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Forum: Business 11-20-2016, 03:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,998
Posted By builderfalmouth
I use a mailbox in all our locations, I...

I use a mailbox in all our locations, I definitely want to keep business separate from home

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Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By 480sparky
The end of an era

Way back in 1952, when my dad got out of the army after serving in the Korean War, he took a job with a guy named Loren Payton who was a local homebuilder.

By 1956, my dad was on his own and...
Forum: Health & Safety 11-06-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By greg24k
Terrible news and hearts are always go out to...

Terrible news and hearts are always go out to their families and is very unfortunate that we always have to read these stories again and again and in every case there is lack of safety equipment... I...
Forum: Construction 10-26-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By slowsol
The owner. Sent from my iPhone using...

The owner.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Construction 10-25-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By Rio
Always call Dig Alert (a free service, at least...

Always call Dig Alert (a free service, at least here in Cali) before digging.
Forum: Drywall 10-17-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,001
Posted By Zach2085
Local tapers usually do 2 quotes for these jobs,...

Local tapers usually do 2 quotes for these jobs, one with me tearing the board down and hanging it properly and 1 based on the hours they think they'll be there if they try taping as is(often this...
Forum: Business 10-17-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,779
Posted By RangoWA
Some people have to learn the hard way. Over and...

Some people have to learn the hard way. Over and over.
Forum: Business 10-17-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,779
Posted By RangoWA
I can only speak from personal experience and...

I can only speak from personal experience and that is trying to educated a potential customer is a waste of time. If they are asking questions that's one thing but if they are putting you on the...
Forum: Business 10-17-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,779
Posted By EricBrancard
Sell on quality, service and reputation. Use your...

Sell on quality, service and reputation. Use your size as a strength. Sometimes people feel that a big company will be around longer to stand behind the work they do. Reinforce this feeling.
Forum: Business 10-17-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,779
Posted By EricBrancard
Are you assuming a one truck company can't do the...

Are you assuming a one truck company can't do the quality of work you do with less overhead? I've often found the opposite to be true when a company sells a job and then sends out 4 guys with 6...
Forum: Business 10-17-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,779
Posted By KAP
Without knowing the details of what you are...

Without knowing the details of what you are bidding on, if you don't drill down and compare apples to apples on that number they gave you (gotta' be a reason why it's 34% less), there's no way to...
Forum: Construction 10-15-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,431
Posted By TBM
I'm someone who never will turn down a job no...

I'm someone who never will turn down a job no matter how hard, how busy I am, how gross a job is. I'll just price accordingly to my situation. If I'm busy ill mark it up more in hopes that I dont get...
Forum: Business 10-12-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,132
Posted By jack_jones
pricing

@BuddySteinle

Why are you factoring your pricing by the value of the work your doing? I mean mechanics, lawyers, doctors, welders...ect all do work on various projects of widely differing values...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-10-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By Jaws
A couple years ago I'd of said beat his ass to a...

A couple years ago I'd of said beat his ass to a pulp, use a bat if he is too big or bad. It's no good for your soul or mind to take that kind of crap.

Now, I'd say get out of there. Beating his...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-10-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By RossDesignBuild
And By the way what kind of boss would allow this...

And By the way what kind of boss would allow this chit to happen on their job site.
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-10-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By Youngin'
Quit. Don't give 2 weeks. Just quit. Better that...

Quit. Don't give 2 weeks. Just quit. Better that your serious injury or death not be the reason he is sent back to prison early.

Separate yourself from that environment. It can't end well.
Forum: Business 10-03-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,201
Posted By pcplumber
I don't understand the question. If you took...

I don't understand the question.

If you took over the job then your scope of work should be stated in your contract and you have the authority to perform only the detailed scope of work.

How,...
Forum: Remodeling 10-02-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By SmallTownGuy
lmao!

lmao!
Forum: Business 09-30-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,782
Posted By SmallTownGuy
Acting superior to employees is bull ****. ...

Acting superior to employees is bull ****.
Punishing them is bull ****.
Yelling and acting like a fool is bull ****.
Compromising the effectiveness of the rest of the team because of one person is...
Forum: Business 09-27-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By ricojardinero
Thank you.

Thank you Bob for your thoughtful reply, I appreciate your advice as well as your prompt response. :thumbup:
Forum: Business 09-27-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Inner10
Happens all the time, add a paragraph to your...

Happens all the time, add a paragraph to your contract about not responsible for unprotected wires and pipes in your work area.

But if you fvcked his sprinkler head you should fix it.

Sent from...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 09-16-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,994
Posted By jhark123
Make him pull it out and re-do, it's the only way

Make him pull it out and re-do, it's the only way
Forum: Concrete & Paving 09-15-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,994
Posted By griz
You can only polish a turd so much & it's still a...

You can only polish a turd so much & it's still a turd...

Dice it up with a hot saw, or maybe a 90# or if your lucky a Bobcat can get in there.

In other words demo it.....

Then get a guy...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-13-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,897
Posted By Warren
We have been using lasers for about the last 15...

We have been using lasers for about the last 15 years. Sure, a water level and a plumb bob can be accurate, but they are also slow and have limitations. A decent laser can be found for less than...
Forum: Business 09-11-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,394
Posted By SectorSecurity
See the customer doesn't have to have the first...

See the customer doesn't have to have the first idea about what they want to have installed to know what their budget is.

It is my job to educate them on what they can get for their budget.

I'm...
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