Materials and it’s rocky volatility has almost been worse than a meme-coin, all you have to do is take a look at a weekly price chart. Substantial swings from week to week are more common even with larger retailers like ABC Supply Co. Contractors are turning to big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes as a solution giving up the material quality and logistics in trade for cost/benefit and that’s a risky game to play. Big-box suppliers can overcome supply chain issues by their massive orders and have more than enough business to hold a lower price for longer on the upswing. The problem we face is with logistics and material quality. We all know that big-box doesn’t handle materials as well and let’s not even begin to talk about the delivery, but is that worth saving $500-1k on a job? Maybe…
But there is another way, a way that keeps you in front of your boutique suppliers doesn’t interrupt your production process, and (although it doesn’t feel like it sometimes) having the value of a supplier that caters exclusively to contractors. This potentially paired with profit over and above what you need can be obtained by a pretty simple process.
This process can be implemented right now. we’ve found that one simple email to a desk adjuster solves this problem.
Take a look at the sample outcome of what we are seeing with desk adjusters and their replies.
Although we can usually fit a desk adjuster in a box, it’s not always their fault. There’s a lot of training, micromanaging and eyes from the sky watching their every move. If you ask nicely, an adjuster will usually take a look at the best pricing for your project and adjust the scope accordingly.
If you would like to use our free Adjuster Request Template,
Click the link to have it emailed to you.