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Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,413
Posted By Gary H
The business's pays for it. Train your employees

The business's pays for it. Train your employees
Forum: Remodeling 04-23-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By iMP Contracting
You are def the home owner. Lol. But I def do...

You are def the home owner. Lol. But I def do suggest you talking to a professional on a project like that. Your opening up a can of worms.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-21-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,525
Posted By john elliott
I think we've both put our points of view, and I...

I think we've both put our points of view, and I believe there is a lot of common ground. However, as the part I've quoted is a kind of a question I though maybe I had better have a go at answering...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,051
Posted By Sir Mixalot
I bet he thought about that price and figured out...

I bet he thought about that price and figured out that he had under bid himself.:shutup:

-Paul
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,051
Posted By WarnerConstInc.
A permit to replace a few blown off shingles? ...

A permit to replace a few blown off shingles?

Did everyone here forget their meds?
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,051
Posted By rosethornva
Wow

Color me jaded, but I would not hire a roofing contractor without checking him out 12 ways from Sunday.

I think you're probably fortunate that he didn't show up...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,293
Posted By go dart
Do you give free estimates is often a...

Do you give free estimates is often a conversation starter for clients who call my business. That doesn't earn them a black mark
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-13-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,525
Posted By john elliott
I didn't see him telling anyone else what to do....

I didn't see him telling anyone else what to do. I've read through this thread and he's saying what he does, no more than that.

And he isn't giving anything away for free either, he is doing the...
Forum: Carpentry 03-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,819
Posted By katoman
A Future in Carpentry

Well there have been a bunch of posts lately all kind of revolving around a similar theme.

-no apprentices left
-the young don't want to work
-can't find skilled people
-can't make any money...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-11-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,525
Posted By azsky
I see a lot of bias on this site. Some of you...

I see a lot of bias on this site. Some of you seem to assume that everyone who is hispanic is Mexican, and every Mexican is illegal. My partner is Puerto Rican, born in Wisconsin, and speaks zero...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-31-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,917
Posted By genecarp
You make some good points, the bottom line is...

You make some good points, the bottom line is that markets are always changing, we need to be willing to change our approach to keep current and marketable, GMOD,
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-26-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,619
Posted By tccoggs
I don't think the number is 50%, but there are...

I don't think the number is 50%, but there are plenty of good DIY jobs out there that I have come accross. DIY's are working on their own home and are willing to spend more time on a project than a...
Forum: Business 01-26-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By mikec
I wish Connecticut would make it mandatory to...

I wish Connecticut would make it mandatory to carry liability.
I also wish they would make it tougher to get a license( although most of the low ballers don't have one anyway).:sad:
Forum: Business 01-26-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By oldfrt
:clap::clap::clap:Three cheers for our state...

:clap::clap::clap:Three cheers for our state taking a proactive course in a time when its badly needed!!!!

Keeping the playing field level so all legitimate tradesmen
have a better shot at...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-22-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,619
Posted By Shellbuilder
Cool My business is built around the do it yourself...

My business is built around the do it yourself client. Seems like everyone is in the roomn addition business and some of the most ridiculous junk is built by these guys. Cant line up the eaves, cant...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-17-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,175
Posted By Handymanservice
I'm late to the party but,

I just found it. We charge a 2 hour minimum service charge of $145.00. I don't care if we fix the problem in 6 minutes, the charge is the same. We ask them to prepare a list of items that they...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,965
Posted By wyoming 1
I couldn't agree with you more. I can see and...

I couldn't agree with you more. I can see and know all the arguments for and against education and educated people. The only thing I will say is I just read all 5 pages and I have never seen so...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,175
Posted By THEHANDYMAN
All just a mind game tell customer what they want...

All just a mind game tell customer what they want hear then hide the charge someplace else in the finial bill. They can brag they got some thing for nothing and are happy.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,965
Posted By odleo
I went to college before I got into the trade....

I went to college before I got into the trade. Probably the best thing I did.
Forum: Business 01-23-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 26,437
Posted By DavidC
If a customer is shopping it is important to find...

If a customer is shopping it is important to find out what they are shopping for. Many will mention price and breakdowns because they don't know what else to ask. Give them the info they need.
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