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Old 12-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I can't believe I haven't run across this site before, there's so much great info here it's unreal ! A little background on me, I've been painting since 1985. I started off working for my Grandfather and Uncle's painting companies, after a few years I got on with a really good Union shop and worked there for nearly 20 years and am now working for the city of Fresno.
Due to budget cuts it looks like they're going to be closing the paint shop down and contracting out all the painting. I've always wanted to start up my own shop and I feel this may be the right time to do just that. I hope to be adding to the knowledge base here as will as absorbing as much as I can.

Once again thanks for the great site, Rick.

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Rick your right, this is the perfect time to start your gig. I hope the best for you. When you get your post up shot me a pm.
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I've been painting since 1985... after a few years I got on with a really good Union shop and worked there for nearly 20 years and am now working for the city of Fresno.
Due to budget cuts it looks like they're going to be closing the paint shop down and contracting out all the painting.
Welcome Rick

When you start on your own, what about you bidding on the work the Union shop is contracting out?
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When you start on your own, what about you bidding on the work the Union shop is contracting out?
That's what I'm planning on doing. Since I've already done the estimates on a lot of the upcoming jobs for the city, and have a good working relationship with the them, I believe I'll have a pretty good shot at getting some of that work.
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