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I started out a framer 10 years ago but expanded my knowledge and experience in other fields a few years ago.
 

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JustaFramer said:
I started out a framer 10 years ago but expanded my knowledge and experience in other fields a few years ago.
My best friend is a home builder. He's told me on many occasions how rare (and valuable) a really 'good' framing carpenter is. I hate to see some of the hacks that are throwing panels together on large scale production jobs and calling themselves carpenters. Unfortunately, I see brickwork going that way too. How many 17 year old, non-English speaking bricklayers can there be on one job?
Glad to see you on the board. Catch you around.
 

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PipeGuy said:
My best friend is a home builder. He's told me on many occasions how rare (and valuable) a really 'good' framing carpenter is. I hate to see some of the hacks that are throwing panels together on large scale production jobs and calling themselves carpenters. Unfortunately, I see brickwork going that way too. How many 17 year old, non-English speaking bricklayers can there be on one job?
Glad to see you on the board. Catch you around.
In Washington hacks have littered the residential field. There is more tract home to custom home building. So garbage prevails. Not to many framing companies offer benefits so sticking with one is hard. It cut into profits you know. I am so sick of residential that I am going union. the cheap imigrent labor has ruined craftmanship. And the contractors that hire them are selfmade hacks themselves for letting the garbage fly. I can't afford the tract insurance but these hacks that drive up the cost have it. Makes me sick.

Currently I don't frame to much because I am fed up with it. But work for a small custom home builder/remodeler. I guess I am the superintendent/ onsite carp. Just last week I did grade hopping for the tract hoe op. Got paid more than any grad hop too. lol
 
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