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Old 04-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #21
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There is no way we can do all these. I'm now turning the work down. No one wants to wait a month or longer. Even the contractor we have been working with is turning it away.

Insurance companies must be loosing their minds at the money they will be paying out.
The Ins Co's are in "Catastrophic Loss" mode. Travelers has a team of claims specialists in Mass flown in from around the country all staying at one motel in Mansfield. The gal that visited us is from TX.

I got the feeling this was small potatoes compared to Sandy, Andrew, Katrina, etc.

She wrote out a high 4 figure check on the spot.



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Old 04-03-2015, 10:33 PM   #22
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Very busy with calls here as well , can't even tell you how many times I've been told I'm pricey, or my quote is to high , or you have to be kidding me that much money to paint.. I need allot of calls cause it takes many to weed out the tire kickers or low price shoppers. Lots of guys bid stupid this time of year . Easy to stay busy but harder to actually make money .
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This is when you need that big job. The big 7k sq ft home for 50 grand.
Have that running. Move guys in and out to take care of the small stuff. Hire. Give a guy or two a tryout where you can see their work. If you like em give em the ball. Send em out...
I understand volume. And I do not understand how owner/operators get buy.
You need a few big jobs going. Then you got the infrastructure in place. Catch all that other stuff.
No?
It's a pain in the a** when you don't have that bigger job going and trying to schedule 3 guys for a bunch of small jobs all your doing is running around
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Are you talking about repairs, or water damage with discoloration? I only ask because we're seeing a good amount of repair work, less discoloration. While the fes gear makes it quicker, calcimine and the like are taking us longer to properly repair. Are we doing something wrong?
Chris most walls/ceilings have either been ripped open , repaired or scheduled repairs, a couple have water stains, other wise they are replacing what ever got wet.. Calcimine sucks to deal with. So far knock on wood we haven't run into any yet. We had 2 lined up to strip (failing paint) but the ice damn ruined the ceiling so the ceilings were ripped out.
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Very busy with calls here as well , can't even tell you how many times I've been told I'm pricey, or my quote is to high , or you have to be kidding me that much money to paint.. I need allot of calls cause it takes many to weed out the tire kickers or low price shoppers. Lots of guys bid stupid this time of year . Easy to stay busy but harder to actually make money .
I really don't care if they think our price is high. We need to make money.

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It's a pain in the a** when you don't have that bigger job going and trying to schedule 3 guys for a bunch of small jobs all your doing is running around
What stinks is we have 3 6k sqft jobs lined up but none will be ready until roughly July and we are buttoning up the last 6k sq place Monday.

I'm actually kind of looking forward at some smaller jobs. These bigger ones can get boring after a couple of weeks.
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I would like to say it's a fantastic 1st world issue to have "too much work".

Over the last 12 months my job sizes seem to have decreased. This exponentially increases my workload.

If I do 3 quotes per day plus running around organising 3-4 jobs at any one time it leaves very little time to work on the actual business.
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It's a pain in the a** when you don't have that bigger job going and trying to schedule 3 guys for a bunch of small jobs all your doing is running around
Very true cause I do it often and it's not easy to schedule work like that. But I don't need a big job for the money they go for here especially NC . NC here isn't booming for one and the towns or city's where it is go for peanuts. Selling big interior repaints like a whole house isn't easy you have to dial in your marketing and find them. Once the exterior season gets under way than its easier to scheudle work for a small 2-3 to 4 man crew. I make more money in 8-9 months targeting good paying work than I ever did working year round chasing GC"s or Home builders ( the worst ). I also target repaint commercial which can be profitable .
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