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Forum: Business 06-21-2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
I'm with Drift on the lien...I have seen...

I'm with Drift on the lien...I have seen contractors lose lots of money because they didn't know how and when to file liens ....liens work very effectively if done correctly in most...
Forum: Business 06-04-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Here is a huge tip . Take a few minutes during...

Here is a huge tip . Take a few minutes during your jobs to involve clients , show them why or how you are doing something, or what is special about how you do it .

It will foster respect and...
Forum: Business 06-04-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Beautifully said . it's usually self inflicted.

Beautifully said . it's usually self inflicted.
Forum: Business 06-04-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Yes, you handled it ok. I ll tell anyone ,...

Yes, you handled it ok.

I ll tell anyone , if you think for a minute that some perfect formula of math is going to solve all the problems , it won't ..termites , delays , changes don't do math.
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,460
Posted By AGullion
College. The cultural message has been to "go to...

College. The cultural message has been to "go to college and make something of yourself " rather than make something of yourself for 40 plus years.

Many people are in construction by default.
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,460
Posted By AGullion
I remember we did not have A D D, we had the belt

I remember we did not have A D D, we had the belt
Forum: Business 05-30-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Man it's great to see the big picture , and have...

Man it's great to see the big picture , and have an overall plan.

But, it will never be realized unless you can do the small things that comprise it :

Can you :

Sell jobs so that they pay...
Forum: Business 05-30-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
That's easy with a good accountant, and can be...

That's easy with a good accountant, and can be done ethically.

My advice is don't worry about all the numbers and details ...

Worry about doing each job well and profitably and paying bills. I...
Forum: Business 05-28-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Take a deep breath , talk to anyone you owe...

Take a deep breath , talk to anyone you owe money, and take it one day at a time .

You can win out here. ..and nothing teaches like pain.

You have your life ahead of you, so don't do anything...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,460
Posted By AGullion
Great post Small Town ...you are a smart guy....

Great post Small Town ...you are a smart guy. People like you, that are this aware, do really well in life.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By AGullion
A business that size has to have one thing...

A business that size has to have one thing installed : controls .

I'll tell you something else that's wrong ....why aren't the materials they need at the jobsite? That's a lose , lose , lose...
Forum: Business 05-27-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
I will say this though , Smith is aware some...

I will say this though , Smith is aware some thing is wrong , and that things aren't all they could be....and that is really good.

That means he's looking for a better way, and that is where you...
Forum: Business 05-27-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Frank is dead right . It's also obvious he knows...

Frank is dead right . It's also obvious he knows exactly what he is doing , and has developed a business model that keeps him where he wants to be .

I'm going to resay something Frank said, but...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-27-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 2,763,031
Posted By AGullion
It will, people notice. When I young, a guy said...

It will, people notice. When I young, a guy said to me .." People don't listen to you until you are over 30".... Ticked me off, but years later I understood.

Plus,we don't really have a brick and...
Forum: Business 05-26-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
There's one...friends, family , social...

There's one...friends, family , social acquaintances...tough territory.
Forum: Business 05-26-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
If you will commit to charging more, doing...

If you will commit to charging more, doing incredible work, being extremely clean , and giving awesome service, you will build a clientele that will wait for you , and pay you what you need.

It...
Forum: Business 05-26-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Jay is right. Also , learn to identify ECONOMY OF...

Jay is right. Also , learn to identify ECONOMY OF MOTION. this means they can decide, write a check, and get going . People that don't have that trait will wear you out.

Here are a few others:
...
Forum: Business 05-19-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Now, I may cross a line here.... But, she...

Now, I may cross a line here....

But, she likely wants you to do more because you left so much on the table.

Our labor invoices are about $7500 and up to do that , plus we make money on...
Forum: Business 05-19-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
1. Frank Smith is awesome. 2. One reason...

1. Frank Smith is awesome.

2. One reason contractors fail is they misunderstand overhead, and couple that with projecting profits they haven't yet made.

Here's a few truths:

You will have...
Forum: Business 05-13-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Every sub on earth needs that posted on their...

Every sub on earth needs that posted on their dash.
Forum: Business 05-12-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Ross has a point . Here's another take on...

Ross has a point .

Here's another take on it -

Small jobs, repairs and service work...a sharp, organized drywall guy could pull down some good money, and name his price, if he did that ,...
Forum: Business 05-12-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,386
Posted By AGullion
Smith, I have your answer If you want out of...

Smith, I have your answer
If you want out of the rat race, but I'm going to tell you, it takes a lot of effort . Here's what I did:

First, learn everything you can on how to do your trade...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,256
Posted By AGullion
I'm telling you . Wow . it worked out amazingly...

I'm telling you . Wow . it worked out amazingly well...They ended up hiring me to do a remodel.
Forum: Tiling 05-07-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 146,952
Posted By AGullion
The plethora of systems creates a lot of...

The plethora of systems creates a lot of confusion, and that leads to a lot of failures. Your best bet, above all, is to thoroughly understand what you are doing.

Even the manufacturers are often...
Forum: Business 05-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,866
Posted By AGullion
I'm amazed at how few responses there are to this...

I'm amazed at how few responses there are to this thread.

Sad.

We don't know. America has been so busy filling the corner office we forgot to train people to build it.

My experience? Be...
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