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Forum: Business 09-27-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By FrankSmith
The management will be very valuable if you run...

The management will be very valuable if you run similar jobs. I used to manage jobs for a company and it did't hurt but it also isn't as useful as the hands on experience because I don't pursue the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-16-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,263
Posted By FrankSmith
I haven't cared long before the players gave me a...

I haven't cared long before the players gave me a reason
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,130,941
Posted By FrankSmith
I have avoided the barn door craze until now. ...

I have avoided the barn door craze until now. This is a house I fixed up and am selling. The door opened in the pantry and covered the window blocking all the natural light. I couldn't argue that...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-10-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By FrankSmith
I guess that is option A

I guess that is option A
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-10-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By FrankSmith
Sounds extremely hokey. If its already framed...

Sounds extremely hokey. If its already framed that way add what ever is needed to the perimeter to build a square box around the not square frame.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,889
Posted By FrankSmith
Windows, siding, additions and other...

Windows, siding, additions and other carpentry/contracting projects fund the portion of the business that I am much more enthusiastic about growing being rentals. I am finishing my first flip now to...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-01-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By FrankSmith
I almost never thank my customers. I would...

I almost never thank my customers. I would respond with something like:

Sounds good, I will put you on the schedule.

or

Please send the signed proposal and I will get you on the schedule....
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-31-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 351,433
Posted By FrankSmith
Heard some feminist talk going on today which...

Heard some feminist talk going on today which caused my mind to wander. The end result was, I will really buy into the feminist talk a lot more when they start naming their daughters things like...
Forum: Carpentry 08-30-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,898
Posted By FrankSmith
I have been in a similar spot. I had a guy about...

I have been in a similar spot. I had a guy about the same age who just kept walking to his truck on a hot day. It was taking up about half of his time. He was supposed to be cleaning up the ground...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By FrankSmith
I don't know. I know when I see the list price,...

I don't know. I know when I see the list price, it is different than the $170. Almost double. Other than that, I have not bought them any other way or looked into it.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-27-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By FrankSmith
I have dealt with a lot of windows and didn't...

I have dealt with a lot of windows and didn't settle on these because of price. I am not going to say they are high end, but I never have any problems with them. 0 Call back with around 500 of them...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-27-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By FrankSmith
Options being colored exterior, full screen,...

Options being colored exterior, full screen, grids, tempered or frosted sashes, wood grain and things like that.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-27-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By FrankSmith
I am west of Chicago by 1.5 hours and buy windows...

I am west of Chicago by 1.5 hours and buy windows through Richards building supply. The windows are private labeled RBS windows but they are Midway windows. I have never bought them not private...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-26-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,666
Posted By FrankSmith
If you are in the midwest I have a great source

If you are in the midwest I have a great source
Forum: Carpentry 08-24-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By FrankSmith
Temporary aluminum beams are the way to go if you...

Temporary aluminum beams are the way to go if you do it very often.
Forum: Vehicles 08-22-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,459
Posted By FrankSmith
Smart move. I went with a half ton and kept my...

Smart move. I went with a half ton and kept my old setup which is only a 3/4 ton for transporting my skid loader and possibly a lift in the future. I won't do that again. The next one will be...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-22-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By FrankSmith
$200 of parts later and about 5 hours and you...

$200 of parts later and about 5 hours and you will have a really nice old saw
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,735
Posted By FrankSmith
Last winter I was working on a ladder that was...

Last winter I was working on a ladder that was set up on a stamped patio with a fairly glossy finish. I climbed about 4 feet up and felt strange about it. I went back up and made it a little...
Forum: Business 08-16-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,397
Posted By FrankSmith
Professionals companies charge $100 an hour per...

Professionals companies charge $100 an hour per man/woman and above. Maybe in the middle of no where(talking 500 miles to a major city) the top companies are charging $75-80. Those companies are...
Forum: Drywall 08-11-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By FrankSmith
Narrow isn't a deal breaker. If you are 49"...

Narrow isn't a deal breaker. If you are 49" diagonally companies will bring a boom right up to it and slide the sheets right in for you. It doesn't take a very big window to be 49" diagonally.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-09-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By FrankSmith
No good. Did it require stitches?

No good. Did it require stitches?
Forum: Business 08-06-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By FrankSmith
Its about finding subs who operate in a way that...

Its about finding subs who operate in a way that works well for the jobs your run. I find that many of the subs that work well for me are on the larger side. Its a lot easier for a plumbing company...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By FrankSmith
Rental property all day. Being in the...

Rental property all day. Being in the construction business make it feel like cheating to build a side rental business.
Forum: Business 07-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,920
Posted By FrankSmith
I can only think of one construction business I...

I can only think of one construction business I know of where the owner did not start in the field. He sold roofs for 20 years that were subbed out. He started on his own selling roofs that get...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-26-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,115
Posted By FrankSmith
Not how I would focus on growing. If the shop...

Not how I would focus on growing. If the shop space is equal in every other way but costs 10% more than maybe. If it's less convenient and or a lot more expensive, its not worth it. If you get to...
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