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Forum: Business 08-29-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,713
Posted By Heritage
That is so very sad. It makes me mad and feeds...

That is so very sad.
It makes me mad and feeds my misanthropy.

Thanks for the replies and insights.
It will take me some time to read through Chris' link on the Union collective agreement and...
Forum: Business 08-19-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,713
Posted By Heritage
I'll definitely love to talk business with you...

I'll definitely love to talk business with you any time you have time...I'm always kicking around town somewhere. I'll give you a shout in a few days.

But what you said about the union, I did NOT...
Forum: Business 08-19-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,713
Posted By Heritage
So far I've reached out to 27...and their...

So far I've reached out to 27...and their affiliate 1030.
Haven't talked to 183 but they're the next on the list.

What do you know?
Forum: Business 08-19-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,713
Posted By Heritage
The short of it...allegedly... PROS -A...

The short of it...allegedly...

PROS
-A trained and verified pool of carpenters to draw from (at least that's the implied notion)
-The ability to downsize and upsize as needed. Bigger projects,...
Forum: Health & Safety 08-19-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,541
Posted By Heritage
Me and my guys ALWAYS wear a harness when working...

Me and my guys ALWAYS wear a harness when working at heights. No exceptions.

A few months ago, I was doing a 3rd floor addition and I was actually just walking on the flat roof portion of the 2nd...
Forum: Business 08-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,713
Posted By Heritage
Going Union

Has anybody (as a company) transitioned from a non-union (in-house employees) to signing a collective agreement and going full union?

I have a dedicated carpentry company with currently 6 full...
Forum: Business 06-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,464
Posted By Heritage
boom!

boom!
Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 06-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 958
Posted By Heritage
Site Supervisor - Toronto

80-90% Residential
10-20% Commercial/Institutional
All throughout GTA.
Min 10 years experience.
Great pay, benefits, work environment, company vehicle + cell phone

Please email resume to:...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,239
Posted By Heritage
Good message OP. Two of the more difficult...

Good message OP.

Two of the more difficult parts of being the "boss" are:

A) Knowing/finding out how far along someone truly is in terms of career development. In other words, professional and...
Forum: Business 01-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By Heritage
Thanks Pcplumber. I know some of you have at...

Thanks Pcplumber.

I know some of you have at least dabbled in development projects.
From where I'm sitting, outside of the design/construction process, I'm a fish out of water on the real...
Forum: Business 01-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By Heritage
Transitioning into developments

Hi folks,

I hope everyone has been doing well and better.

Basically, I am in the process of planting the seed to find a partner who can come on-board and lead my company into developments. As a...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 203,093
Posted By Heritage
That Facebook Message from Matt Kent really...

That Facebook Message from Matt Kent really worked.

All of you dirty bastards have been "Liked" by yours truly.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

Thanks SirMixalot...YOU da man! :thumbsup:

Now go...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,158
Posted By Heritage
"Servant" is a derogatory term that people don't...

"Servant" is a derogatory term that people don't register well with.

But being in Toronto as well, I also see a lot of "Maids", "Housekeepers", or "Live-in Nannies".

Most of the homes I work on...
Forum: Business 09-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By Heritage
Price objections are raised for a variety of...

Price objections are raised for a variety of reasons.
The #1 reason relates to people's VALUE SYSTEMS.

The same woman who shutters at the thought of paying $75 for a consultation fee, perhaps...
Forum: Business 09-18-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,188
Posted By Heritage
:laughing::clap:

:laughing::clap:
Forum: Business 09-18-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,757
Posted By Heritage
SPEAKING STRICTLY RESIDENTIAL Most small...

SPEAKING STRICTLY RESIDENTIAL

Most small contractors fail because they are founded and lead by "crafts"-men and not "business"-men.

The truth is ugly but most of these so called "craftsmen" do...
Forum: Plumbing 09-17-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,964
Posted By Heritage
Number of bends in sanitary drain pipe

Hi guys,

A HO wants me to open up an existing L.B. wall and make it a knee wall with posts. Basically a "window" look.

I have a 3" or 4" drain pipe running in the middle of the wall (where I...
Forum: Business 09-06-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Heritage
Different contractors will have a different...

Different contractors will have a different interpretation of a "job journal" but I'm one of the more hardcore so take my approach with a grain of salt.

I.E., an average basement reno alone will...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 51,491
Posted By Heritage
NYC Carpenters to make $200,000 a year.

By Steve Payne - Canadian Contractor Magazine

The Big Apple is a pretty good place to be a carpenter. At least, if you’re a member of the New York City District Council of Carpenters union. After...
Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 08-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By Heritage
Lead Carpenter needed in Toronto (GTA)

Looking for a well seasoned lead carpenter for residential and commercial projects throughout the GTA.

I'm looking for a super-star. Good pay, good incentives, good work environment and room for...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-26-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,007
Posted By Heritage
There's a flip side. You can say "This is...

There's a flip side.

You can say "This is what I do" all day long but if it doesn't mesh with your potential client's expectations then there is a disconnect and the "potential client" can go...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,491
Posted By Heritage
I read a great book a month back: "The Wealth of...

I read a great book a month back: "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith.

I studied Liberal Arts, no business/economy courses (not even in high school). I was oblivious so I figured I'll start...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,891
Posted By Heritage
Gittar Dahn!:arabia:

Gittar Dahn!:arabia:
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,226
Posted By Heritage
Trim carpenter PROS: -Get paid for hrs worked. ...

Trim carpenter PROS:
-Get paid for hrs worked.

Trim carpenter CONS:
-Cap value on the value of your hourly output as determined by your employer(s)

Trim contractor PROS:
-The sky is the...
Forum: Business 05-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By Heritage
Why do builders/GC's not schedule projects in a...

Why do builders/GC's not schedule projects in a way that least impedes the sub?

Because builders/GC's schedule projects in a way that least impedes THEM.

And if scheduling a project in a...
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