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Hi there! I'm Steve. I'm a jack of all trades carpenter for a small local remodeler here in San Jose. We contract with Pella as one of their local in house window installers, also for a small distributor here called Hubbard Windows and Doors. We also do kitchen and bath remodels, along with the occasional addition.

As for myself, I put in almost 5 years doing window and door installs for various distributors before I got bored of it and wanted to try something else. Been doing kitchens and baths for the last 2 and a half years or so and loving the change. At the moment, that side of the business is slow, which means I'm back doing windows for a bit.

I'm the guy who's not afraid to tell the guy I'm working with that he's a moron, even if he outranks me. I'm not sure that's a good thing, but I know that it's bad business to let the moron be a moron, so it can't be so bad, right? :laughing: I have a big ego, but I think it's pretty well deserved. I believe in making myself more valuable, learning as much as I can, and whatever I do, doing it RIGHT and to the very best quality that I am capable of doing. I lack respect for anyone who offers any less.

Other than that, I'm generally a goof ball and pretty laid back. This looks like an awesome knowledge pool and I look forward to getting to know you all!
 

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A is for Adam ;)
 

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Not that it's hard to guess, but I had a helper when I was still installing windows that was.... slow. "Uhh.." in front of every sentence, had to tell him a few times to do something before he'd do it. That's what I get for asking for someone with no experience so I could train them from scratch. I ended up having to fire him because I couldn't even justify paying him $8 an hour.
 

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I know, right? I'm scared that if I get too emo someone will come beat the crap out of me, which could surely cause injury or death.
 

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In case anyone was wondering how to pronounce my last name, it's exactly how it's spelled. SO SOUND IT OUT! ;) Actually, just split it in half. Winkle... pleck... easy! When I get my license, rest assured, Winklepleck will be nowhere in my company name :no:

The name is dutch, if, again, anyone was wondering ;)
 

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The name is dutch, if, again, anyone was wondering ;)

There is a thread for that called "what are you" or something.

Be cool, listen, learn, share and you will have a good time here. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm seeing your company name as S.A.W. Construction

That will be $49.95
I just bought the domain name too. Thats gonna cost ya plenty!

Welcome aboard Steve.
 

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Ya it is hard to find good help. You do have to be versatile in this business sometime. Remodeling kitchens is one of the most cost effective things you can do. Bathrooms a close second. Those are the workhorses of the house. All the new fixtures that are available is mind boggling. The kitchen is the new hangout place. Add two recliners and a little tv and live there.
 
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