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Old 09-22-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hello From Another Newbie!


Hello Everyone,

I just joined Contractor Talk after reading many postings and being a part of the Linked In group.

It is a pleasure to be part of a community that honors contractors and the contribution we make everyday.

Having grown up in a construction family and spending many wonderful years as a Journeyman Plumber (I passed the Washington State PL01 exam in 1981) I truly understand what contractors are going through today.

A few words of encouragement. "This to shall pass". I have lived through a number of business cycles since the early 1960's and have owned and operated a few successful construction firms including remodeling and plumbing companies.

If history is a guide after each downturn when things improved it was the contractors who invested in Processes, Procedures and Systems during the slow times that made a LOT OF MONEY because they had prepared for recovery.

I encourage everyone to get ready because America's best days are still in the future.

If I can be of service please let me know and please respond to this post and tell me exactly what you think. Agree or disagree all comments are welcome.

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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Being a GC in residential construction all I have to do is think back to when the economy exploded around here which was around 1999-2000.
There was so many people wanting substantial amounts of work done on their homes that the architects couldn't find enough contractors to pass out blueprints to. It was unbelievable.
So the lesson learned by that experience is to keep your name in front of the architects in your area. Send them an email, brochure, postcard, etc. every so often so that when this current situation finally gets better you will be one of the guys who will have many opportunities to bid projects.
Also, take advantage of the free sites where you can get your business info onto. Try to get on as many sites as possible. There are a bunch of them. Just have to keep looking for them on the web.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
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Thomas,

It sounds like we have a lot in common.

And you are spot on when you said:

"So the lesson learned by that experience is to keep your name in front of the architects in your area. Send them an email, brochure, postcard, etc. every so often so that when this current situation finally gets better you will be one of the guys who will have many opportunities to bid projects."

I trust many contractors will head your advice.

May I quote you in one of my upcoming blog posts?
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:09 PM   #8
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Hello WildWill and Splinter Hands,

Thank you for your kind welcome! It is good to be among professionals like yourselves.

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Hello Achor Fence,

Thank you for your kind welcome! I ceratainly appreciate it!

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Thomas,

It sounds like we have a lot in common.

And you are spot on when you said:

"So the lesson learned by that experience is to keep your name in front of the architects in your area. Send them an email, brochure, postcard, etc. every so often so that when this current situation finally gets better you will be one of the guys who will have many opportunities to bid projects."

I trust many contractors will head your advice.

May I quote you in one of my upcoming blog posts?
You like me!!!
You really like me!!!

Absolutely can quote me.
Would be a tremendous compliment!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:02 PM   #13
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Hello RhodesHardwood,

Thank you for your welcome! It is great to be a member of this group!

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