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Forum: Business 06-07-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,999
Posted By Metro M & L
You need them more than they need you obviously....

You need them more than they need you obviously. I try to structure myself so the opposite is true at all times. This is the application of power in its purest form. If you don't fire someone they...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By SamM
I just quoted for an engineer (ret'd military...

I just quoted for an engineer (ret'd military construction engineer no less).

Initial site visit he gave me a 4 page scope of work including all selections (two bathrooms and repipe the whole...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By Jaws
That can be many people, CEOs and other high...

That can be many people, CEOs and other high powered executives are just as bad. I weed out many people who think they are a builder or have more knowledge, I don't need to or have to put up with it....
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By Kowboy
Newbie Tips

As we've seen here, there seem to be plenty of new guys itching to get into the remodeling business. I make no claims to knowing it all, but I've picked up a trick or two along the way. It's a lot...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-26-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,559
Posted By MarkJames
I had to crown one Kraftmaid cabinet last week. ...

I had to crown one Kraftmaid cabinet last week. Just one. I had one stick of finished crown to work with. Damned if I didn't cut one side piece short...3 times...each one shorter than the last! I...
Forum: Business 05-23-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,955
Posted By TNTRenovate
I live in the Chicagoland area, Naperville....

I live in the Chicagoland area, Naperville. Business is a boomin'.

I am booked till September and looking further out. I am charging more than I ever have. My mark up is around 40%.

Best lesson...
Forum: Business 05-20-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,913
Posted By KAP
:clap: :clap: :clap: If you want to be...

:clap: :clap: :clap:


If you want to be the customers bank, go into the banking business...
Knowing what FrankSmith knows now, would it be wise not to get money?

While every business can...
Forum: Business 05-18-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jrnoodle
[QUOTE=Creter;4751354]Curious to what your...

[QUOTE=Creter;4751354]Curious to what your definition of this is? (Not being snarky but seriously curious) :thumbsup:


For us it is basically having a plan that includes marketing/advertizing...
Forum: Business 05-18-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jrnoodle
- Read Micheal Stone's book markup and profit. ...

- Read Micheal Stone's book markup and profit.
- Hire a business/personal coach or get a mentor.
- Get a real 5 point marketing plan in place and execute it.
- Take a DISC test and learn how to...
Forum: Business 05-15-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By BamBamm5144
Best thing I ever did was take two months at a...

Best thing I ever did was take two months at a regular job. I went from 12 guys to 3, not including me.

I've sold the same gross amount as the same point last year except with 9 less guys. I've...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-15-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,919
Posted By knucklehead
I never liked beer that much until I toured the...

I never liked beer that much until I toured the brewery in St. Louis about 25 years ago. They gave everyone a sample at the end of the tour. I have been a bud guy ever since. If it ain't Bud, I...
Forum: Masonry 05-15-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By Rio
sounds like you got hot batched from the concrete...

sounds like you got hot batched from the concrete supplier.
Forum: Business 05-13-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,738
Posted By AGullion
Every sub on earth needs that posted on their...

Every sub on earth needs that posted on their dash.
Forum: Business 05-12-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,738
Posted By AGullion
Smith, I have your answer If you want out of...

Smith, I have your answer
If you want out of the rat race, but I'm going to tell you, it takes a lot of effort . Here's what I did:

First, learn everything you can on how to do your trade...
Forum: Tiling 05-12-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 190,145
Posted By TNTRenovate
I use the system for 12x12 and up. One needs to...

I use the system for 12x12 and up. One needs to know how to level tile before using these systems as they are not a substitute for knowledge. They do however speed up production and make it worth the...
Forum: Tiling 05-11-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 190,145
Posted By TNTRenovate
Why would they create voids? Are you thinking the...

Why would they create voids? Are you thinking the systems lift the tiles? The opposite is true. These systems pull the tile down. Think of it this way. When you stick a tile down how would you go...
Forum: Tiling 05-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 190,145
Posted By PrecisionFloors
Leveling systems do not take the place of...

Leveling systems do not take the place of substrate prep. The flatter the surface you start with, the better - no change there. They speed up the process of eliminating lippage, that's their purpose.
Forum: Construction 05-09-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By SmallTownGuy
Panel const on grade? UGH!!! What those...

Panel const on grade? UGH!!!

What those panels set on had better be the best damned true, level, plumb, square.....or it will fight you to the bitter end.

The panel const trades labor in plant...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-03-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,232
Posted By NYgutterguy
Started going to work with my dad full time...

Started going to work with my dad full time during summers at 13. Roofing and siding and gutters. Only other job I've had was pumping gas during the school year... So basically I'm 43 and have been...
Forum: Business 05-01-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,738
Posted By Jaws
I dont know you or your mentor, so I cant speak...

I dont know you or your mentor, so I cant speak to your situation, but not everyone in the world is a POS who takes advantage of people.

As far as what you need to charge it will take a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By SmallTownGuy
Save that one for getting around corners.

Save that one for getting around corners.
Forum: Business 04-18-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,529
Posted By StrongTower
I hired my first guy last year, biggest thing I...

I hired my first guy last year, biggest thing I did was get a payroll service and a time clock app. I highly recommend Gusto, absolutely effortless. $30 a month and they file everything for you.

...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,685
Posted By VinylHanger
You have a coffee in your hand for an estimate? ...

You have a coffee in your hand for an estimate?

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Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,292
Posted By TNTRenovate
As soon as you guys realize they aren't your...

As soon as you guys realize they aren't your competition, the sooner you will stop trying to compete with them and the sooner you will be able to move on to bigger and better things. If someone wants...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-03-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By 480sparky
Well Traveled

Been wanting to do something like this for years. Finally decided it was time.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Photography%202016/Well%20Traveled%20Final%20post.jpg

Set up a...
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