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Forum: Electrical 01-12-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,884
Posted By KG007
Yep, those damned revenuers and gubermint...

Yep, those damned revenuers and gubermint bureaucrats ruin everything, don't they? Why, they even keep trying to shut down stills and tax corn squeezin's around here!
Forum: Electrical 01-11-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,884
Posted By KG007
Solar panels in 1971 were very different from...

Solar panels in 1971 were very different from today. They wore out in a few years and their useful life was over long before I ever bought the house. They powered a solar water heat exchange unit,...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,878
Posted By KG007
Okay, I've Had It

So we've always gotten a bunch of whacko people walking in with stupid ideas or questions trying to get over cheap. I've faced facts, I'm a nut magnet. (It's not my fault.)

But it's getting...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,275
Posted By KG007
Just "dollars" doesn't tell you much. A 1-2 man...

Just "dollars" doesn't tell you much. A 1-2 man business that is mostly labor and an average job is a month is busy if they are on a job now and have one waiting. If you need 1,000 jobs a year to...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By KG007
I'm just glad to see that in the best tradition...

I'm just glad to see that in the best tradition of contractors selling their services that the price continues to be bid down till no one can make anything, even on a scam!
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-13-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By KG007
I think Bonnie has a good point. But that has...

I think Bonnie has a good point. But that has been discussed over and over on this web site as to what constitutes a good ad. And there is no rule except - find one that works.

It can be cheesy....
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,528
Posted By KG007
We don't use illegal labor. Glad to use LEGALS...

We don't use illegal labor. Glad to use LEGALS with skills regardless of ethnic background.

If the courts or Congress or the Executive branch, of WHICHEVER party would enforce immigration laws,...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,528
Posted By KG007
Beanface: People are NOT supposed to support...

Beanface: People are NOT supposed to support themselves and a family on minimum wage. The key word here is MINIMUM.

That's what we should pay entry level unskilled people as they come into the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-29-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,528
Posted By KG007
Electric, Here are a couple issues you are...

Electric, Here are a couple issues you are missing. In theory, the entire world would become one big "balanced system" and everyone would be paid the same for the same skills.

But there are...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-21-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,528
Posted By KG007
Somewhere between 80-90% of what we sell is...

Somewhere between 80-90% of what we sell is American made. I'm going to start pushing that aspect more.

But we all know a lot of what is made in the U.S. is just as much junk as the junk made in...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,099
Posted By KG007
Actually you can, but ...

Actually, you CAN polish a turd, it turns out! I saw them do it on Myth Busters. But in the end, it's still a turd.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,442
Posted By KG007
My Conclusion

Okay, here's my conclusion. The economy sucks and people are so scared that most people overwhelmingly have cut back and decided to not do a major project (major being relative, anything from $75 to...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,954
Posted By KG007
No great segments

Ewa:

I would say my jobs overwhelmingly are people who want the house updated for their own personal use. I perceive my primary market as the homeowner who cares about their house and who has...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-30-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,954
Posted By KG007
Somewhere in between

Mike, sorry to hear about your father. Best wishes for him and all the others you are working with that are in such difficult medical situations.

Ewa, you make some good points, but I hope you...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-28-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,954
Posted By KG007
Efficient vs throwing money at it

Ewa:

I think you have some nice ideas, and I'm not dismissing them (though I think the giving it away for free won't get you squat). You are talking about a long-term way for people to recognize...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-30-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,177
Posted By KG007
Door hanger jobs

I use radio, direct mail, newspaper inserts, have used TV, but door hangers are my primary method.

NOTHING worked last summer and this spring has the same feel. HOWEVER, in the last year or so...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-21-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,722
Posted By KG007
In the eye of the beholder

Tacky is in the eye of the beholder. Most people I talk to don't mind them at all, especially if they are reasonably well presented. That doesn't mean you have to spend big money on them. I find a...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-20-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,722
Posted By KG007
Re-hashing old argument

This topic turned into a vicious argument about this time last year. Some people don't like door hangers - or direct mail - or stupid TV commercials - or radio, or anything else. Reality is,...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-16-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,462
Posted By KG007
Sounds cheap

None of my business and I obviously haven't seen it and would have to get at least my painter to look at it too if it was around here and I was quoting. BUT you sound really on the cheap side to me....
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-16-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,462
Posted By KG007
From a cabinet guy

Okay, I'm a flooring and cabinet guy with a paint crew, not a painter. Here's my 2 cents.

You can NEVER paint a cabinet on site to make it look like an opaque finish on a nice cabinet done in the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-08-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,537
Posted By KG007
Growing into bankruptcy

Well, all sorts of opinions here. So I'll add mine.

Anybody who doesn't think it is a tough economy pretty much all over isn't facing facts. And anybody who doesn't think there are certain...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-13-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,461
Posted By KG007
If you feel like trying it...

Got to disagree some with a lot of the postings. First of all, NOTHING I'm trying is working right now. But if you feel you have to try I think the cost per impression is a hell of a lot better than...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-14-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,143
Posted By KG007
Not my cup of tea

Have to agree with DPCII. I didn't care for it. Motto, while it may express your thoughts, is kind of the general gobblygook we see all the time and automatically tune out. Thought the logo...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-13-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,610
Posted By KG007
Any suggestions on changing/refining marketing message?

OK, the locality I'm in is dead dead dead for most contracting related trades. (We do flooring/cabinets/kitchen & bath remodels.) Thousands of door hangers with no results, though historically we...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 05-31-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 44,250
Posted By KG007
Suggestions on lines

I started in flooring using a mobile showroom. After two years I switched to a conventional showroom and added cabinets around that time. I think they are a natural fit. I don't know how cabinets...
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