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Old 04-02-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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Hello,

I'm Ryan. I have been doing residential painting on a part time basis for close to ten years. Most of that spent as a prep man. I have decided to start doing it full time (I know lousy timing with the economy, but since I was laid off and had several jobs lined up so it made sense). I'm submitting my first bid ever on a new construction tomorrow (kinda scared...but go big or go home, i guess). And I promise to never ask what to price something at.

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:59 AM   #2
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Welcome.

Now get some sleep, big day tomorrow!
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Good luck on the bidding. Let us know how it comes out. What part of TN? I'm in Bristol, VA, on the TN line.
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Welcome! Hope you landed it!
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Welcome Ryan,
where at in TN? I am right by the TN, Al, border by the I-65
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I live where TN, AL, & MS all meet. Right now I currently reside in the hometown of Buford Pusser, Adamsville, TN. Probably won't know anything on the bid until tomorrow. But I did get a work van today. Well if I don't get this bid I have 3 repaint to work on so as long as I have work I'm not gonna complain what type it is.
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Well I'm pretty sure I didn't get the bid. My bro n law works at the place and he said the guy would call me one way or the other but no call. But I know I should have heard something by now. Not a total disappointment though. It was a 2600 sq ft high end spec house (I just wouldn't put it in the custom built category yet). 2 coats of paint on trim and doors (less than 200' of 3" crown mold), a coat of tinted primer, and a coat of eggshell Promar 200. Contractor was going to cover the paint my bid covered labor and sundries. I bid it at $4,000, and was the highest bid. I told my dad who is my painting partner and sensei "I would rather bid high and not get it than bid low and work for nothing." My SW rep told me to forget about it because I have about 6-8 weeks of work lined up (all repaint) and about 2-3 weeks of work to follow up/close deal, and I was gonna be making more per gallon than the guy that underbid me. I guess its just my greeness but I thought $4,000 was a pretty low bid, especially for a house that's gonna list at least $250K. I guess now days only the GC can add markup for things like profit and overhead. I always get the price I want on my repaint but it seems like the new construction is a *****s market.

My next goal is to scrap up the money to get my Home Improvement License, Liability, and Bond. I got on my states web site and looked at the license, I'll be the only licensed/bonded painter in about a 45 mile radius. Which I know what it's worth because I have lost out on some small commercial jobs because I didn't have either. There are only about 6 counties in the state that require you to have it but I know plenty of customers/HO that like the sense of security of a bonded/insured contractor.
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WAGGZ,

You're making a wise move in obtaining lic/insurance. You can't go wrong there.

Here in the SE, new construction bidding is tight. The only way to get into decent money is after you work for a developer/GC a time or two and they see the high-end work you do. You can then raise your pricing, knowing he's/she's going to stay with you.

A good painter makes a mediocer trim carpenter look great and they know it. Be patient your chance will come. But, nothing wrong with re-paints. They usually pay better and most painters prefer them over new construction.
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Right about the time you stop hopeing for the job and you give it up, that's when you get the news you were just awarded the job. That's why I bid, one or two follow up, forget about it, find the next gig.
And when they call me to notify me, I act like, what other choice did they have, of course I got the job, JK
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