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  1. Concrete & Paving
    This may seem like a foolish question, but I am trying to work this out and cannot come up with a solid solution. We are remodeling a restaurant space for a property owner. The existing concrete floor is 12" below the threshold for the entryway and exit door. We have been asked to pour a new...
  2. General Discussion
    Hey guys what do you guys think about mixing a little bit metal with wood in framing. I attached a picture. Is it ok?
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys! New member here. Just stumbled across this forum but looks like it has a bunch of experienced folks on here. I’m currently an office manager at a local veterinary clinic here in the Bay Area, CA. It’s a fairly busy clinic (we have 4-5 vets etc) so I take pride in my work and dedicate...
  4. General Discussion
    hope everyone is well, let me share a little of my knowledge/history so you guys know where im coming from, ever since i was 13 i was working summers at my family company which is a lumber mill, recycling wood, mulch etc i finished highschool at 16 and have been working full time since as a log...
  5. Business
    Hello all, Looking for legal advise. I have an interesting scenario here. I haven't included names for privacy copyright purposes. For 7 years an independent company contracted my GC business to perform in-home installations of prefabricated closet systems for their major retail client. They...
  6. Plumbing
    :furious:Hey now that I have you attention,, I have a bit of a problem and looking for some advice.. I am a self employed plumber and have been in business for 3 years, last year I obtained a contract to install 22 toilets for a govenment housing co-op,, All the flanges if needed repair were...
  7. Marketing & Sales
    No, I'm not going to tell you something about myself. My screen name says it all. I'll let my words do the talking. I will state that I have been helping contractors with marketing for over 30+ years. I see sooooooooooo much bad information here, it makes me cringe knowing some of you who...
  8. Business
    I know this is a somewhat of a common theme in these forum's because I read a few posts about it, but I'm in a weird situation and could really use some advice. I lost a job to a guy who the property owner said was "drastically lower" than my proposal. It was not really a job that we market...
  9. General Discussion
    Hey guys, I frequently am visiting the site, but I haven't posted for a while. Well we are doing alot better than we once were, and I thank everyone for the help and advice I had recieved back in the day. :thumbsup: So I'm back, for those of you that don't know my story I'm 24 and work for my...
  10. General Discussion
    Here's a great resource for people that are new to Remodeling. I have watched some of his videos and he has some great a advice and great tips. I have no business relation with him, just to make it clear. leave a comment, maybe he can make a video from a shared tip, advice.
  11. Marketing & Sales
    Ok so here is my problem, let me start by saying I have been going through the previous threads for the past couple of hours and I have yet to find exactly what I'm looking for. So if it has already been covered then maybe you can point me in the right direction. Due to the Recession I have...
  12. Sandblasting
    This is one of the blast pots I'm looking at purchasing, I've seen it come up in conversation a couple of times...any one have this pot out there in Contractortalk land?? Sounds like a decent Multi Media pot...any advice on this one? I want to be able to blast the following without much...
  13. New Member Introductions
    how does one become an apprentice to be a general contractor I am a Painting contractor and I am currently working as a security guard. I received my contractors license the end of last year. I know this is a long shot posting this on yelp, but I figure it can't hurt. When I started my business...
  14. Excavation & Site Work
    I've been in the asphalt repair business for 4 years now and I'm looking to buy a small excavator to expand. I want to sell myself as a small job guy.(Fence post holes,mini-excavation and restricted acces work) I went to see a John Deere 17d,Cat 301.8,kubota kx41 and finally the Yanmar Vio17. I...
  15. Concrete & Paving
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, and would like to first of all say this site is great! I have gotten a lot of insight into what types of projects everyone is doing and the methods being used. On to my question, I am from a successful family-owned concrete company in Michigan and as many...
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