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Forum: Business 01-10-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By eastcoastjoe
We actually have a ton of that around here. Legit...

We actually have a ton of that around here. Legit company's that just get a sf price per deck or porch. The builders have 10-15 houses going always. It's not lucrative IMO, but you can keep a 4 man...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-10-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By eastcoastjoe
No, I don't advertise and refuse to finish my...

No, I don't advertise and refuse to finish my website. Only leads I seem to get from the like are new homeowners with pipe dreams. I love asking for a budget and get the "I don't know", then you send...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-10-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 19,548
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Very impressive Mike! As bad as your fall was,...

Very impressive Mike! As bad as your fall was, this will be a huge advertisement for your company. "The guy fell and broke a hip and still did a fantastic job".

I'm sure you will take care of...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-09-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 44,340
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Same, I've turned down checks and then had to...

Same, I've turned down checks and then had to wait almost a month for the bill to get paid. It's amazing how forgetful people are when the job is done. In the middle of the job at 9 p.m. that memory...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-08-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 19,384
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Just got the back pack vacuum, the guys really...

Just got the back pack vacuum, the guys really like it. Got the right angle impact, just haven't used it yet.

One of the guys got me the sub compact sawzall, it's fits between stud bays.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Get a lawyer, I would not advise getting in the...

Get a lawyer, I would not advise getting in the middle of this. Did the owners hire someone directly to do the gutters?
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Funny story about Norm, a sider I worked with was...

Funny story about Norm, a sider I worked with was on this old house. He shows up in a lambo in a suit and changed into his flannel. They were doing a segment on cedar shingles, weaver corners ect.
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By eastcoastjoe
You have to elaborate on this, licensed...

You have to elaborate on this, licensed electrician, plumber and HVAC on staff? If you need excavation or foundation? How big is the crew?

That's impressive, dealing with subs really makes me...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By eastcoastjoe
1. GC doing high end remodeling and additions ...

1. GC doing high end remodeling and additions

2. 0%, probably 15 different subs I used this year.

3 Give them advanced notice when jobs are starting. I give a email when I have gotten the job...
Forum: Business 01-08-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Yes, I have a rate for my carpenters and a rate...

Yes, I have a rate for my carpenters and a rate for my apprentices. As soon as they can be left on a job alone they are billed as carpenters.

I always raise my rates when someone gets a raise. I...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-04-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,848
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Sometimes??? I'm pretty sure he's a out of work...

Sometimes??? I'm pretty sure he's a out of work writer.
Forum: Business 01-03-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By eastcoastjoe
I have a hybrid method that works well for us....

I have a hybrid method that works well for us. Cabs, tops and appliances selected and ordered before we start. After that I give them dates I need selections. We're doing demo, they are looking at...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-23-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Agreed, most good excavators around here compact...

Agreed, most good excavators around here compact every foot of fill going back into the garage. Some builders don't want to pay for that and just hose it down for a few weeks. Those slabs usually...
Forum: Framing 12-23-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Yes, Hilti p.t. block to foundation to secure...

Yes, Hilti p.t. block to foundation to secure framing. Add a 2x or two if needed depending how far off foundation wall.
Forum: Vehicles 12-18-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,208
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Leo is about right. My plumber just got a quote...

Leo is about right. My plumber just got a quote on outfitting a promaster and it was 3k installed, a lot of shelving. For the one side I would think 600 to 700 would be worth it, just install...
Forum: Roofing 12-18-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By eastcoastjoe
I was doing a roof or 2 a year getting good money...

I was doing a roof or 2 a year getting good money (over 750 a square tear off and re roof). It wasn't worth the insurance rates and BS because I had to pay as a roofer all year, not just per job.
...
Forum: Vehicles 12-18-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,208
Posted By eastcoastjoe
If you have the $$$ the composite is much...

If you have the $$$ the composite is much quieter. I had a transit connect that came with shelving I swapped out. I found new stuff on craigslist the worked better. Very simple to install the stuff,...
Forum: Business 12-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,784
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Congrats man! Most people I know that took a job...

Congrats man! Most people I know that took a job love leaving work at work. I give it 6 months before you love the job or lose your mind. Hard to stay patient when you can do it faster than explain...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 44,340
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Sorry to hear Tom, takes a special type of...

Sorry to hear Tom, takes a special type of terrible person to steal something a man makes his living with. I guess you have something good to talk about at x-mas while everyone enjoys your baked...
Forum: Framing 12-14-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By eastcoastjoe
I can almost guarantee the wall was not on the...

I can almost guarantee the wall was not on the line when they sheathed it. Get out the sledge and hope they didn't nail the bejesus out of it.
Forum: Business 12-11-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By eastcoastjoe
I actually just met a client today to sign a big...

I actually just met a client today to sign a big job. Have been working with her for 11 months on this. 2 years is odd, but does happen in construction.

I'm with Jaws, anytime I take on a rush job...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-22-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,121
Views: 103,396
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Hey man, you tried! Still a bigger deal to work...

Hey man, you tried! Still a bigger deal to work with dad than either of us will ever realize.
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By eastcoastjoe
[QUOTE=hdavis;7657885]I believe that's very...

[QUOTE=hdavis;7657885]I believe that's very different from what we're talking about here. I had an old lady telling me how to do exterior paint prep.

Not really, had an expert give their opinion...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 19,548
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Damn! Leaks happen to the best of us. I was...

Damn! Leaks happen to the best of us. I was looking at the pics and thinking, that would keep me up at night the first few rain storms.

At least you didn't use the HIDFast system, that would have...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By eastcoastjoe
Just had one go the other way. Friend "If your...

Just had one go the other way. Friend "If your moving the half bath, why not add a shower in case the stairs become too much later on?"

Just sold a curb less shower with lineal drain.

Some of...
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