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Old 04-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #21
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Maybe a $199 room special will spark some sales?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #22
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I like it when people would sooner move and relocate their families than just get a job somewhere to provide better for their families.

That is dedication to and belief in their business.



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Last year was my best year in 25 year of painting. I do only high end residential and the market in Indianapolis for painters who use oil and know about restoration is strong. Hell, I bought myself a used vette last year.
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Last year was my best year in 25 year of painting. I do only high end residential and the market in Indianapolis for painters who use oil and know about restoration is strong. Hell, I bought myself a used vette last year.
Good for you, Greg. It is always nice to hear from people who are seeing positive results. Please keep posting.



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last year I worked less than any previous year and lost the largest amount of quoted jobs....but had the best year money-wise when it was all said and done...

this year so far, has taken off...I am actually contemplating hiring help..... w.o.m. referrals, repeats, website, fb are all seeing activity...

wishing the best for all of you all that have been struggling....
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last year I worked less than any previous year and lost the largest amount of quoted jobs....but had the best year money-wise when it was all said and done...

this year so far, has taken off...I am actually contemplating hiring help..... w.o.m. referrals, repeats, website, fb are all seeing activity...

wishing the best for all of you all that have been struggling....
Yes...this year is starting out strong. The people who HAVE money feel better about spending it agin. The AARP crowd is in high gear.
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Awesome!!

You better stay the F' out of my neighborhood's!!!
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Awesome!!

You better stay the F' out of my neighborhood's!!!
I was painting round here while you were still in elementary school putting gum in little Sally's hair....LOL...besides I'm more fond of the seaside towns...

still lots o' tire kickers...but things are moving and the phone is ringing off the hook.....
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My typical slow times have been mid December-Late February. Last year everyone was so scared about the "recession" that they forgot they usually had a slow time. I managed to work my way up to 6 workers, scaled back one by one and kept 2-3 going all winter, and now (about 2 months ahead of last year) I can't see a shortage of work. I have 5 exteriors booked, 11 interiors, and 4 remodels. I just recently re-hired my carpenter, called back one of my painters, and am still working 7 days a week. I am in the midst of getting quotes together for a sure 3 more jobs as soon as quotes are delivered.

I wish it was the winter that was like this though. There is so much to do in the summer, and so little time to enjoy it all..
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Canadian or Toronto response here.
Nothing wrong with the economy for us.

We have never been so busy, never needed to hire so fast,
never had to turn down so much work.
Take a look what we had to do for our deck staining requests.
We may have to do that with all exterior requests soon.

I never had to use the economy as a reason or excuse so far,
but I understand how tough it must have been for contractors south of the border and in places like Michigan.
You might have to do that with all exterior requests as well????
That's amazing!!!! Well at least there will potentially more staining and exterior work out there for us little guys! lol

Awesome stuff George Z....congrats!
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Lost a lot of jobs to lowballers but I still didnt budge and never stopped working. More repaints and remodels than new consrtruction. I like working for the HO's that appreciate what you do. They write a check a lot faster than developers and big General Contractors.
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