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Forum: Business 03-28-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,031
Posted By d-rock
Besides getting paid on time, its the most...

Besides getting paid on time, its the most difficult part of having a business (at least for me). When you find a good one you gotta keep enough work coming in to keep them busy. That may mean taking...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By d-rock
as a very fair and reliable sub, we are always...

as a very fair and reliable sub, we are always looking for good,honest GC's to work with. treat us fair, respect our time and money and we will leap tall buildings for you. try to cheat us or be...
Forum: General Discussion 02-29-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 22,712
Posted By d-rock
your taper friend is lying to you. when i was a...

your taper friend is lying to you. when i was a union foreman it was my job to get as much production as humanly possible from the men. If someone was a slacker I sent them packing and got someone to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 22,712
Posted By d-rock
:no: thats a bold ignorant statement. As I...

:no: thats a bold ignorant statement. As I stated earlier, I've worked union and non union, and there were lazy asses in both worlds, ditto for great workers. My guess is you've never worked union....
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 22,712
Posted By d-rock
this topic is near and dear to my heart. I was...

this topic is near and dear to my heart. I was union for a long time and non union. I worked steady in both situations. I made just enough to pay rent and live when i was non union, when I joined the...
Forum: Business 02-21-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,054
Posted By d-rock
here's my $.02; You may be capable of...

here's my $.02;

You may be capable of RUNNING large projects, as I was as a carpenter, but running them as a business owner (especially a green business owner) is really different. Commercial...
Forum: Business 02-13-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,777
Posted By d-rock
You ARE a sub. You have a real company with ins....

You ARE a sub. You have a real company with ins. etc. Technically speaking the GC did not have to send you a 1099.
Let me clear this up because it seems many have misunderstood me. If you are a...
Forum: Drywall 01-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,362
Posted By d-rock
on the commercial side, alot of drywall materials...

on the commercial side, alot of drywall materials will be VERY EXPENSIVE and cost more than labor. Obviously certain grid and tile types are cheap, but if you start getting into slotted grid and...
Forum: Business 04-05-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,663
Posted By d-rock
Gotta be honest, if it was me I would've walked...

Gotta be honest, if it was me I would've walked as well. It's your company not his. In my non humble opinion, you either be a business owner or stay home. Don't insult him for not wanting to pay...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,307
Posted By d-rock
:laughing: i was waiting to find a treasure......

:laughing:
i was waiting to find a treasure...
just forget it. walk away. never look back. whatever this GC did is none of anybody's business except his and HO. You will be damned if you do, and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,307
Posted By d-rock
never mind the permit..how does a builder rip an...

never mind the permit..how does a builder rip an LVL and not shore and reconstruct !!!!????? In my non- humble opinion there is NEVER an LVL for no reason. These guys sound like bad news. Also, why...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,592
Posted By d-rock
.put masonite on the finished floor. leave areas...

.put masonite on the finished floor. leave areas of install uncovered. thats how we do it round here.
Forum: Business 03-22-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,039
Posted By d-rock
i miss the 7 hr days and the insane overtime of...

i miss the 7 hr days and the insane overtime of union work, Fridays at the bar with the guys after work. I miss the guys I worked with. The money was great.

Wednesday I will be playing golf...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,401
Posted By d-rock
that's relative. I think if you're happy, you're...

that's relative. I think if you're happy, you're making a good living.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By d-rock
if you don't like what you see on the spread...

if you don't like what you see on the spread sheet, do not blame your employees. blame yourself. it's either poor estimating, poor project management, or poor organization. what you pay employees...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,913
Posted By d-rock
Yo loneframer... Great F'in job on that !:clap:

Yo loneframer...
Great F'in job on that !:clap:
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,973
Posted By d-rock
i was an apprentice framer. There was another...

i was an apprentice framer. There was another apprentice working with us. he looked like Jesus and his first day he even showed up with birkenstock sandles (he got sent home). Foreman told him to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,939
Posted By d-rock
you know who Mr. Pink was ??? don't be cheap,...

you know who Mr. Pink was ??? don't be cheap, it's not the delivery guy's fault. his boss is pocketing the extra $$ or using it for gas. we're not the only ones who have a right to charge for our OH
Forum: Technology 03-12-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 31,891
Posted By d-rock
Not sure i really understand what you mean by...

Not sure i really understand what you mean by 'there is nothing to estimate'. I'm mainly interested in something that will help speed up the process, at least the mechanical stuff like quantity...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,396
Posted By d-rock
GOOD RESPONSE. however, maybe the project didn't...

GOOD RESPONSE. however, maybe the project didn't need an architect in the first place. It's just a finished attic. You probably could've designed it yourself w/ HO. If you're not interested in that...
Forum: Business 03-06-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,846
Posted By d-rock
The thing I hate the most is the " I do...

The thing I hate the most is the " I do everything" guys. They call and say they can do tile, plumbing , electric, roofing, landscaping etc. INSTANT NO HIRE.
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,998
Posted By d-rock
Direction of joist would be same as LVL,...

Direction of joist would be same as LVL, therefore length of joist would be same as LVL 16' (+-). There is foundation wall under the gable wall. 8' wall above (2nd fl) with roughly 6' gable at peak....
Forum: Carpentry 02-15-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,447
Posted By d-rock
IMO, A carpenter is one who can frame ( wood and...

IMO, A carpenter is one who can frame ( wood and metal), hang sheetrock and do trim. Granted, depending on your situation you will always be stronger in one of those. But he/she should be able to go...
Forum: Business 02-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,941
Posted By d-rock
sounds like a good problem. I don't have as much...

sounds like a good problem. I don't have as much experience as some guys on this forum, but I will say GO FOR IT. You probably have some good subs already, and some coin in the bank for back -up....
Forum: Drywall 02-11-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,732
Posted By d-rock
obviously for $25 an hour this guy does not have...

obviously for $25 an hour this guy does not have a legitimate business. He was working as your employee, ot treating it as a side job. He is not a contractor, or drywall professional, he's a half a**...
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