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Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,849
Posted By Bainbridge
I'm a millennial. We own and operate a...

I'm a millennial. We own and operate a profitable business, have 4 children, built a house, and own a rental. I know the value of hard work and as I reflect on those I know around the same age as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Hi
Views: 979
Posted By Bainbridge
Hi Tara, I'm Cara! My husband and I are a GC in...

Hi Tara, I'm Cara! My husband and I are a GC in Washington State
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bainbridge
Not sure what the state is doing, I do know the...

Not sure what the state is doing, I do know the school district our kids go to has shop class 7-12th grade as an option and even a career technical school if they want to enroll in that in...
Forum: Business 05-24-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,409
Posted By Bainbridge
We kind of do that, there are several outfits...

We kind of do that, there are several outfits that perform the same kind of work as us and we know from talking to them that we figure the same rates for hourly. I like to discuss these kinds of...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Bainbridge
I try to think of it as life/work integration and...

I try to think of it as life/work integration and that helps. I'm never going to stop thinking about the business because that's part of our life. The only way to truly get a break is to plan to be...
Forum: Business 05-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,782
Posted By Bainbridge
We are so special! And now required to provide...

We are so special! And now required to provide paid sick leave, yay!
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,887
Posted By Bainbridge
Hi Steve, fellow Washingtonian here. My...

Hi Steve, fellow Washingtonian here. My suggestion is to reach out and partner with a few electricians and plumbers and use them when you need them and I'm sure they'll keep you in mind when a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,078,740
Posted By Bainbridge
It's been a busy week :whistling

It's been a busy week :whistling
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,747
Posted By Bainbridge
Thanks! We really enjoy what we do :thumbup:

Thanks! We really enjoy what we do :thumbup:
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,747
Posted By Bainbridge
Define 'young' :laughing: We're 34 & 37 and...

Define 'young' :laughing:

We're 34 & 37 and seem like the young kids in our market. Saw the instagram account like one of our posts, I'll make sure to follow. We're @siemenswoodworking :thumbup:
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Bainbridge
Contact reputable builders and seek employment...

Contact reputable builders and seek employment with them. I still spend a lot of time reading and listening to podcasts like 'Modern Craftsman', seek out others that share your interest and always...
Forum: Business 12-19-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bainbridge
We are an LLC that elects to be taxed as an...

We are an LLC that elects to be taxed as an S-Corp and it sure saves us money. We work with an accountant to do our yearly tax filing and the arrangement works well for us. I think it depends what...
Forum: Carpentry 07-24-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By Bainbridge
What are your current wages? Minimum wage here...

What are your current wages? Minimum wage here is $11, we pay well over that. There is a real need for skilled tradesmen and a market for quality built homes with custom details. Can you grow a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-16-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Bainbridge
So glad you have a partner to be along side you...

So glad you have a partner to be along side you through this, I'm sure she knows you'd do the same if roles were reversed. Bless you & her and I hope there's nothing but good news ahead.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,143
Posted By Bainbridge
OoOoO, I like this one!

OoOoO, I like this one!
Forum: Business 06-22-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bainbridge
It's a GL audit. Never thought about the chance...

It's a GL audit. Never thought about the chance that I could get refund. Always difficult for me to predict the future when I talk to the agent for renewal.
The letter asks for a number of things...
Forum: Business 06-21-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bainbridge
Yeah yeah yeah, it'll be fine. Just needed to...

Yeah yeah yeah, it'll be fine. Just needed to complain somewhere!
Forum: Business 06-20-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bainbridge
Never had a claim :no: We have the yearly...

Never had a claim :no:

We have the yearly conversation of 'what is your projected revenue', this is where they request subcontractor information, ledger records for certain time periods & stuff...
Forum: Business 06-20-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bainbridge
Business Insurance Audit

Has anyone gone through a business insurance audit? I guess there's a first time for everything, but so far it's no fun.

One of the tasks "Please provide a description of all services provided...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,450
Posted By Bainbridge
Thoroughgood lace-to-toe. Get them nice & worn...

Thoroughgood lace-to-toe. Get them nice & worn in, then resole as necessary.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,143
Posted By Bainbridge
Every source I find is crazy low for the region &...

Every source I find is crazy low for the region & the numbers seem bogus. Just seems to give the general public the sense that new homes can be built for cheap. We don't do any spec houses, all...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-16-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Bainbridge
1) Read Markup & Profit by Michael Stone. That...

1) Read Markup & Profit by Michael Stone. That will help you figure out what to charge to have a profitable company. You want to make sure to have enough to pay your employees, the owners, cover...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-13-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Bainbridge
Welcome fellow Washingtonian!

Welcome fellow Washingtonian!
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-12-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
New
Views: 460
Posted By Bainbridge
I don't have information on framing to pass...

I don't have information on framing to pass along, but it sounds like you have a new business so I'll suggest Markup & Profit by Michael Stone, no matter what you do you'll want to make sure you're...
Forum: Business 05-30-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bainbridge
I met my husband after he had started the...

I met my husband after he had started the business, he did all record keeping & invoicing by hand and had a small business book keeper that filed the taxes & payroll. I slowly took everything over...
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