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Old 05-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hello all,
Let me introduce myself. I have been lurking for a short time and have seen a few topics that I would have liked to reply to but couldn’t so I’ve made it official.

I am a retired firefighter/paramedic (third generation career) with 25 years in the fire service and another six years as a critical care flight paramedic.

Throughout my career I have had the opportunity (because of the work schedule of a firefighter) to work in the construction industry starting with framing/carpentry and later ceramic tile installation working for licensed contractors.

I have since given up the emergency business and now live on a cattle ranch that that I grew up on which my great-grandfather homesteaded in southern Arizona around the turn of the century.
Something that I have been thinking about for a long time is that there is really no one reputable (the closest city “Tucson” is sixty miles away) offering both home and ranch maintenance/repair/improvements with the exception of a few hacks. By putting the “ranch” in my branding (no pun intended), there are a lot of people moving to the country and purchasing horses and the like with no clue how to construct and maintain barns, water lines, fencing, etc. The stuff I’ve done my whole life. I mentioned this to a couple of friends who are long time custom home builders in the area and they told me that if I do it the right way I can stay real busy and they’ll help so I’m going for it. By the right way, I mean licensing, insurance, logo, etc. which I’m presently in the process of completing.

I could probably go on but I won’t so in closing, I have already learned a lot from you folks and hope to learn a lot more. I also hope to share some insight gained from my career and “time in life”.

Thanks for having me,

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Old 05-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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Welcome and good luck with your endeavor. Thanks for your service *Tips Hat*
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Hi Jim. Good luck. Some real tightwads in cochise county. Make sure you don't get caught up in the race to the bottom.
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Welcome.

Equestrian barns are fun and often lucrative, imo.
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Hi Jim. Good luck. Some real tightwads in cochise county. Make sure you don't get caught up in the race to the bottom.
Yes, it's amazing how things went truly from boon to bust in SV. Thanks for the welcome.
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Equestrian barns are fun and often lucrative, imo.
Yes, I agree. It's amazing how many people are moving to my area from west of here (CA) and are building some pretty impressive barns/facilities. Some of these folks are so adamant about it that they are building apartments into their barns and living in them until their house gets built.
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So Elgin is growing? haven't done anything in Elgin/ sonoita in a while.

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