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Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,718
Posted By kcremodeling
After posting this, I haven't taken on any new...

After posting this, I haven't taken on any new basements. I'll admit, I've had a lot of jobs that I didn't get. I found out that my prices were actually higher than another GC that subs everything...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,350
Posted By kcremodeling
Upper middle

Upper middle
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,350
Posted By kcremodeling
Middle class is still hurting while upper class...

Middle class is still hurting while upper class is doing better than ever.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,350
Posted By kcremodeling
From what I hear, they are only building high end...

From what I hear, they are only building high end homes, at least here in KC.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,014
Posted By kcremodeling
Plumbing has been pretty good, I enjoy the...

Plumbing has been pretty good, I enjoy the challenge. I have been easing into it by mostly working on remodels.

Still have the basement site and also a deck site. Actually set up a deck forum as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,014
Posted By kcremodeling
I feel like you have asked a question and you...

I feel like you have asked a question and you don't like the responses.

I have a little brother that is 17. I would never let him get into carpentry because I know that it would be a losing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,014
Posted By kcremodeling
There is one big reason that I wish that I had...

There is one big reason that I wish that I had attended a major college.

The most attractive girls will always go to a 4 year school.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,014
Posted By kcremodeling
I agree with the responses from above. I started...

I agree with the responses from above. I started my business at 24 and now five years later I can say that I probably should have waited another year or two.

It's not only about what you know but...
Forum: Plumbing 10-14-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,159
Posted By kcremodeling
Zurn makes a low flow urinal...

Zurn makes a low flow urinal (http://blog.kcremodeling.com/2012/09/27/low-flow-urinals-for-commercial-buildings.aspx) that only uses about about 1/4 of a gallon. The only drawback is that you have to...
Forum: Plumbing 10-14-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,846
Posted By kcremodeling
Gotta love them handymen...:whistling

Gotta love them handymen...:whistling
Forum: Plumbing 10-14-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 51,783
Posted By kcremodeling
Hey Darren, I think you may benefit from checking...

Hey Darren, I think you may benefit from checking out another forum just for plumbers...plumbingzone.com :thumbup:
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,428
Posted By kcremodeling
Are you gonna do the wallpaper next? :laughing:

Are you gonna do the wallpaper next? :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,109
Posted By kcremodeling
2 hours sounds crazy to me. I'm getting about 11...

2 hours sounds crazy to me. I'm getting about 11 mpg and spending $100 per fill up. I usually won't go and look at anything over 30 min out.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,392
Posted By kcremodeling
If everybody is right about being able to double...

If everybody is right about being able to double your prices, on this type of job, It might be worth the extra hassle. If not, maybe you triple em. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,433
Posted By kcremodeling
I drive a truck without an extended cab. I have...

I drive a truck without an extended cab. I have about 12" back there to put stuff so I built a wooden cabinet that holds my check book, ipad, bid book, and other sales literature. And when that fills...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By kcremodeling
I have never had a single job come from my...

I have never had a single job come from my facebook page, but it does help with SEO. And yeah it is kinda gay. :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By kcremodeling
It really depends on the size of the job. We just...

It really depends on the size of the job. We just finished a basement where we were the only bidder.

One of the basements I finished last year I was competing against 8 other bids and another...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,254
Posted By kcremodeling
I don't know if hiring on am employee is the...

I don't know if hiring on am employee is the answer, especially if you are having trouble keeping yourself busy.

When I had employees I would constantly be worrying about having enough work to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,718
Posted By kcremodeling
If I took on a job working for somebody else,...

If I took on a job working for somebody else, these are all things I would request or demand from an employer. So why should it be any different when I am running my own business?

Nobody wants to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,718
Posted By kcremodeling
I think that this may illustrate some of the...

I think that this may illustrate some of the problem I am dealing with here. You think I'm getting rich off $35K but that's nowhere near the case. The guy that bid it at $25K probably thinks he is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,718
Posted By kcremodeling
Main guy went back to school, he had some pretty...

Main guy went back to school, he had some pretty serious back problems so he finally got out of the business.

After he left, I tried to train a new employee that didn't have any real experience...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,718
Posted By kcremodeling
Thanks for all the feedback. By letting everybody...

Thanks for all the feedback. By letting everybody go it has allowed me to take some real time away. I have had the last 3 weeks off and still am not quite ready to go back. :no:

I will bring on an...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By kcremodeling
What happend to $10/sq.ft ?:blink: The...

What happend to $10/sq.ft ?:blink:

The problem is that labor wages have gotten so low that there just isn't time to stop and think about what you are doing. It just has to be cheap and fast, and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,718
Posted By kcremodeling
Burned Out

Has anybody reached a point in their career where they were just sick and tired of the entire industry? I love the construction aspect of my job but I have a hard time calling it a profession because...
Forum: Plumbing 03-22-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,312
Posted By kcremodeling
More than anything it is a liability. If you...

More than anything it is a liability. If you damage the line than you must be prepared to replace the line and eat the cost. I just hope you accounted for that in your bid.
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