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Old 01-31-2018, 08:34 PM   #21
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Did the Drywallers use a spoon??
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:35 PM   #22
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I know you didn't do it.

And, I know BlackTop didn't do it either. He's in Virginia.

But he's the one who threw a hissy-fit because I said it looked like Helen Keller had done the work.

I mean this in the nicest possible way, and I'm only trying to help, but based on this thread and the concrete slab thread, I think that if you want to start GC'ing projects, you have a few things to learn.

You need to brush up on the other phases of work. You need to know the other trades as well as the specialty guys. No, you won't be as good or fast as them on installs, but you need a depth of knowledge about them.

And you need to get a handle on both the client, and the subs. You can't run a professional remodel with the client dictating hours worked, schedules, hiring their own subs, supplying materials, and so on. If you are the GC, EVERYONE on that project works for you. You order, you schedule, you supply materials, etc., or you don't bid the work.

And qualify the clients.



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Yeah, stick to roofing while you wear a thong.
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Yeah, stick to roofing while you wear a thong.
C'mon, That was uncalled for.

Or did I mis-read something?


Might be some drama in madrina's life. But, I'm not involved.....




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Did the Drywallers use a spoon??
Looks like they used their foot.

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You need to brush up on the other phases of work. You need to know the other trades as well as the specialty guys. No, you won't be as good or fast as them on installs, but you need a depth of knowledge about them.
And you need to get a handle on both the client, and the subs. You can't run a professional remodel with the client dictating hours worked, schedules, hiring their own subs, supplying materials, and so on. If you are the GC, EVERYONE on that project works for you. You order, you schedule, you supply materials, etc., or you don't bid the work.

And qualify the clients.


Ive got that. I can drywall better and faster than most pros. I have a pretty wide knowledge base of most trades, and do the installs frequently.

But your hit the nail on the head about managing the project.

I give the customers way too much involvement. Some times there are things that I just dont want to deal with on a project. Other times like this job, it was 5 hours away in the hurricane zone and real contractors were busy and every unemployed unskilled dope phene suddenly became a contractor. Plus this chick WAS a FRIEND from 20 years ago.

Her husband was going to do this and that and I agreed to it because I didnt have the time or resources to do the whole thing. BIG MISTAKE. I shouldve stuck with plan A. Do the roof and leave. Thats what I did until she called frantic, getting divorced, living in her car and her husband supposedly was out of the way and didnt want anything to do with the project anymore.

I told her Id come back and handle everything, sent her an invoice and she approved it. We were literally pulling out of the driveway when she called and said her husband hired some guys to do the sheetrock.

I called the trip off right then... for the next week she had a meltdown every day about how nothing was getting done bla bla bla. She kept askimg when i was going to be there and i told her is the subfloor done? Are the floors there? Ill come when all that is done. This chick is such a drama queen she couldnt even call home depot and get the floors delivered. I had to do it, she didnt tell me she had placed 2 orders, she just gave me the order number for the one for 9 boxes. All she did was bitch constantly, about her husband mostly and how he wasnt doing anything. By the time i got there her husband had allotted all this work that i bought materials for and did the prep for to these hacks. Their crap was everywhere and inatead of turning aroumd and going home, I decided to try amd help her get it under control. MISTAKE 50

ended up being even more in the hole doing that because she didnt pay. When we left, the entire house was perfectly clean, underlayment installed and wood floors acclimating. The hacks pulled everything we did up and told the homeowners it was wrong. BS!

Weve been home for a week and the house is a total disaster now again and nothing of any substance has been done. Shes been posting pictures of her painting wos... she keeps switching colors and doesnt kilz inbetween and the color wont come out right. Duh.

Anyway. Never again. Its all or nothing from now on. As my dad always says, no good deed goes unpunished.






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Look what else they did. Ill tell u why later im too tired to get into it...
10 to 9. GC told them to do it .
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Seems like common sense has whittled itself on down these days .

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