities Maintenance Alliance Program (FMAP) earlier this year, the CEO and Founder of Admiral Enterprise Solutions clicked through. Six months later, he is glad he did.
If the pandemic has convinced you it’s time to diversify into facilities maintenance, repair and operations, these industry vets say they can help save you time, money and pain.
It’s times like these that make residential contractors wish they had a few corporate customers with the resources to help them weather the storm.
At least that’s the indication from the most recent Pro Construction Guide survey. Nearly 60 percent of 513 residential construction pros surveyed said they would be willing to take contract work from new channels outside their specialty, including facilities maintenance.
Who can blame them at a time when millions of homeowners remain reluctant to admit contractors into their homes. After all, national retail, restaurant and hotel chains must continue maintaining their properties whether they are open for business or not. Most fast-food chains are still offering takeout and still need to keep their kitchen equipment running.
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