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Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,349
Posted By Tiger
Maybe you could set up a payment schedule with...

Maybe you could set up a payment schedule with Phase 1 as one room and a cancellation clause after Phase 1 by either of you. Have an advance large enough to pay for the cost that room. The final of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,758
Posted By Tiger
You probably don't want to think about rabid...

You probably don't want to think about rabid raccoons and skunks. I find that an extension cord and couple clamp lights make crawl spaces friendlier.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,179
Posted By Tiger
Generally speaking a more "experienced" client is...

Generally speaking a more "experienced" client is a better client. I also get a lot of men that "would do it themselves if they had the time" so prefer women, in general. Women over 60 are golden.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Tiger
I stopped doing free estimates several years ago...

I stopped doing free estimates several years ago and recently adopted a minimum charge which has been working well.

For me the difference between a quote and diagnostics is:

Tell me the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By Tiger
About ten years ago I had a three car garage with...

About ten years ago I had a three car garage with a 10' ceiling built on my small residential property. It's one of the best decisions I ever made. I'm glad not to have to drive to a shop and I can...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By Tiger
Several years ago I wired a walk-in tub that...

Several years ago I wired a walk-in tub that turned into a service upgrade and some additional interior circuits and outlets. It was all good, but if I hadn't answered the call and started the job...
Forum: Technology 07-29-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,992
Posted By Tiger
I prefer contract, text or email any day over...

I prefer contract, text or email any day over verbal messages. Get it in writing.
Forum: Business 07-07-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,961
Posted By Tiger
Your adversary not only has your work to prove...

Your adversary not only has your work to prove their case, but also your post above. Who's to say what the refund was for since you didn't get a signed agreement? This is large enough for a lawyer....
Forum: Technology 07-06-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,979
Posted By Tiger
Always good to get a fresh perspective.

Always good to get a fresh perspective.
Forum: Technology 07-04-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,979
Posted By Tiger
I just looked it up and found TomsHardware which...

I just looked it up and found TomsHardware which apparently routinely has a builder's challenge. The lowest of 3 is $750. The 2015 came in a bit higher, like my Mac Mini. The Mac has an i5, theirs...
Forum: Technology 07-03-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,979
Posted By Tiger
OK so I'm a jerk for playing with you when you...

OK so I'm a jerk for playing with you when you have a serious personal issue. I sincerely hope the app works well for your son and that he can feel your love and affection.

I'm getting my adult...
Forum: Business 07-02-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,087
Posted By Tiger
Budgeting is the first step. The next is to get...

Budgeting is the first step. The next is to get your rate in line with your expenses. A "fair price" usually leaves contractors retiring with no retirement fund.
Forum: Business 06-01-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,226
Posted By Tiger
I break projects into smaller tasks. I have...

I break projects into smaller tasks. I have spreadsheets with those tasks on an iPad and iMac. At the end of each job, I check it for profit. Then I add the name and date of that project to the...
Forum: Business 05-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,169
Posted By Tiger
I didn't read all the previous replies. My...

I didn't read all the previous replies. My financial advice through retirement (I'm an electrical contractor by the way, not a financial planner):

1. Pay off debt, starting with higher interest...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,244
Posted By Tiger
...Collections...No! My experience was that...

...Collections...No!

My experience was that the collections company owned the debt once I signed with them. If I sued with my own lawyer they would take half the proceeds.

Anyway, this thread...
Forum: Business 12-21-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By Tiger
Several years ago I spent some time and about $1k...

Several years ago I spent some time and about $1k with my lawyer on creating a good contract form. I always considered it money well spent.

I enjoy reading other contractor's contracts. They read...
Forum: Business 12-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,449
Posted By Tiger
In 30 years I think I have had one stop payment...

In 30 years I think I have had one stop payment (under $100) and one bounce. My banker was very helpful on the bounced check. She suggested I have her call the bank that the check was written from at...
Forum: Business 09-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,785
Posted By Tiger
It's been a long time but it sounds similar to...

It's been a long time but it sounds similar to when a project was run through a title company...but at no expense to me. And I didn't have to share my banking account number.
Forum: Business 06-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tiger
I normally only give totals also. I know they...

I normally only give totals also. I know they didn't ask for a breakdown but that request would be strike three for me...the first two being an insurance job and a GC...but that just me. I do...
Forum: Business 05-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,168
Posted By Tiger
I tried reading the OP twice and my eyes glazed...

I tried reading the OP twice and my eyes glazed over both times. Having said that, this is the business section and the topic is estimating when their is limited experience or historical data. With...
Forum: Business 04-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,157
Posted By Tiger
People that finish each other's sentences often...

People that finish each other's sentences often take it to the next level.
Forum: Business 04-06-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By Tiger
Congratulations. It was the summer of '84 for me...

Congratulations. It was the summer of '84 for me and my wife asked "Why don't you get a real job?" as least once.
Forum: Business 04-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By Tiger
The easiest solution IMO is to get both their...

The easiest solution IMO is to get both their email addresses and communicate with both of them at once AND everything is in writing for future reference.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,855
Posted By Tiger
I've seen close parking also for pregnant women,...

I've seen close parking also for pregnant women, so maybe a pregnant veteran could park inside the store.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tiger
True. Although not written that way material...

True. Although not written that way material markup is often often a multiplier.
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