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Old 11-06-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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I find that most of my jobs are within a 10 to 20 mile range from my home which is usually within my surrounding two counties of Middlesex & Monmouth here in New Jersey . But I often travel at least 30 miles for some jobs and have gone as far as 80 to 120 miles for some painting projects . How far do you guys go for jobs nowdays ? I listed a link to my service area on my website in case anyone has opinions . Take a look ....

This is how I have it laid out on my website ...

Link ... http://valentiandsonspainting.com/wh...e=why%20us.php



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I try to stick within a 40KM radius. If the job pays well enough i'll go further.
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Just did an 1100 mile trip (each way) gilding, Head out in the morning (Sun.) for Kennett Square, PA...272 miles(marbling), then on the 15th head out to Park City, Utah,(gilding) get back and possibly head for Maine(straight paint).
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I range from 20-70 miles round trip. I will travel as far as I need to to make money though.
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I do a lot of local jobs, however it is not as much as I go out. My location is central to all big and major cities, their bout 60 to 80 miles from me. And I travel in every direction.
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Most jobs are in the city, 50 miles one way. We have done several jobs hundreds of miles away, just bid on a project 360 miles from home!
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Living in Podunkville means most of my jobs are on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay. It is 35 miles to get to the other side.
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As far as they can afford me.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:38 PM   #9
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As far as they can afford me.
LOL, not many fly to their jobs like you!
How many different states have you "hung" in?
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Jeez, I don't know. 15-20 would be a fair guess.
I'd bet my money Roaddog has me beat though.
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Nah, Prowallguy wins! On average I stay between PA and Maine. About 2-3 times a year I go further.
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Sheeeet, PWG will travel 1200 miles to NOT work. I'd like to say he'd travel for the local brews, but Bud Light is brewed everywhere.

I guess getting out of StL is reward enough <BG>

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OH, should I actually add my answer to the OP ?

I try to limit myself to an hour away, but with traffic, that can be an hour in the morning but 1 1/2 coming home. I don't mind the distance, it's wasted time in traffic that bugs me. I'd happily do over an hour if the drive were pleasant.



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Long drives are great for a great cigar and talk radio.
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Long drives are great for a great cigar and talk radio.
I slip in my audiobooks during that time.
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I slip in my audiobooks during that time.
I plug in some Clutch or Anthrax and turn it up really loud.
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Wild forever huh Tim?
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As long as my body and mind can handle it.
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Most jobs are in the city, 50 miles one way. We have done several jobs hundreds of miles away, just bid on a project 360 miles from home!

360 miles away ? Wow , That's a drive ! I thought my little excursion to Maryland was a bit of a trek at 120 miles each way .
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360 miles away ? Wow , That's a drive ! I thought my little excursion to Maryland was a bit of a trek at 120 miles each way .
Why would you drive all the way down here? Just sub it out. I can reccomend a painter of ill-repute.
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