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Old 02-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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On my current job, the steel erectors were way behind. I already painted everything possible, and was laying around in my motel room waiting for the bolts to be snapped and x rods to be tightened. The iron workers who were supposed to take care of everything, were busy putting down the 150k s/f roof, trying to stay ahead of the pad being poured below.

I decided to take matters into my own hands. I worked out a pretty good deal for me and my guys to take care of the miscellaneous steel work so we could complete our painting. So far everything has been going great, we're doing such a good job, I've been asked to put up the exterior wall panels, after we complete the painting touch ups of x rods, bolt heads, and columns.

The work is amazingly easy and very profitable. I'm thinking I would like to continue doing small steel work and eventually put a bid on doing wall panels and roofs. Don't get me wrong, I love to paint, it's just with such a tight economy, I think it would be good to be available for other services.

Has anyone else been geting into other jobs, other than painting?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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How does your insurance provider feel about that? I thought erectors ins. rates were through the roof.
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There was a time when I was just a painting contractor. I have had to do much more than that to bring in the income I wanted these past years.

Good job hustling to stay busy.
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How does your insurance provider feel about that? I thought erectors ins. rates were through the roof.
Rtf on. Not bashing the op, but if there is an injury during what would be considered "outside of trade" activities, especially a high premium trade, it would not be pretty.

I try stay within the trade and its circumference. But it is very smart to have a wide range of competencies and service offerings.



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I carry 5 million, the neccesary amount to do pretty much anything.
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I carry 5 million, the neccesary amount to do pretty much anything.
Most of us do. I'd just double check the policy to make sure steel working is covered, if not it may just be a simple matter of getting a little steel working rider put on the policy.



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I'd be more worried about Workmans Comp than liability. I agree it is good to be versatile, but you still need to CYA.
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Not to mention if theres a failure there is the potential for serious bodily harm.
Not picking on you nextlevel, just something to think about

I love welding and all things metal but I'm not certified.
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Absolutely, agree 100% Chris. Other than that-all the more power to ya nextlevelpaintco.
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Tin knockers usually have labor disputes with iron workers over that work. I would do my best to fly under the radar or you'll get caught up in a big freak n labor stink!
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