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Harry 08-12-2008 02:40 PM

Rough landing but I'm here, lol...
 
Hi Everyone,

I'm Harry Carter, owner of the Carter School of Estimating and Carter Estimating, Inc.

My family has been free-lance estimators for over 50 years (my father formally began the service in 1965 but my grandfather was doing same in the 40's), The school was started by my father in 1976, formally in 1978. We have had over 6,000 students in those years and now I am teaching sons and grand-sons of students that my dad had taught years ago.

We deal predominately with the commercial sector but do like to help all sectors, including residential and industrial.

I hope to be able to help others here and am certain that I can still learn many things about this trade.

I am a fouth generation painter, third generation estimator, instructor, consultant for the "finish trades" and follow my Dad's footsteps as he followed his Dad's.

I have read many of your posts and wish all of you luck in business and life in general...

Regards,
Harry Carter

NEPS.US 08-12-2008 04:12 PM

Welcome Harry, I'm looking foward to reading more from you. It's good to have another expert opinion here.

Nathan 08-12-2008 04:40 PM

Great to have you here Harry... welcome.

Dave Mac 08-12-2008 05:14 PM

Harry, glad you here, welcome my friend

slickshift 08-12-2008 05:28 PM

Welcome!

timhag 08-12-2008 05:35 PM

Welcome from Pittsburgh :thumbsup:

Ethan 08-14-2008 01:51 AM

Welcome! I could have used estimating school - i never did read my first few sets of plans right!

ewingpainting.net 08-14-2008 04:56 PM

Welcome from Cali.

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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 35856)
Welcome! I could have used estimating school - i never did read my first few sets of plans right!

Apparently there are more here in the same boat as you.
Hey may be we could start a estimating learning camp.:jester:

vermontpainter 08-14-2008 08:49 PM

Now heres a guy who won't be asking about the going rate...

Welcome!




RCP 08-14-2008 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by vermontpainter (Post 35976)
Now heres a guy who won't be asking about the going rate...

Welcome!

Maybe he knows how much to paint a garage door!:whistling2:
Welcome Harry!

Harry 08-18-2008 01:36 PM

Thanks for the welcome...
 
Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Harry

JacksonPaintCo 08-18-2008 10:59 PM

Welcome - finally someone who knows the going rate!

C. VASUDEVAN 09-11-2008 01:01 PM

Welcome to the third generation painter, instructor and the estimator. Good to have you on this site. C. Vasudevan

cole191919 09-11-2008 01:51 PM

Welcome Harry, glad to have you here.

Maybe you will be able to shed some light on the once a week "how do i estimate" questions.

RCP 07-17-2010 09:21 PM

Bump for the masses. Harry, care to add anything?

aaron61 07-17-2010 09:45 PM

Wasn't somone on here looking for an estimator not to long ago?? I think freelancing would be the way to go to get your feet wet.

ewingpainting.net 07-17-2010 10:03 PM

And a REEEE GRAND welcoming Harry. Nice to have you back.

Workaholic 07-18-2010 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by NEPS.US (Post 35465)
It's good to have another expert opinion here.

Classic.

ewingpainting.net 07-18-2010 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Workaholic (Post 149747)
Classic.

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Just play'n Martini is talking for me.

Workaholic 07-18-2010 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ewingpainting.net (Post 149771)
Classic

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Just play'n Martini is talking for me.

You know where that gets ya. :laughing:


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