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Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,044
Posted By Five Arrows
I don't trade dollars with customers. Everything...

I don't trade dollars with customers. Everything I buy is wholesale even if it is bought at a retail store. I mark it up and sell it at my retail . If I or my money touches it it gets marked up
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,118
Posted By Five Arrows
Had an employee whose wife called him every...

Had an employee whose wife called him every couple hours to know where he was. Hmmmm
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,542
Posted By Five Arrows
You are worth what you can get someone to pay...

You are worth what you can get someone to pay you. As long as you provide at least three time your hourly wage in profit ( not revenue ) you'll be employed If you don't there is always Obama care...
Forum: Business 05-22-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By Five Arrows
My contract is a constantly evolving document. ...

My contract is a constantly evolving document. As I buy another course at the school of hard knocks, I'll add language into the contract to prevent it from happening again

There are lines about...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,396
Posted By Five Arrows
Have your friend show you his bid and see how he...

Have your friend show you his bid and see how he is going to do it. If he really can do it and does a descent job then hire him to do your flatwork.
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Five Arrows
It is common for adjusters to leave out many...

It is common for adjusters to leave out many steps of a job. The program they use is called xactimate. For the case of the drywall the 45 is for a drywaller already on site with mud rock tape and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 84,728
Posted By Five Arrows
You have to explain that doing more will cost more

You have to explain that doing more will cost more
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By Five Arrows
I just got off work and a few that come to mind...

I just got off work and a few that come to mind are:

Looked like a horse ship omelet

Had the workmanship of a rock

Mother Teresa would have soiled herself

A dead guy could have done better
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Five Arrows
"Whole"sale. Buying the whole lot. If you need...

"Whole"sale. Buying the whole lot. If you need nails buy the fifty lb box not one lb at a time. It is much cheaper even at a box store. If you aren't ready to use that quantity of material and have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,910
Posted By Five Arrows
Money is a tool. It is a very important part of...

Money is a tool. It is a very important part of my business but not the only part. What is right or reasonable or legally possible or what an insurance co would do is not relevant at this point....
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,139
Posted By Five Arrows
I built a 600 sf master bedroom suite addition on...

I built a 600 sf master bedroom suite addition on my home for 24k I hired the dig out but did the rest myself. I always fed well those who helped me. And called the inspector when I had a code...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,383
Posted By Five Arrows
We were doing a trash out for a landlord. I met...

We were doing a trash out for a landlord. I met the former tenant and that was one ugly woman. In the bathroom buried in trash we found a gross of condoms .....the box was half used.
Forum: Business 04-14-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By Five Arrows
I pay a flat fee per referral unless the customer...

I pay a flat fee per referral unless the customer really isn't looking for work or has a contractor already. What I do with the leads is my own business as I always work with my customers for a long...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,323
Posted By Five Arrows
Why does anyone think that "paying your dues" is...

Why does anyone think that "paying your dues" is free. I bet you'll handle the next situation differently
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,321
Posted By Five Arrows
For me I know who I am. I pay a good wage for...

For me I know who I am. I pay a good wage for good work and target customers who want quality. I am NEVER EVER the low bidder. I tell the customer at the first meeting if price is what they are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,964
Posted By Five Arrows
My dump trailer was the best thing ever about for...

My dump trailer was the best thing ever about for my business it was a small one about 10 foot. It didn't take long before I was pushing the load limits and burned up an engine in my 1500. It's not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By Five Arrows
It is how id do it. contact the tech department...

It is how id do it. contact the tech department for the vinyl to see what they say. Attach that mat really good with hot glue every few inches or it will float.

Tile is out of the question? ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By Five Arrows
Amen I need to do a lot better qualifying the...

Amen
I need to do a lot better qualifying the client. You can lose money even on a job you didn't get. Here are a few lessons from the school of hard knocks that I have repeated this year.

1....
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By Five Arrows
Just had one myself. The customer gave me a list...

Just had one myself. The customer gave me a list of things he wanted in a remodel...so far so good...he also had prices and sources listed wanting to know if id match the prices... I told him I was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,660
Posted By Five Arrows
Just because we speak the same language does not...

Just because we speak the same language does not mean we communicated.

We filter what we hear and say through our life experiences. The same word can have completely different meanings to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,993
Posted By Five Arrows
I once helped an elderly couple who were getting...

I once helped an elderly couple who were getting hosed by their insurance company. For months she had the sample board of the replacement carpet she wanted. After I finally got the insurance...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,540
Posted By Five Arrows
I don't let my guys smoke in a customers house. ...

I don't let my guys smoke in a customers house. The biggest thing that frustrates me is all the lost productivity. I've been kicking around an idea: have as many smokes as you want, each one...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Five Arrows
Call a upper end granite shop and they should...

Call a upper end granite shop and they should have no problem getting the stone off there. They can also store it.

Don't focus on the problems, be the solution. What else does he need
Forum: Business 04-07-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By Five Arrows
As a general I pull a project permit. If my...

As a general I pull a project permit. If my subs require a speciality permit such as electric or asbestos abatement they are required to pull their own permits.

My project permit is florescent...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,077
Posted By Five Arrows
Talk to your customer. Resolve the problem. ...

Talk to your customer.
Resolve the problem.
Get paid

be thankful that you were able to buy a course from paying your dues on contracts for something small.
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