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Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 10-05-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,145
Posted By LaurieC
Superintendent needed in Southern CA

We build custom homes in LA & OC California. Believe it, or not we're hiring for a Superintendent position. If you're interested send me an e-mail. [email protected]
Forum: Carpentry 02-08-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 27,002
Posted By LaurieC
Let me be a little more clear. He wants rough...

Let me be a little more clear. He wants rough sawn Douglas Fir. My question is about moisture content. I can get the DF in kiln dried, but it's double the cost. Is it worth the cost to get the...
Forum: Carpentry 02-08-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 27,002
Posted By LaurieC
Best Lumber for Trellis

Hello all,

I'm about to install a rather large trellis at a client's home. He has requested "S-dry" lumber be used (he read an article by the US Forestry Service about moisture content of lumber...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,161
Posted By LaurieC
Willie T- nicely put. I have to say, it's...

Willie T- nicely put.

I have to say, it's just no fun to vent if I then get called a non-team player who can't manage my change orders, and doesn't pay my subs. LOL

Thanks for listening...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,161
Posted By LaurieC
Mac- you never throw in a little something for...

Mac- you never throw in a little something for "good will"? Don't get me wrong. Our subs gets paid. Our contracts amounts are rather large, and we always include a little $$ to pay our subs for those...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,161
Posted By LaurieC
Need to vent a little

I have been working on the same project for almost two years now. The HO, he's a GC with 25 yrs experience, just keeps adding to the scope. Great, right? NO! There have been so many changes that he...
Forum: Construction 01-28-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,183
Posted By LaurieC
What about venetian plaster. My last three...

What about venetian plaster. My last three homeowners have all asked for it in one place, or another (from vent hood to entire rooms). Very "artsy", and high mark up (at least in my area).
Forum: Construction 09-05-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,991
Posted By LaurieC
Always? I've never had one ask before...oh well....

Always? I've never had one ask before...oh well. That's what I'm here for- to learn.
Forum: Construction 09-05-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,991
Posted By LaurieC
Weep screed air holes

I have a unique situation where a HO wants to continue the stucco below the weep screed. No problem, except that the stucco will block the holes on the bottom of the weep screed. I need to come up...
Forum: Construction Picture Post 08-27-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,055
Posted By LaurieC
thanks, but thats the old pool. It's long gone...

thanks, but thats the old pool. It's long gone (demo). New pool to come in a few months.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By LaurieC
I sure hope everyone is ok. I can't wait to see...

I sure hope everyone is ok. I can't wait to see the pictures!
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 08-27-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,773
Posted By LaurieC
Painters are awsome

I'm a PM, so I don't do any of the physical labor myself. I have a rental house in TX (I live in CA) that needs to be fixed up to be rented again (after 5 yrs of renting to a smoker, yuck!). I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,003
Posted By LaurieC
We will pay the 10%, or $1000- which ever is...

We will pay the 10%, or $1000- which ever is lower, then give material draws to a few of the subs. Windows, cabinets, tile, granite etc...mostly finish guys. Everyone else has to finance the job...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By LaurieC
Office politics can make anyone go crazy! There...

Office politics can make anyone go crazy! There is usally one person who stirs the pot, and then steps back and watches everyone spin. There is very little that you can do about it, except to not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,503
Posted By LaurieC
Swantucky, I don't think you've opened a can of...

Swantucky, I don't think you've opened a can of anything. I think you're almost right. I think a woman on the site can slow down work. But you give guys too much credit. Truth is the women doesn't...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By LaurieC
Very impressive. Welcome to the site.

Very impressive. Welcome to the site.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By LaurieC
Welcome to all of you. Seems like we've been...

Welcome to all of you. Seems like we've been adding quite a few Californians to the group lately (yeah!). I know it may seem like noone wants to give advise, but hang in there. You'll learn who is...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 08-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,951
Posted By LaurieC
Adam, Welcome to the site. What area are...

Adam,

Welcome to the site. What area are you working in?

I've never used the prefab pans, my tile guy hates then. What does your tile guy say? Or will you be doing the tile work yourself? I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By LaurieC
I got mine a few days ago. It did make me stop...

I got mine a few days ago. It did make me stop and think about what I was going to send this yr. My thought- I always take pics of the jobs we're working on and in the process I've caught the guys...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,503
Posted By LaurieC
:rolleyes: Welcome to the site, The...

:rolleyes:

Welcome to the site,

The guys I work with treat me the same as they anyone else. I do my job, they do theirs...or I'll fire them. (and I'm not even in sales.)
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,451
Posted By LaurieC
You're missing the point. It's not that people...

You're missing the point. It's not that people here want to be mean (:shifty:), and not help others out. It's that we really can't. While "what should I charge?" is simply a mathematical formula...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By LaurieC
I don't mind if subs show up on the job site and...

I don't mind if subs show up on the job site and give me their card. As long as they understand I don't have time to talk to them. All the cards go into my "phone book" binder. When I have a job that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By LaurieC
Ed- the young one of corse...help keep the dream...

Ed- the young one of corse...help keep the dream alive. As for me, with boots or without?
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,451
Posted By LaurieC
You could always go to the intro. treads and...

You could always go to the intro. treads and post, "Hello...questions about pricing will be met with harsh criticism." But what fun would that be? I get some of my best laughs from those posts.
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,362
Posted By LaurieC
I get and give also. I've also found some great...

I get and give also. I've also found some great subs through my other subs. It means a lot to me if a sub refers someone whos work comes before his. To me, that means he/she trusts him. (ie.. window...
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