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Forum: Roofing 10-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,612
Posted By Grumpy
hook blades are for summer, winter is for...

hook blades are for summer, winter is for vacation!
Forum: Roofing 10-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,092
Posted By Grumpy
Had a potential customer call. her sister wanted...

Had a potential customer call. her sister wanted to buy a house with a cedar roof. I told her I would charge for the inspection. She asked if we get many hail storms by us because by her whole blocks...
Forum: Health & Safety 10-21-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,782
Posted By Grumpy
Anyone have a PPE log book that they'd feel like sharing?

Anyone have a PPE log book that they'd feel like sharing?

I have been wanting to make up my own, but haven't and I know I am running a risk if one of my guys get caught breaking a safety law. A...
Forum: Roofing 10-21-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,982
Posted By Grumpy
$1.28 per foot of 15" (6" gutter) .032 coil, plus...

$1.28 per foot of 15" (6" gutter) .032 coil, plus tax and pickup/delivery. Tax is 9.5%. I do not use .027. Since I don't own a 6" machine, I get a run out at 1.82. I can get it from a less reliable...
Forum: Roofing 10-20-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,375
Posted By Grumpy
I was watching the roofers at Roberto Clemente...

I was watching the roofers at Roberto Clemente highschool (I think, the high school in humboldt park) anyways, they were using a crane and it was like a 5 or 6 story building I think. The crane was...
Forum: Roofing 10-20-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,982
Posted By Grumpy
Cheat your insurance and cheat your taxes and...

Cheat your insurance and cheat your taxes and you'll make a killing.
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,427
Posted By Grumpy
I did the research and I do understand the math....

I did the research and I do understand the math. What makes it great is i will die one day and if I die before I turn 58, my family gets ALOT of money. If I die after I turn 58, I get some of that...
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Grumpy
Bid is not to GC, I don't bid to GC's. Eff GC's. ...

Bid is not to GC, I don't bid to GC's. Eff GC's. I work for the customer or I sit at home. In this case I am dealing direct with the Village.


But I don't disagree, your way seems better.
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Grumpy
Interesting. In my quote I wrote very similiar...

Interesting. In my quote I wrote very similiar but didn't write the rate. I wrote "Pricing based on Prevailing Wage rate for Sheetmetal workers published September 2011."
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,427
Posted By Grumpy
That's why it's great, don't put all your eggs in...

That's why it's great, don't put all your eggs in one basket. Precious metals were the place to be 10 years ago... You'd have tripled almost quadrupled your money. However if you buy precious...
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,649
Posted By Grumpy
$7 an hour is bankrupting you? On average per...

$7 an hour is bankrupting you? On average per roofer per year I will pay $10,000 just in WC not counting GL or other burdens.



Shop around other insurance companies, get your WC from someone...
Forum: Roofing 10-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,375
Posted By Grumpy
Pedestrian scaffold/walkway system. I come across...

Pedestrian scaffold/walkway system. I come across this in Chicago all the time and it is illegal to block the sidewalk, period, so the pedestrian walk way scaffold becomes mandatory on jobs like...
Forum: Roofing 10-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,982
Posted By Grumpy
No I am not happy. Have you seen my name? It...

No I am not happy. Have you seen my name? It takes alot more than words on a computer screen to make me happy, besides I had my answer long before you posted. I had my answer before I posted, but...
Forum: Roofing 10-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,982
Posted By Grumpy
Yeah John, long time no talk.

Yeah John, long time no talk.
Forum: Roofing 10-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,982
Posted By Grumpy
We're talking 6" Randy. $3.25 a foot? That's...

We're talking 6" Randy. $3.25 a foot? That's slave wages, even for 5". AND it is prevailing wage! I'm not sure if you read my post thuroughly.

If he can do 300' in two hours, but 500' in one...
Forum: Roofing 10-18-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,092
Posted By Grumpy
Stephen, as I said 9 out of 10 won't allow me to...

Stephen, as I said 9 out of 10 won't allow me to come to their house after telling them I will cost more than the insurance is willing to pay. My experience tells me that of the ones who say they are...
Forum: Business 10-18-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,427
Posted By Grumpy
401k may not be the very best decision if you are...

401k may not be the very best decision if you are a small business. If you have a plan for the business and you the owner make up 20% or $20k or something ($20 was the magic number) or more of the...
Forum: Business 10-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,840
Posted By Grumpy
Don't do it! I have never seen a partnership...

Don't do it!

I have never seen a partnership thrive. It takes a very very special two people to make it work. It seems to be harder than a marriage! I have never seen a partnership last longer...
Forum: Roofing 10-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,092
Posted By Grumpy
I should mention, I do not normaly like to...

I should mention, I do not normaly like to qualify. I say qualifying is disqualifying. For the most part, if they are in my area and want what we offer I almost always will provide them a propsoal...
Forum: Roofing 10-18-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,092
Posted By Grumpy
Here is how you qualify a hail storm customer, the Grumpy way...

So I got an email, and a phone call, that they want an estimate for new roof and gutters and that insurance is supposed to pay for it.

This is what I sent back:

I feel it important to inform...
Forum: Roofing 10-18-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By Grumpy
Maybe, maybe not. CYA is the name of the game;...

Maybe, maybe not. CYA is the name of the game; and I play that game pretty well. Let's just say I have not only one but two backup plans.
Forum: Business 10-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Grumpy
I actually plan to work on the job and pay myself...

I actually plan to work on the job and pay myself by the hour. ;) I don't normally work on the jobs, but for $67 an hour... Now we're talkin'!

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Roofing 10-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By Grumpy
With 7" I don't know. Imagine the weight on that...

With 7" I don't know. Imagine the weight on that roll of coil!
Forum: Roofing 10-16-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By Grumpy
I put an add on craigs list and suprisingly I...

I put an add on craigs list and suprisingly I already got 3 responses of people claiming to have 7" machines and will run out at the site.
Forum: Roofing 10-15-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
Alot of "I can't" attitudes in this thread. ...

Alot of "I can't" attitudes in this thread.

I have trained my kids that "I can't" is a bad word. You can do anything if you practice try and persevere.

SO why "can't" you charge more? Are...
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