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Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-18-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,015
Posted By dougchips
"I'm thinking about downsizing what I'm hauling."...

"I'm thinking about downsizing what I'm hauling."

Food for thought, I was hit a few years back for 7k of my tools on one of my box trucks. A couple of months ago I was hit for $1500.....the more...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-18-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,846
Posted By dougchips
If you don't sell it....take it to a scrap yard...

If you don't sell it....take it to a scrap yard and get some $$.

On a side note...I've had great luck switching people over to Azek because I hate to bend coil and can communicate my love for PVC...
Forum: Business 12-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,405
Posted By dougchips
OP- you learned more than one lesson! Forget...

OP- you learned more than one lesson! Forget the Indian part of the lesson....they are good people and if you want to earn their business you will master parts of their culture. Focus on:
1. Not...
Forum: Masonry 12-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By dougchips
When I was a GC I would give my subs a little...

When I was a GC I would give my subs a little something ($100-500+)most years. If they made me money I would make sure they knew I was happy outside of normal contract stuff. Doing sub work I see...
Forum: Technology 05-29-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,995
Posted By dougchips
Good to know about the limit, I want to get one...

Good to know about the limit, I want to get one but have a 5k and then a 10k to run, I'll call them first.
Forum: Technology 05-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,254
Posted By dougchips
A lady by the name of Anya called this afternoon...

A lady by the name of Anya called this afternoon to say that they are working at getting the sites back up so people can move them to other hosting accounts. She's not from webfirst and didn't ask...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,125
Posted By dougchips
I subbed for HD for 13-14 years (3-4 stores) and...

I subbed for HD for 13-14 years (3-4 stores) and Blowes for 5? years (10+ stores). Whatever I made I paid out around 70% to sub most of the work out employing 10 give or take subs. The 30% profit...
Forum: Technology 05-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,308
Posted By dougchips
Congrats on the purchase! Others summed it up...

Congrats on the purchase! Others summed it up rather well but I'll add:

1. Stay out of the auto mode, it's like the homeowner mode (think homeowners guessing at miters). Start with AP mode and...
Forum: Technology 05-15-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,254
Posted By dougchips
I guess I'll join the list as well. Sites are...

I guess I'll join the list as well. Sites are down, e-mails not working and a little upset. I paid for 10 years on my primary domain but it's I think in Mike's name still (I think). I'll give it a...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-02-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 148,082
Posted By dougchips
I haven't posted here in a year.....maybe two...

I haven't posted here in a year.....maybe two years but I'll break that streak to add my 2 cents and to bump up an old thread. Larson storm doors are the worst engineered product I have ever worked...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-25-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,448
Posted By dougchips
I agree but shy of that maybe a doggy door?

I agree but shy of that maybe a doggy door?
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-25-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,448
Posted By dougchips
To expand on the mirror suggestion, how about one...

To expand on the mirror suggestion, how about one of the bent ones that distorts images like at the kids theme parks? The tiny dog would look in and see a giant dog and run and hide in fear. Either...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,889
Posted By dougchips
There was a thread on here or paintalk.com a...

There was a thread on here or paintalk.com a couple of years ago about one of those never paint again companies in southern MA or Cape Cod that went belly up. If I remember correctly, people had bad...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,688
Posted By dougchips
Freedom, for some reason my BBB has a link to...

Freedom, for some reason my BBB has a link to fill in your company info but when I googled your local BBB I could not find the same link. If you want a free listing maybe give them a call BUT be...
Forum: Business 12-17-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By dougchips
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: Vehicles 12-17-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,876
Posted By dougchips
My 2 cents: Every 3-5 years I buy a new truck or...

My 2 cents: Every 3-5 years I buy a new truck or box truck and have a $400 a month payment. Once I trade the truck in I start over with another $400 payment, it's a cycle.

For me (your mileage...
Forum: Drywall 12-17-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 23,527
Posted By dougchips
Not to sound like an idiot but what is the...

Not to sound like an idiot but what is the difference between wall board and ceiling board?
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,688
Posted By dougchips
Correct, I've enjoyed an "A" rating on there for...

Correct, I've enjoyed an "A" rating on there for years without paying those mafia people one cent.

IF you sign up for a freebie non member account be sure to fill out all of your info or they...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,283
Posted By dougchips
There is an update to the news story and a PR of...

There is an update to the news story and a PR of sorts from the company (google them in News). Reading between the lines it looks like they were cut off from their vendors which might answer why...
Forum: Business 12-17-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,997
Posted By dougchips
I only ran one of those leads this year and the...

I only ran one of those leads this year and the people ended up buying the house and had me install their windows and doors. I can't say the same about the other ones that I've run over the years.
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 12-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By dougchips
"a couple months ago" so, what have you been...

"a couple months ago" so, what have you been doing since the law came into effect? Or, since a year ago when all of this was announced? Out of interest (not knowing) does your state have their own...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-02-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,999
Posted By dougchips
I'll have to sleep on that one since I've never...

I'll have to sleep on that one since I've never seen two apples in my life. I guess it might be silly attempting to explain to a potential client that even though we are comparing apples to apples...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-02-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,999
Posted By dougchips
I know the question was not directed at me but...

I know the question was not directed at me but I'll chip in my 2 cents.

I love doing 3 things in the evening:

1. Spending time with my kids.
2. Selling jobs.
3. Relaxing.

Publishing my...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-02-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,999
Posted By dougchips
Let me see if I can explain my thoughts about...

Let me see if I can explain my thoughts about value and why that can justify higher prices...even prices over $1000. Let's say contractor A and contractor B both buy the same window for $300 and pay...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-02-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,999
Posted By dougchips
Not really, it's a perceived value just like...

Not really, it's a perceived value just like Andersen and Pella were before they sold their integrity to the home centers with their vinyl windows.
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