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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-15-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 593
Posted By Metro M & L
If you comingle funds is your corporate isolation...

If you comingle funds is your corporate isolation of assets compromised?

If your employee falls of the ladder and they sue the corporation (assuming you are set up to enjoy benefits of an llc or...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-07-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 540
Posted By Metro M & L
Why not cover the deck in 6 mil visqueen?

Why not cover the deck in 6 mil visqueen?
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-26-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,813
Posted By Metro M & L
If you want to rank on google you have to give...

If you want to rank on google you have to give them money consistently. Year in year out. 3k in ads for a new business ain't shi. It takes time to build a business; no short cuts.

Four ways to...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-16-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By Metro M & L
The 495 is a great pump. However, it is not...

The 495 is a great pump. However, it is not designed to run more than a 100 feet of hose really. If you do you'll burn it up pretty quick. You can spend a lot of time moving the pump, connecting...
Forum: Drywall 07-11-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By Metro M & L
All the real men are dead.

All the real men are dead.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-30-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,392
Posted By Metro M & L
I also firmly believe I would never have...

I also firmly believe I would never have succeeded in business without college. I learned accounting, marketing, sales skills, negotiation, research skills, demographics, etc etc. Really rounded...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-30-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,392
Posted By Metro M & L
If you want lending to tighten up make it so the...

If you want lending to tighten up make it so the banks and the university split the costs of nonperforming education loans. Basket weaving degrees would be over overnight!

Recently, my son...
Forum: Featured Articles 06-07-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Metro M & L
Its hard to spend money when youre working all...

Its hard to spend money when youre working all the time.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Metro M & L
They do it because people do it to them all the...

They do it because people do it to them all the time. They bid five jobs, get hired for two and one of them cancels the day before the project. Over and over and over.

So if its bid for every...
Forum: Featured Articles 05-01-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,470
Posted By Metro M & L
Fire my crew.

Fire my crew.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-19-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Metro M & L
I didn't sufficiently degloss once. Had to strip...

I didn't sufficiently degloss once. Had to strip every inch of molding, reprime and repaint. $4k mistake.

JUST DONT RISK IT.
Forum: Business 04-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By Metro M & L
I read an article a couple years ago that...

I read an article a couple years ago that recommended you never say 'your sorry' for delays. Thank the client for their patience! It sets an expectation for their emotional and verbal response.
...
Forum: Business 03-13-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Metro M & L
Also illegal and asking for fines, payment of...

Also illegal and asking for fines, payment of back taxes and litigation.
Forum: Business 03-13-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Metro M & L
You should be looking to generate AT LEAST a...

You should be looking to generate AT LEAST a thousand dollars a day in revenue for a two man team.

If you have a $25.00 an hour employee they likely cost $30 to $35.00 per hour in wages, taxes,...
Forum: Flooring 02-16-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Metro M & L
I save 20-30 percent on my belts buying them at...

I save 20-30 percent on my belts buying them at USSander.com. I get 40 grit belts for 4.15 and my local supplier usually wants 8.5-9.

Other than that an edger disc costs $.92 and finish costs...
Forum: Flooring 02-16-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Metro M & L
The costs won't vary much supplier to supplier. ...

The costs won't vary much supplier to supplier.

The amount of material your employees waste and/or steal will vary a lot. I would focus my attention on making sure your employees are efficient.
...
Forum: Flooring 02-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Metro M & L
One of my suppliers said they try and get 15% of...

One of my suppliers said they try and get 15% of revenue.

On sales of 275 I usually run about 80-90k materials and direct costs.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-01-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Metro M & L
Bought the dewalt 60v tsaw. I like better than...

Bought the dewalt 60v tsaw. I like better than the TS by far.

Cut on either side of the track.

Cordless motor runs smooth.

More cutting power.

Depth gauge in English units and factors in...
Forum: Business 01-31-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By Metro M & L
This is what a solid reputation buys you. You...

This is what a solid reputation buys you. You dictate terms.
Forum: Carpentry 01-22-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By Metro M & L
Watch Larry Haun's series on you tube. Read...

Watch Larry Haun's series on you tube.

Read contractor talk daily for four or five years.

Watch you tubers do specialty trades like drywall, painting, framing, flooring.

Code book.

Markup...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-14-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,184
Posted By Metro M & L
Around Portland walnut goes for 5 to 10$ a board...

Around Portland walnut goes for 5 to 10$ a board foot.
Forum: Business 12-14-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Metro M & L
You need to determine your rights and...

You need to determine your rights and responsibilities with the Administrator having Jurisdiction. In most areas this would be the construction contractors board.

Once you understand the...
Forum: Roofing 12-02-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,770
Posted By Metro M & L
I know a paint contractor that got lifts to paint...

I know a paint contractor that got lifts to paint a multifamily complex instead of setting up staging. End of the first week they rolled over the water main; shutting off water to 150 apartments. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Metro M & L
I think I would of offered to just supervise the...

I think I would of offered to just supervise the kid while he cleaned up his own mess.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-08-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Metro M & L
I'm a three fifty a rhombus myself. Square you...

I'm a three fifty a rhombus myself. Square you gotta pay extra.
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