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Old 01-08-2017, 02:18 PM   #21
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Hey great idea! In fact that's exactly what Sherwin Williams is doing! But if no one ever buys from anyone else, what do you think is going to happen? They'll keep jacking up prices and lowering quality forever!
I never really worry about material prices. Its seriously less than 5-10% of my price anyways.
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I hate this time of year. My van's a disaster, but I don't have a garage or shop to park it in to organize. We've been getting bombed with snow, so there's no way to keep the doors open long enough to organize it or it'll get filled with snow.
I was in the same position about 10 years ago, no garage. I ended up renting a 10x24 storage unit with roll up garage door access. Cost less than $100 a month. It was nice to be able to back up to it and unload after jobs before going home. I put a $30 radiator heater in there for the winter, and it kept it above freezing. Talk to them about getting a discounted deal if you pay upfront for a year.
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I was in the same position about 10 years ago, no garage. I ended up renting a 10x24 storage unit with roll up garage door access. Cost less than $100 a month. It was nice to be able to back up to it and unload after jobs before going home. I put a $30 radiator heater in there for the winter, and it kept it above freezing. Talk to them about getting a discounted deal if you pay upfront for a year.
Wow. When we first moved here we rented a small storage unit here in town. I think it was 6'X9' and it cost $80 a month. Unheated and they never mentioned a deal with long term lease. That was over 8 years ago. If I could find a 10'X24' for a decent price, I'd snap that up in a second but I don't think storage units around here come cheap. Especially not larger ones.
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I'm booked up I till end of January. Just took 2 weeks off for the holidays. Haven't had a call for painting in about 2 weeks now but that's how it usually is over the holidays. I'm sure in the next 3 weeks I'll get some calls. Fingers crossed....

Haha I usually always say "where's all the work it's so quiet" in the new year and then come February march and bam you have no time for anything all you do is paint, right up till xmas.

When it rains it pours it's how it always is. It's nice to take some time off now, last year was my busiest season and I'm a little tired.


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I was in the same position about 10 years ago, no garage. I ended up renting a 10x24 storage unit with roll up garage door access. Cost less than $100 a month. It was nice to be able to back up to it and unload after jobs before going home. I put a $30 radiator heater in there for the winter, and it kept it above freezing. Talk to them about getting a discounted deal if you pay upfront for a year.
My wife wants to rent a storage room for our stuff. Which is a good ideal. Its hard for me to do it when I can build a mini barn for our stuff for under $2000. When I tell her that and she says" Well, get to build'n". And then I look at her like>
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We have slowed down on the residential front. We currently have 20 supervisors and painters and we have 65 days of work for them this winter, so far. We have another 69 days booked for Spring.

We've done about 10 bids since the beginning of the year that are still open.

Our commercial divisions, on the other hand, are quite flush for the winter.
We have 195 days of work for 44 supervisors and painters.
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Wow. When we first moved here we rented a small storage unit here in town. I think it was 6'X9' and it cost $80 a month. Unheated and they never megntioned a deal with long term lease. That was over 8 years ago. If I could find a 10'X24' for a decent price, I'd snap that up in a second but I don't think storage units around here come cheap. Especially not larger ones.
$500 a month here all day long. Not cheap and they raise rates at will.
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