One of the biggest fears my franchisees face when starting out is scouting subcontractors that reflect our values-driven brand. Since we are about selfless, customer-oriented work at Lime Painting we aim to please our clients with top of the line results. With that being said, franchisees want to avoid the stereotype of unmanageable, sloppy subcontractors. Lucky for them, I have found a process that eliminates their concerns.
There are many myths surrounding the subcontractor today. One that I hear often is that there are not enough in the field that are professional enough to meet the standards of the company. With our proprietary software platforms–Franbox and Builder Trend–we have the ability to rank contractors based on previous performance to match them with the best project. Builders Trend allows us to check the status of subcontractors’ insurance as well and sends notification updates if their plan expires so you can be sure that you are working with legitimate professionals.
A second myth is that subcontractors are untimely and unreliable. We create a team with the subcontractors we prefer by using the software as a database that allows us to stay in contact with contractors we have worked with in the past. On the contractors’ end, they can review the contract with photographs of the properties they’ve been assigned to so they can better prepare. If they have any questions, they can message us directly from their home through the software. The contractor management software provides a scope of difficulty for jobs on an A to C scale with A being a more difficult or custom restoration project like epoxy or stucco, B being a job like water-based exterior painting, and C being a quick, simple fix like sealing windows.