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Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-22-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,201
Posted By fast fred
0% haven't done a bid estimate or proposal...

0%

haven't done a bid estimate or proposal since February
decided it's waste of time, just send people a contract these days ask for a deposit and then I'll look at their job and provide a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-03-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,882
Posted By fast fred
surprised this place is still around pretty...

surprised this place is still around
pretty much every anonymous internet forum out there is on life support these days
every month or two I'll take a look around to see if anything exciting is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,660
Posted By fast fred
I think it's easy to get burned out in this...

I think it's easy to get burned out in this business, I am for sure

I'd go somewhere warm, northern az, new mexico, southern colorado, we just got a foot of snow last night. Yum.

Also, I'd get...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,479
Posted By fast fred
who cares working with your hands and doing...

who cares
working with your hands and doing physical labor is stupid
young men should keep those polished nails and pointy fingers that text so well
chicks don't dig rough hands, cracked skin,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,285
Posted By fast fred
I've wanted to call hundreds of people in, but...

I've wanted to call hundreds of people in, but don't. If you want to do that, I have no problem. Do it. I think it's a good thing. Just made a decision that I wouldn't be one of those guys...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,828
Posted By fast fred
I deal with HOA's all the time, pretty much 75%...

I deal with HOA's all the time, pretty much 75% of my work has to get permitted by an hoa paper work, butt kissing, rubbing backs, it's all part of the game, not a big deal really, just gotta play...
Forum: Business 07-22-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,361
Posted By fast fred
So much to say, I just love coming on here and...

So much to say, I just love coming on here and ranting. It's my other outlet besides my shrink.

The internet thinks they can corral, work as a middle man, and offer the lowest prices to the...
Forum: Business 07-14-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,499
Posted By fast fred
yeah, it's totally viable, the trades are all...

yeah, it's totally viable, the trades are all about the sales pitch, the contract, and the payment

if you can master those three things, the unlimited potential for success at your hands, be sure...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-02-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,070
Posted By fast fred
eh my avg guy makes 30 hr + 9 hr in overhead...

eh

my avg guy makes 30 hr + 9 hr in overhead (ins ue wc payroll expense blah blah blah) not including, supervision, shop, tools, pto etc
40 hr x 80 = $3,200.00 x 2 = $6,400.00

I don't think...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-30-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,070
Posted By fast fred
so I'll be nice, that is good work buddy, you...

so I'll be nice, that is good work buddy, you know your labor costs and you did your homework for materials

what's your margin of error? 4% - 10%
what's your profit goal 10% ?
what's your...
Forum: Business 06-25-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,000
Posted By fast fred
here is how I did it 1099 everyone, don't...

here is how I did it

1099 everyone, don't have any employees overhead is a killer
WC costs too much money, then you end up paying into unemployment, SS, taxes, then you'll need to hire someone to...
Forum: Business 06-05-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,375
Posted By fast fred
yes it is possible to do the question is, are...

yes it is possible to do
the question is, are you willing to surround yourself by people who have the experience and knowledge and on top of that pay them top dollar?

most owners will not do that...
Forum: Business 05-19-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,474
Posted By fast fred
I hate my job does it show? wondering why I...

I hate my job does it show?
wondering why I haven't given up yet
trying to be legit doesn't pay in this business
not at all
I'm finding out the hard way everyday
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,822
Posted By fast fred
no trust and love for contractors

Yo,

it's wednesday 10:30 am. I usually hate my job, today we'll see how I feel about it at five o'clock, I'm in my Pajamas still, couple emails, couple phone calls so far today, I'm totally bushed...
Forum: Remodeling 04-02-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By fast fred
I do alot of steam showers, the low end is about...

I do alot of steam showers, the low end is about 12k and the high end is over 20k

This is what I normally do:

typical poured pan shower construction with liner, 12 inches up on the sides,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,516
Posted By fast fred
ha ha ha I do lots of government work btw ...

ha ha ha

I do lots of government work btw
ha ha ha ha

LOTS! they take months to pay so you have to add in the holding costs, interest, the idea that I have to finance the job myself
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By fast fred
I wouldn't worry about it no one in the...

I wouldn't worry about it
no one in the construction industry has "employees" or has workers comp or pays payroll taxes
that's just too much over head, less profit, too much paper work, and all...
Forum: Business 01-27-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,063
Posted By fast fred
I want to charge for estimates. Been dying too. ...

I want to charge for estimates. Been dying too. But it just isn't going to happen, because no one else does, so the potential to loose a good client by asking for money up front isn't worth it.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-23-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,682
Posted By fast fred
my opinion cbscreavtive and motb both have...

my opinion

cbscreavtive and motb both have great ideas and are helpful, but contractors are rugged bunch, every year thousands of people think they can get rich off remodeling a bathroom, building...
Forum: Business 12-10-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,617
Posted By fast fred
that's the trick, making money off of others ...

that's the trick, making money off of others

I can't say I was making bank on day one, it took awhile to fine tune the expenses and costs and to finally make money off of them, which today I'm...
Forum: Business 12-09-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,617
Posted By fast fred
here is my deal your listed wages are on par...

here is my deal

your listed wages are on par with what I pay in colorado

I have 5 guys working for me

I spend more time being a social worker sometimes than anything, I've interviewed guys...
Forum: Business 12-09-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By fast fred
I deal work on lots of properties that are owned...

I deal work on lots of properties that are owned by an llc or owned by a trust, I have at least two jobs going right now that owned that way, someone is going to be responsible, just make them sign
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,106
Posted By fast fred
well here is my three cents don't bother...

well here is my three cents

don't bother getting legit, don't bother with WC, don't bother with payroll taxes, 1099 is the way to run in a business in america today, all because the gov't hates...
Forum: Business 11-12-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By fast fred
$500.00 per tread labor and materials x 16 =...

$500.00 per tread labor and materials x 16 = $8,000.00

Haul trash and debris to my shop dumpster $400.00

Contractor fee: 22% = $1,760.00

Total cost of project: $10,160.00

might be worth...
Forum: Business 10-08-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,333
Posted By fast fred
ok I've had enough

Anyone else over it?

I've been for years but I keep going cause the work just shows up without any effort on my part.

I mean I'm no saint and I'm far from perfect but at least I wake up and try...
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