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I do drywall and paint now but was thinking of adding remodeling and carpentry to my list of stuff to do, I want to do it slow and easy though not jump in with both feet. What do you think of the idea? Thanks.
 

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Yes I have done a few basement remodels and smaller jobs but I think I could stay busy more. I've done roofing, siding, decks, framing etc I'd use subs on electrical and plumbing as well.
 

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I dunno.....DW and painting are two of the things most people don't want to do.
Well that's kind of how I got into this because about 8 years ago I woke up one day and said I'm going to start a business because I enjoy doing this and people hate it. But work has slowed and I want to work I hate being home I get bored after sat as it is any more then that I loose my mind.
 

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My advise:
Most people can only do a couple things well and they assume the same of everyone else.
Just because you can do it all dosn't mean you should.
If you are "the man" in what you do, your clients will defer to your expertise.
Talk to your contractor buddies in your area let them know you will help them out when they need an extra hand. Make a reciprocal price arrangement so you can use them for the same rate if you need help for a day, this will give you some experience on other trades and let you talk to them about using you for their drywall and painting.
Let them know that you will handle this aspect of their jobs and not take their clients.
When you get clients asking for other things--Say Sure you can, and call these same guys to handle what they are set up for.

Advise is worth the price charged.;)
 

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I do drywall and paint now but was thinking of adding remodeling and carpentry to my list of stuff to do, I want to do it slow and easy though not jump in with both feet. What do you think of the idea? Thanks.


Get ready to spend a lot of money on more tools and supplies if you go that route. May need a bigger truck too. Bigger garage/shop/warehouse?
 

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My advice would be to stick to what you do best and get better at it.

I am skilled in many trades but in my attempt to be all things to all people, I wasn't having any success. I was hauling a bunch of stuff in my van that I hardly ever used, but I carried it all around with the "just in case" philosophy. I had a 2-car garage full of stuff that I couldn't find half the time, and worst of all, I wasn't making any money.

Also consider that sometimes you run into jobs that take longer than they should and it throws off the rest of your schedule. If all you do is paint and drywall, it will be much easier to manage 2 to 3 projects simultaneously than it would be if you were doing painting over here, demolition over there, and remodeling on the far side of town.
 
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