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Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By chippy builder
When to drop the pouches?

I always have carpenters approaching me looking for work. I want to help them so i have been subcontracting most of my work out. Its kind of risky, i think on my part. I dont usually do very big...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By chippy builder
Thats gosh damn funny! Well thank you for the...

Thats gosh damn funny! Well thank you for the reply. I guess we will see how this kid works out. Some of the guys that i have trained in the past work with me on the weekends and i have to tell...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By chippy builder
Hey thanks for the prompt response. What do you...

Hey thanks for the prompt response. What do you mean, use the shift key?
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By chippy builder
Hiring help

Since the down turn in our economy i decided to downsize to me and one other carpenter. Well my skilled guy went into another line of work and i hired a guy that doesnt have much experience. He is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,801
Posted By chippy builder
oh my last request for basement info was to kc...

oh my last request for basement info was to kc basements
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,801
Posted By chippy builder
Hey thanks for your reply. I do a lot of...

Hey thanks for your reply. I do a lot of basements as well. I would like to do more though. Michigan economy does suck. I am in the ann arbor area so there is somewhat of a bubble. But i only...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,801
Posted By chippy builder
thank you

Hey to all you builders that replied to my thread "how many hats can i wear?' thank you very much for your input. It was very very helpful. Thank you for taking time out and giving me your opinion...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,801
Posted By chippy builder
How many hats can i wear

Hello fellow builders. I do a lot of decks, porches, basement finishes and some kitchens and i am still confused on the most effiecent way to run my business. I like to frame and do the finish on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,084
Posted By chippy builder
Late Night Appointments

Well, Mr. Heritage i know what you are getting at. There is a certain sales philosophy out there that says that you (the seller) can control almost everything that goes on to close the deal. Well i...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,084
Posted By chippy builder
late night meetings

Logically after a twelve hour day meeting with the customer at night can be tough. I know a lot of times my customers like to meet me after their kids go to bed so that we can focus what is at hand....
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,598
Posted By chippy builder
work alone or not?

Running a small construction business in Michigan is challenging these days. I am considering just working alone and dropping my only employee. I dont know if this is a wise choice. Wondering if...
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