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Forum: Business 11-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,041
Posted By huggytree
if your only selling 10% of your bids your not...

if your only selling 10% of your bids your not qualifying people at all

anything less than 40-50% success to me means you need to ask more questions and throw out some prices over the phone to...
Forum: Plumbing 11-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,995
Posted By huggytree
i prefer to always be a bit low...i go 15" off...

i prefer to always be a bit low...i go 15" off the base plate.....most around here do 17"

better to be low and use an extension than be high and be screwed.....

with most bag trap kits you can...
Forum: Business 11-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,356
Posted By huggytree
being frugal in some ways is good, but i wouldnt...

being frugal in some ways is good, but i wouldnt cheap out on the things that make you look professional......dont get a rusty van or skip wrapping it to save $$.buy nice high end tools....ive gone...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,042
Posted By huggytree
help him find a vehicle he can afford......i...

help him find a vehicle he can afford......i wouldnt give him your truck..your not a charity

go to cars.com and craigs list and find him something he can afford...

helping a good employee out...
Forum: Business 11-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,356
Posted By huggytree
find an accountant that will set you up....mine...

find an accountant that will set you up....mine came over and setup my quickbooks, filed everything i needed with the IRA to get me going and figured out how i charge taxes.....

i would consider...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,196
Posted By huggytree
ive rarely if ever seen a house w/o a tub.....i...

ive rarely if ever seen a house w/o a tub.....i wouldnt buy a house w/o a tub

its got to be less than 1% of houses have no tub.....it has to hurt resale

no one with kids would ever buy the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,373
Posted By huggytree
no one sick around here.....keep your guys from...

no one sick around here.....keep your guys from kissing each other(or worse) and passing it around

maybe you need to wear sars masks
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By huggytree
for a plumber i know they dont work at all....i...

for a plumber i know they dont work at all....i used to try...signs were huge(larger than the builders)....never got 1 call.....

i have one up at my parents house full time on a major highway...i...
Forum: Business 11-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,727
Posted By huggytree
2 choices hire more employees or raise your...

2 choices

hire more employees or raise your prices

i dont see the big deal...add 10% to your bids and it will all magically level itself out...and youll make 10% more....its part of being...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,606
Posted By huggytree
ive always loved being in the trades....time goes...

ive always loved being in the trades....time goes so fast...

starting my own business was the best decision i ever made....i love being my own boss and consider it a game to be successful...i push...
Forum: Plumbing 11-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,352
Posted By huggytree
does your meter say 250cfm on it? 250cfm =...

does your meter say 250cfm on it?

250cfm = 250,000 btu....your new tankless will be around 200,000 btu..which leaves 50,000 for your furnace, etc

it is very rare not to need a new gas...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,910
Posted By huggytree
ive only had 4 employees.....none have lasted...

ive only had 4 employees.....none have lasted more than a few months so far...but im learning....ive never had a good pool to choose from is my problem....ive had 1 great and 1 good so far...2...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,956
Posted By huggytree
when you have a homeowner that only see's 1 side...

when you have a homeowner that only see's 1 side of an issue there's always going to be issues that come up.....homeowners rarely see 2 sides of a story or grey area's....no matter how many things...
Forum: Business 11-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,707
Posted By huggytree
homeowners always look at everything 1...

homeowners always look at everything 1 sided...they never, NEVER see the other side........i really would base my decision on the homeowner himself.......is he going to be thrilled with a discount or...
Forum: Plumbing 11-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,352
Posted By huggytree
noritz is a high end brand name for that...

noritz is a high end brand name

for that price i assume its not a condensing unit? i charge $3500+ for them...they are the newest/most efficient(98%), but im not sure if Noritz has them....i know...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 80,180
Posted By huggytree
most GC's only seem to be looking for the lowest...

most GC's only seem to be looking for the lowest prices subs that are able to complete the work....not the best subs....and im sure they are doing it because the homeowners demand lower prices....
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Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,175
Posted By huggytree
id be truthful.....if a bath remodel is going to...

id be truthful.....if a bath remodel is going to end a marriage then that marriage should end anyways....help the couple out and get them divorced as quickly as possible so they can move on.....other...
Forum: Business 10-31-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,707
Posted By huggytree
i have actually told a customer to his face when...

i have actually told a customer to his face when he asked for a discount----if the job went worse than expected could i charge you more?......that one didnt go well and the customer turned into my...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,613
Posted By huggytree
when i worked on a murder house i joked with the...

when i worked on a murder house i joked with the plumbing inspector...he said in this neighborhood almost every house is a murder house at one time....with nightly shootings in Milwaukee im sure its...
Forum: Business 10-31-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,484
Posted By huggytree
Mike Holmes doesnt build anything to minimum...

Mike Holmes doesnt build anything to minimum spec....(haha)

sounds like its your first time w/ this product and you learned 16" spacing is legal, but doesnt give a good final product

how much...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,117
Posted By huggytree
federal mileage is .55 cents per mile....i didnt...

federal mileage is .55 cents per mile....i didnt think you could legally pay whatever you want for mileage reimbursement...i thought you had to pay .55

food should be $30+
hotel?...all depends on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,613
Posted By huggytree
i worked on a house where 2 kids were stabbed to...

i worked on a house where 2 kids were stabbed to death in the tub...it was my job to replace that tub.....while i was working i had multiple people just walk into the house and ask when it would be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By huggytree
the day starts at the jobsite and ends at the...

the day starts at the jobsite and ends at the jobsite......unless you start out at the company shop i dont think you should be paid anything....its not your bosses fault you live too far away from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,694
Posted By huggytree
\ i always say'' if i cant make 10% id go...

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i always say'' if i cant make 10% id go work for someone else''....your at the threshold of where id call it quits....i typically make 20-40%
Forum: Plumbing 10-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By huggytree
replace the flashings

replace the flashings
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