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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: 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: Marketing & Sales 03-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 203,094
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: Business 09-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
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, 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: 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: 1,387
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...
Forum: Business 05-01-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By Heritage
You're a GC? I would strongly reconsider...

You're a GC?

I would strongly reconsider this proposition.

Our modus operandi is to plan ahead and discard the leftovers on every job. It's hard enough managing tools.
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,404
Posted By Heritage
SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY That's job #1 for...

SAFETY
SAFETY
SAFETY

That's job #1 for any new fella on the job site. Before anything else, get yourself in the mindset of SAFETY FIRST.

Something like 75% of accidents and injuries occur to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,747
Posted By Heritage
Cost plus. Payments ahead of work or no work. ...

Cost plus.
Payments ahead of work or no work.
I don't finance other people's projects.
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,226
Posted By Heritage
Tips: 1) A decent camera. Doesn't have to be...

Tips:

1) A decent camera. Doesn't have to be professional photography grade, but at least something with good resolution. Cell phone pics don't qualify.

2) Take LOTS of pics. Out of 50 pics, I...
Forum: Business 08-25-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,816
Posted By Heritage
This is probably the biggest challenge "high end"...

This is probably the biggest challenge "high end" contractors face.

First, let's establish that everyone and their grandmother thinks/believes they are the bee's knees of delivering quality and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Heritage
"Construction" is a big umbrella. So when you say...

"Construction" is a big umbrella. So when you say you want to "get into construction" you're leaving a ton of room for interpretation.

Since you have maintenance experience and grew up around...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,113
Posted By Heritage
In the last 6 months I've hired/fired 7 general...

In the last 6 months I've hired/fired 7 general labourers.

For everything from stealing, talking on the BB all day long, wearing their Ipod while working, lazy, cheating their hours, etc.

The...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-28-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,798
Posted By Heritage
A "sales presentation", in the structured and...

A "sales presentation", in the structured and scripted sense IMO does not marry well when you are selling a service.

A sales presentation is good for a product.

In a sense, every time we enter...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,856
Posted By Heritage
Another +1 on NOT approaching the boss with your...

Another +1 on NOT approaching the boss with your speculation/suspicions.

I see no good coming from it.

Look for another job as a back up chute. Keep it to yourself.
Forum: Business 06-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,069
Posted By Heritage
What Griz said. I'll add this: As a guy that...

What Griz said.

I'll add this: As a guy that does mostly Cost Plus, I'll explain the dynamic.

BENEFITS TO THE CLIENT:

-Transparency. Probably the #1 reason clients choose cost-plus. They can...
Forum: Business 06-24-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,032
Posted By Heritage
"My guy should be there between X and Y p.m.....

"My guy should be there between X and Y p.m.. What's the best number to reach you at? He will probably call before he heads out".

Call. No answer. Don't show up.

"I called, you didn't answer"....
Forum: Business 06-18-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,356
Posted By Heritage
Around 5 years ago, my wife bought me a book...

Around 5 years ago, my wife bought me a book called "Blue Ocean strategy". Many of you are familiar with this title. I tried to read it. It's not an enjoyable read and probably got through half the...
Forum: Business 05-29-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,990
Posted By Heritage
Either T&M isn't going the way he...

Either T&M isn't going the way he planned/expected or he thinks you're not that good of a drywaller and for what he's paying you he can find professional drywallers that will do it better/faster.
...
Forum: Business 05-28-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By Heritage
EXPERIENCE doing the actual work is probably the...

EXPERIENCE doing the actual work is probably the #1 tool to successful estimating.

Then you have to know the labour output of your employees.

Factor in site conditions, logistics, scheduling,...
Forum: Business 05-28-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,391
Posted By Heritage
What a lot of contractors don't understand is...

What a lot of contractors don't understand is that a lot of people in general DON'T LIKE PAYING THEIR BILLS/DEBTS/OBLIGATIONS.

Would you pay your visa/AE/Mastercard/Loan/other bills if you...
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