BidForMaterials Hits The JLC Live Residential Construction Trade Show, Presented by Hanley Wood

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Friday was another trip to a trade show for http://www.BidForMaterials.com. The exposure time again resulted in exceptional new membership signup for the site and opportunities for expansion.

Friday was another trip to a trade show for http://www.BidForMaterials.com. The exposure time again resulted in exceptional new membership signup for the site and opportunities for expansion. Frederick Cann, Founder, and partner John O’Hara traveled by car and ferry from Long Island on a rainy day and arrived in Providence, Rhode Island to a warm and welcoming reception. Upon arriving at the JLC Live Residential Construction Trade Show, presented by Hanley Wood, O’Hara turns to partner Cann and said, “ Hey Fred, look at those guys over there, they are looking at our advertisement in Builder News Magazine.”

Walking the show, learning about new and exciting building products the two partners researched and created a target list for select suppliers to become members of their website. Construction material suppliers complete a simple registration form on the website and suppliers who qualify are placed on the preferred list of suppliers who can bid on quality contractor’s material lists nationwide. This service is free to suppliers.

After the show on Friday, JLC Live sponsored a welcome party for all who attended and exhibited at the show. BidForMaterials.com values the direct contact that is available at networking events. Cann stated, “We do not come and walk a trade show to take contractors away from exhibitors.” However BidForMaterials.com received feedback from various size contracting companies who approached them. Most of the contractors had the same things to say about the website and its functions, “Is it available nationwide?” and “Are my local suppliers registered?”

Bidformaterials.com does not limit the categories in which it connects suppliers to contractors for quotes on building material lists. The categories range from roof supplies, drywall supplies, HVAC suppliers, and plumbing supplies to moulding and millwork, to material handling and simple fasteners. There are over 50 categories on the site currently and more and more are being added as needed. The website’s goal is to give every supplier the opportunity to get Free leads through its service. If suppliers can move products then manufacturers can continue to produce, and that creates jobs. “The construction industry needs jobs,” said Cann. The service is not limited to any specific demographic and does not discriminate against any supplier from drop shipment companies to mom and pop shops.

This B-to-B network has over 3,000 suppliers registered nationwide and has just opened the doors for contractors to start enrolling. They project over 10,000 suppliers and over 1,000 contractors to join by year end. Cann said, “This projection will give approximately 10 quotes to every single building material list posted by a contractor.” “This will definitely give contractors the most powerful tool in their tool box, more JOBS!”

For any additional information about these services please visit http://www.bidformaterials.com or call 877-716-5510.

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