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Forum: Business 11-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Posted By huggytree
if your only selling 10% of your bids your not...

if your only selling 10% of your bids your not qualifying people at all

anything less than 40-50% success to me means you need to ask more questions and throw out some prices over the phone to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,003
Posted By huggytree
ive rarely if ever seen a house w/o a tub.....i...

ive rarely if ever seen a house w/o a tub.....i wouldnt buy a house w/o a tub

its got to be less than 1% of houses have no tub.....it has to hurt resale

no one with kids would ever buy the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,343
Posted By huggytree
ive always loved being in the trades....time goes...

ive always loved being in the trades....time goes so fast...

starting my own business was the best decision i ever made....i love being my own boss and consider it a game to be successful...i push...
Forum: Plumbing 11-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,071
Posted By huggytree
noritz is a high end brand name for that...

noritz is a high end brand name

for that price i assume its not a condensing unit? i charge $3500+ for them...they are the newest/most efficient(98%), but im not sure if Noritz has them....i know...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 77,544
Posted By huggytree
most GC's only seem to be looking for the lowest...

most GC's only seem to be looking for the lowest prices subs that are able to complete the work....not the best subs....and im sure they are doing it because the homeowners demand lower prices....
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Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,979
Posted By huggytree
id be truthful.....if a bath remodel is going to...

id be truthful.....if a bath remodel is going to end a marriage then that marriage should end anyways....help the couple out and get them divorced as quickly as possible so they can move on.....other...
Forum: Business 10-31-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,207
Posted By huggytree
i have actually told a customer to his face when...

i have actually told a customer to his face when he asked for a discount----if the job went worse than expected could i charge you more?......that one didnt go well and the customer turned into my...
Forum: Business 10-26-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,633
Posted By huggytree
if a customer would ask me about a competitor id...

if a customer would ask me about a competitor id be truthful

sometimes i tell them 'im a remodeling plumber and they are more into service....so i know what im doing because its what i specialize...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,556
Posted By huggytree
i typically markup materials 50%...on T&M jobs...

i typically markup materials 50%...on T&M jobs its 100%

on larger jobs that are bid there's an incentive to get done early = make extra profit

on T&M there is no extra profit that way so i...
Forum: Plumbing 10-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,946
Posted By huggytree
locate the water shut off before you...

locate the water shut off before you start....keep a pipe cutter and shark bites handy

some demo crews never hit pipes, some do every time.....look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do ...
Forum: Business 10-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,596
Posted By huggytree
it gives you shiny hair and removes tarter from...

it gives you shiny hair and removes tarter from your teeth
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,393
Posted By huggytree
are you angry with the customers or the side...

are you angry with the customers or the side jobbers?

i think its 100% a customer issue

i used to say 50% of people shop by price alone.....i do admit that % may have risen to 60%+.....it still...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,393
Posted By huggytree
people have to feed their families...if they are...

people have to feed their families...if they are laid off what else are they going to do...i have a relative who has done side job handyman stuff for years...he's a drunk....he has called me to help...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,393
Posted By huggytree
they didnt steal the customer away from...

they didnt steal the customer away from you....the customer was never going to be your customer...he was always going to pay 1/2 price.....its more an issue of you qualifying him......

some...
Forum: Business 10-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,596
Posted By huggytree
maybe i meant $2.22 an hour.....too much pot...

maybe i meant $2.22 an hour.....too much pot yesterday

add $2.22 an hour = $400 a month

$400 a month x 5 years = $24,000.....enough to get a new van every 5 years with a good trade in...

i...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,371
Posted By huggytree
i dont work for a GC who wont sign my...

i dont work for a GC who wont sign my contract....ive had one that picked it apart and crossed out 1/2 of it before signing....he was very difficult to work for and only lasted for 1 house.....i have...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,613
Posted By huggytree
was this customer from India ? not to be...

was this customer from India ?

not to be racist, but people from other cultures are the ones i always get this crap from.....i think just about every Indian customer has asked me for discounts or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,600
Posted By huggytree
the guy is an outdoors men and farmer...he owned...

the guy is an outdoors men and farmer...he owned a trailer up north where he goes on weekends w/o running water....the guy pees in bushes more than he pees in toilets.

i think the problem has...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 77,544
Posted By huggytree
if there truly is a shortage then the prices...

if there truly is a shortage then the prices should rise as businesses try to steal good employees away from others.......supply and demand

i dont see the shortage here.....the economy has been...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 22,428
Posted By huggytree
im a glass 1/2 empty person....when im at work...

im a glass 1/2 empty person....when im at work around customers i act like a glass 1/2 full person...i try to be positive......when i answer the phone around my wife she always says how much nicer...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,475
Posted By huggytree
its just me and 1 part time helper....im the...

its just me and 1 part time helper....im the boss...i make the rules....i dont work on weekends or nights...if a customer wants to see me its during normal work hours..typically at the beginning or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,386
Posted By huggytree
if the world goes to crap and stocks become worth...

if the world goes to crap and stocks become worth $0 = what are your properties worth if everyone is broke? maybe not $0, but much less if no one is buying

problem with properties is it takes...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,386
Posted By huggytree
i use a SEP IRA....its 100% tax deductable and i...

i use a SEP IRA....its 100% tax deductable and i can put 25% of my income up to $52k a year into it....right now im in a high tax rate....when i retire ill be in a low bracket.....so i save it tax...
Forum: Business 09-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783
Posted By huggytree
i still swipe with 1970's carbons

i still swipe with 1970's carbons
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By huggytree
as a plumber who installs many cooktops im always...

as a plumber who installs many cooktops im always shocked at how the cabinet shops dont leave space for them....i started to put the hookups in the cabinet next door and simply run the flex line at a...
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