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Old 03-07-2019, 11:11 PM   #41
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Re: Surviving The Next Recession

Originally Posted by Jaws View Post
Depends on the situation for me. I will absolutely be slower then I should be and not lower my prices to keep the price Integrity in place.

I've also done what I've called buying a job, and desperate times, to keep a good crew in place. Only when I had really good prospects still on the horizon I just needed something to fill in. Otherwise it could be suicide, working 15 hours a day to do it. LOL

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Back in 02, my company did custom home framing. Had a crew of 7 guys I didn't want to lose. So I ran an ad to try and pick up a deck job or two to keep them busy. Well the phone rang off the hook and it was a direction I never thought I'd be taking. It paved the path for my business today and I never looked back.

I'm very happy I didn't just lay down. The decking industry has been much better to me then framing. Here in Cali framing is very competitive with many framing businesses around. Decking is a niche with no competition when it comes to my business.



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