Duct fabrication was once a simple and profitable pursuit. There was sheet metal, and companies experienced in fabricating that metal into functional ductwork were in high demand among installation contractors nationwide.
Today, the equation has changed. Advances in technology and changes in society have forced every business in construction to become more precise and efficient, including duct fabricators. To win jobs, you need to stand out in a field of competitors, or at the least deliver the services contractors need. Let’s look at some of the circumstances at play.
Construction labor is expensive and now in short supply. When duct is delivered, contractors need the installation to proceed quickly, easily, and with a minimum of troubleshooting. How does this affect you?
Your Contractors are looking for…
No matter how affordably priced your product or how quickly you can deliver, savvy contractors on commercial projects know that manhandling and trimming duct onsite eats up any possible savings.
As a ductwork supplier, if your services are limited to fabricating sheet metal shapes based on hand-drawn take-offs, it’s becoming more difficult to compete in a world of computer-aided design and building information modeling (BIM).
While architectural designers draw out the building for all the services, creating the functional design, the Contractor is looking for fabricators with the capability to detail out the installation. This means taking the bid drawings and creating a precise layout of lengths and fittings so that the produced duct can be delivered for easy, trouble-free installation.
Getting there involves software and experienced CAD modelers to get the detail right, as well as workflows that minimize double-data entry, reducing errors, and feeding data seamlessly into production.
Additional Services that combine technology and help your Contractors with workflow processes are:
Today, contractors turn to fabricators for more than bending and banging sheet metal into shape. They want a comprehensive suite of services that delivers value to the project by saving time, money, and maintenance down the line.
In order to do that and make a profit, duct fabricators have to step up their game.
At The Cincinnatus Group, we are a white label partnering service. That means we stay behind the scenes, invisible to your customer, while providing you with the world class skills and services you need to stand apart and succeed.
The Cincinnatus Group has served the HVAC Industry for over 17 years. Our mission is to bring programs, processes, and cost-saving optimizations to businesses dealing with the complexity of HVAC ductwork materials management.
Our expertise is backed up by a wide range of experience, enabling us to deliver services and insightful reviews and recommendations that few others can match.
Our strong work ethic, accountability, and attention to detail set us apart from other HVAC ductwork detailers, and our unique expertise and proprietary ductwork estimating systems make us unique among our competitors.
At The Cincinnatus Group, we like to say that we are “called to solve, where others struggle.” Our fabrication partners gain access to our unique experience and expertise, proprietary ductwork material systems, and our construction technology integration experts.
Our assets help you navigate the ever-changing markets of the 21st century.
To learn more, call The Cincinnatus Group at 877-600-0221, or visit our Contact Us page today.