Many plumbers and technicians in other jobs look forward to becoming contractors themselves. The possibility of managing a large project and team is one of the reasons why. Additionally, being a contractor means more money in their pockets. The video provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide for aspiring plumbing contractors.
The main thing you need to become a plumbing contractor is experience.
You will require an apprenticeship with another contractor. Depending on where you live, there are time limits for how long the training lasts. Afterward, you need to get a journeyman license. It proves that you have completed an apprenticeship and have passed a required trade test. You are a journeyman for another few years before you have the requisite skill to apply for a contractor license.
After you have acquired plumbing skills and knowledge, you need to get business skills. Take a class and pass the test on how to run a business and law. Write down a business plan to map out how you will manage it. Before you can start calling potential customers, apply for a contractor license and insurance for your business. It is hard to get large contracts without these.