If you are a contractor, then a key part of your success depends on finding the right suppliers. After all, you need high-quality materials in order to provide high-quality results to your clients. Finding a supplier you can count on to provide the materials you need can be challenging, but fortunately our team here at Childers Concrete Company is here to make the process easier. We have extensive experience in the concrete industry, and we have worked with numerous general and concrete contractors over the years. In this article, we’ll go over a few tips on how to find the right concrete supplier for your business.
- Start Local- First, we recommend making a list of all the concrete suppliers in your local area, then narrow that list down to the two or three suppliers that are closest to your job site. Concrete can’t stay in the truck for very long before becoming unusable, so you need a supplier that can get the concrete to you with plenty of time to pour it.
- Ask for Referrals- Once you have your candidates, get a few referrals from people who have recently done jobs the same size as your own. You can also contact the concrete suppliers directly and ask them to provide a list of referrals of their own–ideally, they should put you in touch with clients they’ve worked with in the past few weeks. However you get your references, you should call them and ask about their experience with the supplier, including whether the mix arrived on time, as well as the quality of their service.
- Get Quotes- Lastly, call your concrete supplier candidates and ask for a quote for the concrete you want, and choose the supplier that best fits your budget.