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Old 05-10-2019, 08:45 PM   #21
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I could price the highest priced composite using the lowest priced composite numbers and still make good money. The money is in the build.


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Old 05-10-2019, 09:26 PM   #22
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I could price the highest priced composite using the lowest priced composite numbers and still make good money. The money is in the build.


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Margins aren't high enough here. This year has gotten to the point of ridiculousness. I was talking to my supplier just this week, and he was telling me some of these guys are bidding to break even just to compete against each other. I could maybe understand that through winter to keep food on the table or the guys busy, BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF SPRING????

And don't get me started with the "heavy hitters" out here (including the lovely deck franchise I'm sure some of you compete against) who hire subs who have their employees as 1099 subs to avoid work comp, unemployment, and all the other great things we pay for our employees.

Maybe I just picked the wrong time to get in business...
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Margins aren't high enough here. This year has gotten to the point of ridiculousness. I was talking to my supplier just this week, and he was telling me some of these guys are bidding to break even just to compete against each other. I could maybe understand that through winter to keep food on the table or the guys busy, BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF SPRING????

And don't get me started with the "heavy hitters" out here (including the lovely deck franchise I'm sure some of you compete against) who hire subs who have their employees as 1099 subs to avoid work comp, unemployment, and all the other great things we pay for our employees.

Maybe I just picked the wrong time to get in business...


That goes on all the time, get to where you donít need to compete for those customers
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Margins aren't high enough here. This year has gotten to the point of ridiculousness. I was talking to my supplier just this week, and he was telling me some of these guys are bidding to break even just to compete against each other. I could maybe understand that through winter to keep food on the table or the guys busy, BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF SPRING????

And don't get me started with the "heavy hitters" out here (including the lovely deck franchise I'm sure some of you compete against) who hire subs who have their employees as 1099 subs to avoid work comp, unemployment, and all the other great things we pay for our employees.

Maybe I just picked the wrong time to get in business...


That goes on all the time, get to where you don’t need to compete for those customers
You are 100% correct. Been working on that, but have found it easier said than done. Just have to get through the grind for a while until my branding starts showing some return on investment.
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Takes too long to install. Glad I only sell maybe 1 every couple of years. People here don't spend new car money on decks. I only make a few G's on the average deck so I like to get in and out as fast as possible.
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Not with the right tools. It's a breeze.


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Not with the right tools. It's a breeze.


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do you do bark side up or down? haha.

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This may sound wrong but you actually use less fasteners when boards are layed at 45 degrees framed with 12" centers.
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interesting-thanks for that. I just calculated it and the fasteners are at 16.97" if my math is correct.
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what type of blades are you guys running in your saws.


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Anything with less teeth. 24 seems to be the standard go to.


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