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Other than interior and exterior painting what other jobs do you guys do?

Our priority is painting but, we've been known to repair drywall, hang drywall, finish drywall, lay flooring, minor plumbing and electric work, framing, powerwashing, stone sealing, install windows and doors, build and stain decks, build and stain privacy fence, install hotwater tanks, install dishwashers, install baseboard and trim and many other ad ons

It's not that we venture outside of the painting field, many of the "extra stuff" that we have done was from painting jobs. While at painting job,HO would ask if i knew anybody who does this or that. (Figure, while we are here ....why not.) Mr. HO i can do this or that. Love those ad ons.
 

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Hanging wallpaper. Here in MD you would need a separate contracting license for plumbing,electric,etc,so that tends to cut down on the "handy man" type,not saying they don't exist,just not legally.
 

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Tim- we do the same as you plus decroative moldings, like double chair rail painted between or highlight color in the box. Mostly done in entry halls and family rooms that have a lot of wall space. Very profitable.
 

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Wallpapering, drywall repair, some taping and texturing in small areas. Even done some drywall installation, again in small areas. Minor electrical, if you consider taking down and reinstalling light fixtures while wallpapering. I've taken out an occasional toilet tank or pedestal sink as well but lately have been shying away from the toilet tanks.
 

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I was drafted into paint only maybe 5yrs ago, but then turned into a lot of drywall repairs, then finish carpentry.
But I've built from the ground up, for many years, overall.
Now I'm back into full service.
Is better to specialize, if there is sufficient work.
Far too much time spent reloading the truck.
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Ya, too many tools for a small company, so only patching.
However, sometimes it is good to remind people of all the other things they can paint besides just walls and house. Like fixtures, gutters, electrical boxes, furniture, cabinets, appliances, concrete floors, even some car interiors.
Just repainted the dash, doors, all the vinyl looking interior. Looks brand new. Can't believe I didn't think of it before! Many times people replace things just because of the finish. So, just have to remind them.
 

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I started out doing Painting and lawn care and landscaping services. I till have enough equipment to service 60+ lawns per week but I only keep 15 or less each year. In the Summer, I only mow two days a week. InMost of my clients has been with me since i started the my business. They were the one who referrals me to their friends and families for both lawn care painting.

With painting, before start the job, I always tell my clients that i will not paint on Thurs.and Fri. because I do lawns on those days. In four years I never had any problems.
 

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good for you man, seems like the lawn/paint combo works well for you...
are the orange one's husqvarna? I love their stuff
 

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I started out doing Painting and lawn care and landscaping services. I till have enough equipment to service 60+ lawns per week but I only keep 15 or less each year.
I too am starting a lawn service this spring, and I will only do two days a week at first and if I like it and it makes me some money I will expand.

Tell me how do you charge for the leaf blowing ? Is it the same as mowing, I am sure if you remove them it would be much more. I posted a ? on the land scaping board and asked the same ? but got no responce. Maybe you can help
BPTL:blink:
 

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I too am starting a lawn service this spring, and I will only do two days a week at first and if I like it and it makes me some money I will expand.

Tell me how do you charge for the leaf blowing ? Is it the same as mowing, I am sure if you remove them it would be much more. I posted a ? on the land scaping board and asked the same ? but got no responce. Maybe you can help
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Ben, Check your Mail. I just PM you.
 

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When I got my insurance/comp, they asked very specific questions to what we did on a job site. Do you guys that do carpentry, lawns, etc have insurance to cover this?
Not only insurance(which is big) but as I stated at the beginning of this thread,what about licensing,you need both to do lawn maintenance etc,here.:yes:
 

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hmmm, no responses to the insurance/license questions :whistling2:

fellas...fess up
 

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I guess I'm lucky...

In Wisconsin a lot of things fall under our Painting and Paperhanging Workers Comp Code. We also don't need a license for any of the services I offer.

We do as much related to the coatings trades as I feel comfortable warrantying. Plaster/stucco repair, drywall, light carpentry repairs when it is surfaces we are intending to paint, gutter cleaning, residential epoxy polymer overlay systems, pressure washing, etc.. Basically if I have some experience and can confidently do those add on jobs every customer has I will do them. But I won't touch any of the licensed trades with a ten foot pole. Never touch plumbing or electrical.
 

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When I got my insurance/comp, they asked very specific questions to what we did on a job site. Do you guys that do carpentry, lawns, etc have insurance to cover this?
Very specific
Like do I ever stand on a roof to powerwash a second story or dormer...

I do carpentry and deck repair, drywall...
Those were not issues with the ins. co.
Framing was - but I don't do that
 
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