General contractors use the BuildingConnected network to find subcontractors and invite them to bid on projects. One of the ways that general contractors can search for subcontractors is through a feature where they can search by location. Our "Service Area" tool is designed to help subcontractors control and indicate to general contractors where they work.
If you are receiving invites in locations where you do not perform work or if you would like to inform general contractors that you work in multiple locations, subcontractors can update this information within their profile.
Below are instructions to show you how to adjust your service area:
To update your office’s service area
On the left panel, click on your company name.
There are two places you can update your Service Area dependent on if your company has single or multiple offices.
If you have one office in your company:
Navigate to the “Company Profile” tab.
Click on “Edit Service Area”.
If you have multiple offices in your company:
Click on the office that you are a part of and would like to adjust the service area for.
Click on the “Office Information” tab.
Click on “Edit Service Area”
A pop-up window will appear with a map. You can click to select or deselect any surrounding counties or entire states that you want to add to your service area. Click on the “+” and “-” buttons to zoom in and out of the map to view across the United States and Canada. Click on the map and drag to move across the map.
Click on “Save” when you are finished updating your service area.
The areas and counties you select will show up alphabetically in a drop-down menu by state or province on the left. If you work in both the United States and Canada, the areas will also be categorized under the respective country.
At the bottom of the map in your office or company profile, you will see the date the service area was last updated and the person who made the update. Any member of the office can edit the service area.
For more information about service area and why it is important, please reference this article: “What is service area and why is it important?”.