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I am a home improvement contractor, on Long Island, and I specialize in high end carpentry. Finish carpentry and cabinet making are my favorites. Unfortunately, I don't have a shop, so I build things on site, or at my friend's cabinet shop.
I started out as a kitchen / bath designer, but i did not like the results when someone else did the work, so I decided that if you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself.
I am doing this for almost 30 years now. I started in Manhattan, where I used to live. But when we moved out here, the comuting became too much to deal with, and about 10 years ago I started working on houses, rather than apartments.
That's it in a nutshell....
 

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Welcome to the site. Great intro.:thumbsup:
 

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Welcome aboard! I grew up on Long Island... Westbury. This goes back many years ... 1960's. Every so often I get back out there and I have to say I don't miss that traffic on the Belt and Southern State Parkway :)

Have a Great New Year...
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Hi
I am a home improvement contractor, on Long Island, and I specialize in high end carpentry. Finish carpentry and cabinet making are my favorites. Unfortunately, I don't have a shop, so I build things on site, or at my friend's cabinet shop.
I started out as a kitchen / bath designer, but i did not like the results when someone else did the work, so I decided that if you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself.
I am doing this for almost 30 years now. I started in Manhattan, where I used to live. But when we moved out here, the comuting became too much to deal with, and about 10 years ago I started working on houses, rather than apartments.
That's it in a nutshell....

Hey Hungarian,
That is pretty much my story exactly except I am on the opposite side. I live in Suffolk county and am moving out to Manhattan (my father lives there and he had a stroke so he cannot take care of himself until/if he gets better so I am going to him) and dragging my business with me. I am in the process of re-thinking all my overhead numbers and anything else I can think of (parking, licenses, van security, etc), but am still terrified of taking the leap.

Obviously it would be easier for him to come to me but I won't get into why that won't work. Either I move or I don't and I love the city, hopefully after this experience I will still love it.

To put it bluntly, any advice? I know very little about city life let alone city business life.


PS Hello from Centereach everyone
 
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