Commercial Painting Bid Lists and Leads

Commercial Painting Bid List

For commercial painting bid lists and leads, there are “good lists” and there are “bad lists” to be on…

BAD LISTS – These are lists where General Contractors contact you to bid on new construction plans. Usually, there are about a DOZEN GC’s in the mix and about forty painters all “slugging it out” to come up with the LOWEST possible price.

You’ll spend hours pouring over vague blueprints while the changes constantly roll into your email inbox with last-minute “updates” to the plans. If you win the bid, most of the time it’s because you’ve missed something major that will cost you a fortune.

GOOD LISTS – When you’re on this list, the facility manager calls you to look at an existing property for the purpose of painting it. If you’ve built a good relationship, you’ll be the only painter looking at the project. If you have to bid against someone, it’s usually no more than three painters vs. DOZENS in new construction.

Instead of pouring over plans for hours, you can look at the project in minutes and take measurements – and because you’re looking at an existing building, there are very few if any surprises.

The facility manager does not want the lowest price, he wants the LEAST HASSLE for the BEST VALUE. If you’ve painted for him before, he’s not eager to “try his luck” with another painter.

THE SAD FACTS – Many owners spend their careers chasing tons of low-bid new construction commercial work but only getting a small percentage of what they bid. When you do get a project, the profits are thin and one mistake can throw thousands down the drain.

If 99.99% of all buildings are already built, why are you chasing after the most competitive .01% of low-pay, high-hassle, new construction commercial jobs?

The reason most painters get stuck in the doom-loop of new commercial painting is because they do not have a marketing system for finding commercial repaint contracts for maintenance painting.

If you want to find more commercial repaint leads and projects, fill out the form on this page to request your free audio CD, written report, and video training series that reveals exactly how our Core 5 System teaches you how to find, sell, and keep commercial repaint contracts!

 

 

32 Comments

  1. Chuck Gilmore on May 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Is there a published commercial list?

    • Brandon Lewis on May 31, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      You can get close with certain lists, but you must use a specific process to further identify the decision maker and turn them into clients.

  2. Alexander Legg on December 16, 2016 at 2:49 am

    I would like to request the free information to assist me to get more commercial projects. Thanks so much!

    Alexander Legg
    Alexanderlegg@yahoo.com

    • Brandon Lewis on December 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Alexander, thanks for asking about our services for growing your painting business. Jennifer in our offices will be reaching out to you. Take care!

  3. SBL Painters on December 20, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I am interested in information about improving my business. Comercial repaint os a market where I have alot of room for growth.

    • Brandon Lewis on December 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Shay, Jennifer is sending out the commercial repaint and marketing information you requested for painting contractors. Commercial repaints are important, but if you are missing the basics – a customer reactivation and retention system and, plus a sales process for high closing rates and profit margins, you’ll often carry the same problems you have in residential with you to the commercial market. We won’t be able to know if this is the case until you schedule your diagnostic call. We look forward to speaking with you Shay!

  4. Daniel on January 18, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I am interested in any insight you guys may be able to provide to grow my business and improve its efficiency

    • Brandon Lewis on January 18, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Daniel – I replied to your marketing questions about your painting business in the commercial post thus:

      Eric, that’s a long question for a short medium. Marketing a painting company has lots of facets. I will say this, I see one huge mistake: Many owners think that going after commercial will cure all their ailments. Often, it only disappoints for this reason: Other marketing sales systems are broken or absent.

      If you chase commercial work without a customer retention, customer reactivation, sales, or referral generation strategy, you’ll only fail faster.

      It’s like trying to run the Boston Marathon if you can’t make it around the block without getting winded.

  5. Daniel on January 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I would appreciate any insight from you guys that would both grow my business and improve its efficiency. I have a background in commercial real paints and would love to know hot to get these contracts

    • Brandon Lewis on January 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      Eric, that’s a long question for a short medium. Marketing a painting company has lots of facets. I will say this, I see one huge mistake: Many owners think that going after commercial will cure all their ailments. Often, it only disappoints for this reason: Other marketing sales systems are broken or absent.

      If you chase commercial work without a customer retention, customer reactivation, sales, or referral generation strategy, you’ll only fail faster.

      It’s like trying to run the Boston Marathon if you can’t make it around the block without getting winded.

  6. Blue star painting co. on May 9, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Hi . I’m just wondering what the best lead company there is . I have30 guys .i am currently doing CMH hospital six story’s all me . We came in after two other contractors made a mess of things . I have a hot shot crew . I treat my men with respect I don’t raise my voice and always tell them what a good job they are doing . My main guy gets 4000 a week and I don’t pay anyone under 18 .dont get me wrong we had to weed out the bad, but we have a kick crew and we have about 4 more months here . I just got my company back going after losing my brother best friend and partner in a surfing accident in 2009 then my father gotstage 4 cancer and economy crashed on top of all that so I had to shut down . Now I’m back and one fire but need more big jobs . We cleaned things up got it caught up and made everyone happy so we have the best references ever . If any one could lead me in the wright direction I would. Appreciate ittremendously my # is 805 994-6665 .or 8054046492 ask for Tony thanks

    • Brandon Lewis on May 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Tony – This is a great question, but requires more than a blog reply. I’ll have Jennifer in my office reach out to you directly. Thanks bud. BL

  7. Lorenzo on January 5, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Hi Brandon! Ive been following your youtube videos for a while now. Im very thankful for all the advices and lessons you have been sharing. I am from the Philippines and I would like to ask how do i avail to the other programs you are offering. I want to learn more.thanks

    • Brandon Lewis on January 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Lorenzo! You are very kind. I will have Jennifer in my office reach out to you!

  8. Mike on July 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Looking for some good painting leads

  9. Tom Thompson on October 11, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Hi I would like to receive bid list thank you. Tom.

    • Brandon Lewis on October 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Tom, we help painting contractors generate commercial painting leads on their own – repaint leads specifically. We do not, however work with new construction if that is what you are looking for.

  10. jhonrie on November 24, 2018 at 7:53 am

    hi how do i get the list of commercial repaint job in my area.. thanks

    • Brandon Lewis on December 31, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      That’s a long question for a short medium. I’d recommend you reach out to our offices directly s we can assess your painting business’ current situation and market.

  11. Shannon on December 18, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Hello – I am at a standstill on figuring out how to generate leads for my new business – we have a few clients that we got from people we know, but would like to figure out how to get a list of companies (that I know is out there, but seems to be like Pandora’s box at this point) to market to. We are a small, family business and we are not interested in new construction work, we just want to have a go at making it in the industry. Between my father in law and my husband, there is 40+ years of experience, but that was working for other companies.
    Thank you in advance for your time and any help that can be thrown our way.

    • Brandon Lewis on December 18, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Shannon, please download the free report on this page or call our offices at 423-800-0520. We would be happy to help you generate more painting leads.

  12. Kevin Daly on January 16, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Brandon – I’ve been contemplating taking your course for over a year now. What really has me caught up is that I know my marketing and sales systems well, and I know what works for my business.

    However, when it comes to commercial repaint lead generation, I’m deeply curious. I’d like to get on the phone when you have time. Please email me.

    • Brandon Lewis on January 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Happy to help you with generating commercial painting leads. Will reach out. BL

  13. Domingo martinez on January 17, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Need more information about this leads

    • Brandon Lewis on January 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Domingo, we will reach out to you about generating painting leads.

  14. Craig Andre Bourque on June 18, 2019 at 3:58 am

    I need help with learning how to get my name in there for bidding commercials projects

    • Brandon Lewis on June 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      We will reach out to you about generating commercial painting leads!

  15. Tim on July 2, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    timothymoran85@gmail.com

    I have 24 years painting experience but I am just getting started with my own llc company in New Jersey. I would really appreciate your assistance and advice in gaining repaint list. Thank you

  16. Marty Ballard on September 20, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    I would like you to send me the information you are talking about. Thank you

  17. Jason on October 21, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Hello. I am interested in generating my leads for my company. We have a strong crew and with winter around the corner I’m just trying to get a fuller schedule so I don’t lose anyone or have send anyone home. I seen that u guys can help generate leads and was wondering the process. My cell is 765-215-4789 I’m in Muncie Indiana but we work all over Indiana and are willing to travel if is worth it to us. We are competing but most of all u just a great stand up company. I have yet to see anyone yet to do as good as job as we do leaving a project. I’m super anal when it comes to turning over my jobs so I make sure all is well or perfect when doing jobs and turning them over for invoicing. I would love to find more leads and have the chance to grow even more. If u can help pls do. We are willing to do everything possible to keep everyone busy. I’m stuck in the field most days so it’s very hard to generate leads for myself other then what we get. We stay pretty busy from referral work and existing customers. But would like to take on more.

  18. Shirley Renton on December 31, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I am looking for some leads
    I have a terrific crew looking for more work
    Thank you

  19. Charles Ruffner on January 17, 2020 at 1:03 am

    I hi would like to do more commercial work but need a better way to get the opportunity to bid plus to estimate better.

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