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How many of you answer your phone by stating your company? Most contractor businesses I call do not. This is a big pet peeve of mine. I cringe when I call a business and just get a hello. It leave me wandering "Did I get the wrong number. In my opinion if you are a business you should answer your phone as such.

Am I wrong?

Mark
 

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I usually answer "Cooke Carpentry, this is Mark". The business name is Cooke Carpentry & Construction, LLC, but that is a mouthful to say over and over when the phone rings.

Though I sometimes answer with "Hello, this is Mark" not quite as business-like, but still more professional than just hello.
 

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"Adept Home Repair, this is David. How can I help you today?"
 

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I answer buy saying Hello this is (my name here...first and last) ...as the name of my company is my name...:thumbsup:
 

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My shop phone always "Appalachian (app-uh-latch-in not app-uh-lay-shun) Ironworks" unless I recognize the number as a personal call.

My cell I usually do the same, sometimes after hours I'll say "Hello this is
Brian"

If I recognize the number as friends or family sometimes it's "Workin' what are you?"
 

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OYE!!

or

Bueno?

sometimes ahoy ahoy, and 'Ello 'Ello

But rarely "Hello?"
 

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I have caller ID, if I recognise who it is I will usually just say hello [insert name]. If I don't recognise it I answer LRG WoodCrafting, Leo speaking.
 

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If it is my cell, I assume they know who they are calling and answer, "this is Tom". For the landline, it is, " MPI, how can I help you" or something similar (although with caller ID, I will answer it, " Hey Joe, what's going on", if I recognize the number).
 
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