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Forum: Business 06-18-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By LPG
I’ll echo and agree with the idea that...

I’ll echo and agree with the idea that Construction or hands on experience is not mandatory, but a few years of something isn’t a bad idea.

I used to work for a GC doing both commercial and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
Here’s a summary and what has eventually been...

Here’s a summary and what has eventually been agreed upon.

Too often we find threads with issues or questions to never be resolved. Here it goes-

Had to place last minute window and door order...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
Turns out “eating this” comes at a cost of...

Turns out “eating this” comes at a cost of $7,900.

Let the negotiating begin, no way in hell I am covering an 8k screw up on his end
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
KAP- Initial proposal was a RFP based solely...

KAP-

Initial proposal was a RFP based solely on plans.

Usually after my review, price is right, etc. window sub comes to verify openings for order. Which sometimes differs from dimensions on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
Sub and I met onsite to review samples and verify...

Sub and I met onsite to review samples and verify openings.

He sent proposal after our meeting outlining sizing which I overlooked reviewing since I assumed it was correct. I signed this proposal....
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
I was brought in after plans were approved. Archy...

I was brought in after plans were approved. Archy was courtesy of client. I understand I dropped the ball, and have acknowledged this could have ben caught by me. To a certain degree we count on our...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
Wish it were as easy as reframing. Our homes...

Wish it were as easy as reframing.

Our homes here are reinforced concrete. Openings are in some places 10” off. This home is a remodel with several openings modified for new Home layout.
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,810
Posted By LPG
I have never had a window guy not verify in field...

I have never had a window guy not verify in field openings, what a crock of ****
Forum: Business 03-12-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,676
Posted By LPG
So personally I am confused when books or people...

So personally I am confused when books or people say a 15-20% gross profit(not markup) isn’t sustainable.

My question is this- if you are billing for general conditions(on a fixed price or cost...
Forum: Business 02-16-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By LPG
Was using iCloud Drive for a while. If you are...

Was using iCloud Drive for a while. If you are using Mac products, it allows you to have(you pay a monthly fee) documents which can be seen across my phone, laptop, iPad- etc. pretty nice to have....
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,395
Posted By LPG
Alright so there’s some heavy comments here about...

Alright so there’s some heavy comments here about it being your fault, that you’re not qualified or they’re too good for the job you did. Some tough love here for sure.....and ok yes some ofthat may...
Forum: Business 02-13-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,649
Posted By LPG
Was speaking to a buddy in the industry. ...

Was speaking to a buddy in the industry.

This is a story we can all learn from.

He bid a job for about 20k in low voltage. Client said he worked out of town frequently, verbally approved...
Forum: Business 02-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By LPG
Depends on size of project. If you have...

Depends on size of project.

If you have absolutely no idea where to start, there is a book called “Home building contracts and construction management forms”.

Has a ton of different forms. You...
Forum: Business 01-12-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By LPG
So here is a quick recap of what we did and...

So here is a quick recap of what we did and experienced.

Went to a ton of seminars/shows/whatever you want to call them. Some of the 30 minute sessions were really a waste of time(sorry) but to be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By LPG
Modular building

I was listening to a new podcast about one mans predictions for the future of construction. Long story short he seems to think we are headed for large scale modular buildings,prefabbed away from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By LPG
as long as the "rebarb" is elevated should be...

as long as the "rebarb" is elevated should be good to go!

just kidding, but seriously if you are a General Contracor, reach out to your shell guy and get his thoughts.

if you are a homeowner...
Forum: Business 08-07-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By LPG
I have been starting to feel like the minority...

I have been starting to feel like the minority with not wanting to adopt this policy (as a GC).

I have been hearing more and more(maybe asking others more questions on the matter) that it is the...
Forum: Tiling 04-04-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By LPG
"Glass" mosaic tile (problems)

I don't have a question, just wanted to voice some frustrations we had with some glass mosaics. The tiles are a mix of clear glass, with some marble pieces mixed in.

The biggest problems we had...
Forum: Drywall 03-21-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 30,695
Posted By LPG
thanks for replies. was probably overthinking it....

thanks for replies. was probably overthinking it. just had the thought of walls crumbling and it didn't sit well.
Forum: Business 02-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,751
Posted By LPG
The more I wrote on the post, the more I began to...

The more I wrote on the post, the more I began to realize it all boiled down to responsible RESPONSIVE subs and guys on site.

Easier said than done....
Forum: Business 02-03-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,751
Posted By LPG
I mentioned that I am / will be the GC on the...

I mentioned that I am / will be the GC on the job. 95% of trades are subbed(pretty typical for my area.)

I know it is much different for the trades to travel a longer distance because they will...
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