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Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,912
Posted By RenaissanceR
Too Long

I had one "client" get back to me 2 years after I gave them an estimate. Told them estimates are good for 30 days and subject to re-negotiation. They failed to understand things like inflation,...
Forum: Technology 10-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By RenaissanceR
Collection Agencies

Some nefarious collection agencies are known to use "Caller id spoofing" to harass people who owe. Not much can be done about it either.

J
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,676
Posted By RenaissanceR
Ordering Process doesn't work

Was doing a tile job, and the local HD was out of the tile I needed. "no problem" they said, We'll call the nearest store (18 miles away) and you can pick it up. Fine, drove to the other HD, waited...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,118,818
Posted By RenaissanceR
Door Restoration - 1865 Victorian Residence

Restoration of front doors of 1865 Victorian residence. Doors hadn't been worked on for at least 30 years IMHO - Joe

http://www.renaissancerestorations.com/portfolio/lhbradford/lhbradford.htm
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Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,118,818
Posted By RenaissanceR
Van Mod's

Something different. Got tired of riding in an unfinished work van, so spent a few days customizing the interior. Major improvement in sound reduction also. Work is 98% complete as of last week.
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Forum: Technology 09-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,904
Posted By RenaissanceR
Forced Upgrades...

Came across this this morning, I know a few people who have got this "you will love this upgrade!" message also...messed up their systems also.
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Forum: Technology 08-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,989
Posted By RenaissanceR
Upgraded my TOSHIBA laptop and a DELL desktop no...

Upgraded my TOSHIBA laptop and a DELL desktop no problem. Tried upgrading a 2 year old desktop and failed, needs new motherboard....
Forum: Technology 06-29-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By RenaissanceR
Even scarier is I know of some places still...

Even scarier is I know of some places still running Windows NT 4.0 workstation and server. And these are business's...
Forum: Technology 06-28-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By RenaissanceR
Sticking with Win 7

Tried the upgrade path on a desktop system that is 1 year old and Windows10 would not install, said "not enough memory", even though the PC has 8gb memory. Microsoft's response was "you need a newer...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 88,995
Posted By RenaissanceR
Last Card I designed..

Currently used business card...

http://www.oldhousemechanic.com/business card.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,130
Posted By RenaissanceR
Signatures...

On at least 4 old houses I've worked on, I've found signatures and dates on parts of the house. One was a door restoration in East Boston, under the door was the builders name and date (1874)...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,266
Posted By RenaissanceR
Take their time..

Or clients who get back to you 2 years after an estimate and don't understand the price has changed/gone up.

:censored:


JoeF
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,741
Posted By RenaissanceR
Furnace in my house is at least 50 years old, oil...

Furnace in my house is at least 50 years old, oil fired, runs fine. Neighbor had his taken out and a "State of the art" gas fired furnace installed. Broke down at least once a month this Winter...
Forum: Business 05-07-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,670
Posted By RenaissanceR
Still send out a few faxes per month, mostly to...

Still send out a few faxes per month, mostly to lawyers and Doctors. Get a few junk ones per month also...

JoeF
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,005
Posted By RenaissanceR
limited list...

Have VERIZON FIOS for my phone service and they only allow 10 numbers to be put into the reject list, which sucks.

:censored:
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-30-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,755
Posted By RenaissanceR
Amazon jumps into the Service industry...

Another firm joins the list...

http://www.amazon.com/services?tag=viglink28476-20

:blink:
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-07-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 143,653
Posted By RenaissanceR
Despite a formal cease and desist letter,...

Despite a formal cease and desist letter, Porch.com continues to use my trademarked company name w/out permission, and continues to ask me to sign up for their service. I guess the term "what part...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,118,818
Posted By RenaissanceR
Porch Restoration

My last project, done in the Fall of 2014, victorian porch restoration. On a more difficult note, due to a medical/illness issue, I have temporarily closed down my business as of 02/01/2015, and...
Forum: Technology 02-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By RenaissanceR
Irohnic...

What's ironic is these companies are NOT required to have any type of data encryption in place for customer data...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 143,653
Posted By RenaissanceR
Persistant...

Still getting several email inquiries from porch.com every week, using my company name which is trademarked, w/out permission. Cease and desist letter got no response either...

May have to change...
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 10-29-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,729
Posted By RenaissanceR
Moderator: deletion of account

As a result of a recent incident/phone call, I am formally requesting this account be deleted from contractortalk.com

Thanks,

J. Farrell
Renaissance Restorations LLC...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 10-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By RenaissanceR
Agreed, still the issue of the contractor having...

Agreed, still the issue of the contractor having no license/registration still exists...

P
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 10-23-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By RenaissanceR
The building is open to the public and gets...

The building is open to the public and gets regular visitors, plus there is a caretaker who resides there also...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,922
Posted By RenaissanceR
Try dealing with a 6', 200lb green iguana. Had...

Try dealing with a 6', 200lb green iguana. Had a client who had one,and one day it got out of it's room, forcing me to leave by the nearest exit. Now I have a "pets must be contained" clause in...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 10-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By RenaissanceR
Historic Property & RRP

Contractor I know mentioned he came across a restoration project on an old building from the 1700's being repainted/resided including carpentry work. He mentioned the contractor wasn't RRP...
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