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Forum: Business 05-29-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,287
Posted By fast fred
I agree it's a joke, audited by the state,...

I agree

it's a joke, audited by the state, audited by the ins company, I love sending my typical reply letter, sure i'm on it, I'm a small business owner I'll get to you when I can, if you have a...
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: General Discussion 04-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By fast fred
what are you doing different this year

Unless you keep changing, evolving, or trying to be better at what you do every day you'll end sliding backwards.

I'm always looking to do something better everyday. (even though I hate my job...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-03-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,883
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: 4,480
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: General Discussion 07-15-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,263
Posted By fast fred
when I show up to hot tub and he asks "why did...

when I show up to hot tub and he asks "why did you bring me beer"
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: Business 07-07-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By fast fred
I"m looking to go out on my own too and start a...

I"m looking to go out on my own too and start a contracting business
I think it'll be fun, the money will be great, and heck I"m my own boss!!

I really think it'll be so great cause I'm really...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,180
Posted By fast fred
working paper work working catching up my...

working paper work working catching up

my guys all wanted to work today, but I talked them out of it
it's against the law to work on sundays and holidays where most of my jobs are located...
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: Marketing & Sales 06-30-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,070
Posted By fast fred
yeah same here, that's a get the foot in the...

yeah same here, that's a get the foot in the door, you don't mind vinyl window starting price
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,799
Posted By fast fred
driving usually do 40 - 80 miles a day friday...

driving
usually do 40 - 80 miles a day
friday was well over 130
had to drive to the next county over to shmooze clients pick up materials was going to stop in vail to rub some more people down but...
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: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-20-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 7,464
Posted By fast fred
couple other notes: I have a zero tolerance...

couple other notes:

I have a zero tolerance for anyone using weed on my job sites. Pretty funny how you grow up. Used to run a framing crew, day started with a bowl, lunch, maybe and afternoon...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-20-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 7,464
Posted By fast fred
I always like this conversation, you mention...

I always like this conversation, you mention having a beer and being completely straight. Me on the other hand, I have one beer and I'm a bumbling idiot. Two beers and I can't even consider...
Forum: Business 06-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,234
Posted By fast fred
I think I need to make company shirts make me...

I think I need to make company shirts
make me look all proffessional
Forum: Business 06-13-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,773
Posted By fast fred
your too cheep raise your rates then when you...

your too cheep raise your rates
then when you send an invoice add 10% to the total for a holding fee
sit back wait 30 days for your check
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-09-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 7,464
Posted By fast fred
YES. is my answer I love to smoke pot,...

YES.

is my answer

I love to smoke pot, have since I was a kid, although work time is off limits due to the massive burden of dealing with bs all day long and needed to be on point. Most of my...
Forum: Business 06-05-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,926
Posted By fast fred
your as good as your workers finding good...

your as good as your workers
finding good workers is the key to success
your workers will only trust you as much as you trust them
if you don't have the knowledge, the leadership skills, or the...
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...
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