Contracting for Dish Network help

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  1. reeves

    reeves Thread Starter New Member

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    Myself and a friend are in the process of obtaining our contractors license. We are interested in starting and running an installation contract for Dish Network. We are however finding it difficult to locate information on how to become an installation contractor for DN.

    We are not interested in becoming a "retailer" for DN we simply want to be the ones to do the installation as we have multiple people with trucks and tools ready to go.

    We understand that there are retailers in our area that are looking for contractors or subs to do installation work and will be looking into this also.

    We have been to the Dish site and cannot find contact info on becoming a contactor.

    Please if you have any input or info to share I am sure this would help not only myself but also others that may have similar questions.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. dodge

    dodge Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Becoming a contract Installer

    Stop by any local Dish Network Retailer other than radio shack or sears. They sometimes do their own installs and may need help. I work for a local Computer store that sell Dish and Directv and I install both on contract for them. They also sell Verizon wireless, sprint nextel and SBC Local phone service as well as DSL.
     
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  4. reeves

    reeves Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks for the replies so far. It helps to get any info when there was little to none before.

    The retailer.echostar.com link that was posted, is that the avenue to take if we want to contract directly for Dish?

    Does Dish normally take on contractors and give them work or would we have to sell any contracts to do the installs?
     
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    Quite honestly if you are interested in getting into the satellite business as a technician, I would advise you to get the training you need and start right out of the gate learning to do VSAT & commercial work. 99% of the people that are doing residential installations, be it Dish or DirecTV will tell you there is no way they would get into the business now. Both Dish and DTV are taking more and more work "in house" so unless you are wanting to be an hourly employee of one of these companies, your choices are getting more limited by the day.
     
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    reeves Thread Starter New Member

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    Satellite Expo, actually I have quite a lot of experience as does my partner. We are looking to get into the contracting side of satellite as installing is boring and not as profitable as it used to be.

    We have been searching for tips and info on getting started with Dish Network. Any input as far as obtaining a contract with DN as well as any helpful details anyone can offer is great.

    btw, the tips offered so far have been a good start.

    We are also wondering if when getting a contract with Dish Network would we be an HSP with them (with DN providing the install work to us) or would we still have to go out and sell the service to then get paid for the install?

    Thank.
     
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  7. Stonedtone420

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    Douche will do everything they can to beat you out of a commision. Spell your name wrong and you're beat. They purposely make it nearly impossible to pursue owed funds- Do your best to select clientele and they'll appreciate your knowledge and workmanship-
     
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  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon SatelliteGuys Family
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    What do you think the difference is between contracting and installing? :confused:
     
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  9. Satellite Expo

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    Simon, I'm thinking they want to be in the position to get work from Dish then sub it out to other installers, since install work is "boring." They just haven't ran into the right installation jobs yet...like I said, they should try commercial or VSAT work to ease the boredom :)
     
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  10. dwain

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    where are u guys located i am needing some techs in the wv area and we are in e connect
     
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  11. OkSatPro

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    Hmmm You got my interest here a question if you dont mind?

    WHy not Radio Shack?
     
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  12. rc811002

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    Radio Shack and Sears refer their installations back to Dish DNSC. What DNSC can't handle they assign to local retailers. At least in STL. AmericanTV does their own installations. Some local retailers do their own and some sub the installs. So, you might try contacting all the local retailers to look for interest.

    Also, you might contact CVS Systems. Google for contact information.
     
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