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Old 05-05-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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i'm currently trying to decide what trade to go into my Father owns his own remodeling business would it be worth my time becoming a Remodel Contractor or should i look somewhere else?
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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Do what you love! If you like building, remodeling, and working with your hands....go for it.

With your Dad in the business, Im sure that will jump start you into the business. He will be happy to help you, Im sure.

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Old 05-05-2016, 08:50 PM   #3
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Lots of guys come from framing. That's how I got started.
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Did you ask your Dad how he thought you'd do????

He knows you and the local market much better than we do, I hope.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:58 PM   #5
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I'd have to say home audio type trade.
Technology will always advance where a 2x4 will always be a 2x4 but ironically isn't.
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I'm confused. Do you want to be a tradesman or a remodeler? If you want to be a tradesman, pursue a trade you are interested in, excites you and you 'd be proud of . For me, tile was attractive because you could be so creative.

Later , I became a remodeler, and having become pretty well versed in several trades (tile, hardwood and finish carpentry) and having worked around many others...I'm a better remodeler than I would have been otherwise .

I'm pleased you want to pursue either, and wish you the very best.

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That's a foot in the door many of us could have used when we were younger... Take the opportunity to work with him and see where your desire lands.
Might be forming, framing, drywall (:-D), cabinetry, or trim or flooring /solid surfaces.... Just try out out and enjoy the journey.
As long as you wake up in the morning and want to go do your job, that's all that really matters.

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