Looking to grow Design Build Business

I am a licensed architect and general contractor andI am trying to grow our design build business, by growing our architectural side of the business. We have primarily been doing residential work, as that was the lowest threshold / bar to entry. However, I would like grow our business into some areas which compliment / build upon our core business. My question is 1. How to assess the best direction/markets to grow our firm and 2. How do I identify firms that might be interested in merging? Any / all ideas are welcomed.

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gregco • 2014

Very interesting points Carrera.

Bobby, Architect • 2014

Well, I was exactly in your shoes 40 years ago and here is what I learned: