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I'm about to come unglued.... Maybe I should pause and think about thi before I go public... I'm F@cking heated right now...
 

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Hey it only took me 10 weeks and three roofers to get my 240 square foot ramada tile roof done.

First guys installed half the paper and drip edge. Never came back. Then it all blew off in a wind storm.
 

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Friday Night call out thread are great! Please continue..
 
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I have heard SSSOOOOO many stories about the flakes..... I have personally overheard in a bar a guy say. "I had two appointments to give bids this afternoon, I just don't want that much work" . . . :mad:

On the other hand, I have recently got bids to get my house painted, and all 5 showed up and I got 4 bids to do the job!

I went with the company that can't start the job until late MARCH 2021.
 

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I'm definitely going to drag them into court... SO I probably need to measure what I'm going to say here...
 

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I think it’s time to gather RDP contractor resources and line up work for three months straight and put a so cal crew out there and go house to house and knock out these jobs.

I think if it was scheduled right, you could rotate a crew to work out there a week or two then come home and bring the next crew in. All while keeping the local so cal projects moving.


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Seems folks move to Havasu thinking they can make a killing in construction.
Then settle into Havasu time (worse then island time) and make enough to live and drink, but forget about the making a fortune thinking that drove them to move in the first place
 

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I think it’s time to gather RDP contractor resources and line up work for three months straight and put a so cal crew out there and go house and knock out these jobs.

I think if it was scheduled right, you could rotate a crew to work out there a week or two then come home and bring the next crew in. All while keeping the local so cal projects moving.


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Countertops, pool...countertops are the real killer
 
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I think it’s time to gather RDP contractor resources and line up work for three months straight and put a so cal crew out there and go house and knock out these jobs.

I think if it was scheduled right, you could rotate a crew to work out there a week or two then come home and bring the next crew in. All while keeping the local so cal projects moving.


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Seems like you know someone who could handle this?

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Thoughts, count to 10... slowly

If you are even thinking about being in court over this I might strongly suggest not making it public.

Do not threaten to end up in court, or place on social media.

Do you have a contract? With timelines?


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I had this talk with 3 or 4 guys at HIH this year. An electrician, roofer, framer and pool builder.

Still have the same number? We are going to meet up soon and come up with a game plan.

I already have a Corp set up that won’t interfere with everyone’s CA Corps. Just need to pool together talent and material.

I’m ready to set up a meeting between LA and OC to come up with a contracting group.


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Call outs are good
If they are bad , fuckem
maybe they will change .
If they are good post as well
 

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I think it’s time to gather RDP contractor resources and line up work for three months straight and put a so cal crew out there and go house to house and knock out these jobs.

I think if it was scheduled right, you could rotate a crew to work out there a week or two then come home and bring the next crew in. All while keeping the local so cal projects moving.


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I'm starting my license process. I'm in
 

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By the way it most contractors in all places. Not just havasu
the last 20% takes 80% of the time
the last master bedroom / bath remodel, started Sept and ended Dec. almost everything was done nov 1, except the little things
 

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I got licensed in AZ 2 weeks ago. I'm interested.
 

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Lake Havasu's founder was a business man and a snake oil salesman all in one.

The businessman legacy of the founder died long ago, the other is alive and well.

If you want to scramble your brain cells beyond repair attempt to conduct business here, you will be in a mental ward before you know it.

You will not find any less professional brain dead, cheats, morons and clowns this side if the international date line.
 
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Lake Havasu's founder was a business man and a snake oil salesman all in one.

The businessman legacy of the founder died long ago, the other is alive and well.

If you want to scramble your brain cells beyond repair attempt to conduct business here, you will be in a mental ward before you know it.

You will not find any less professional brain dead, cheats, morons and clowns this side if the international date line.
You sound kind of bitter and unhappy why do you live here? 😂
 

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My Friend with the pool build issue will most likely end up in court as well. I finally had 10 minutes to talk to him. The Guy he hired took more of a deposit than allowed and his license was not active when he took the deposit and signed contract.
 

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So this clown is working under a contractors license that is under someone else’s name, for a business that isn’t his. The license is valid, but the business closed up shop. His wife happens to be named on the license, so that’s how he claims being licensed and bonded. That guy has a $18,000 bond with 3 complaints against it. Soon to be 4..
 

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Sounds to me like there's a unfulfilled Market just waiting to be capitalized on in Havasu, Parker, Bullhead, Laughlin.

I only do commercial at this time, but it sounds like there is a big need for reliable construction services in both commercial and residential in all these areas.





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Not trying to be an asshole, and not trying to say that you guys can’t come here and make it work. This has been a vicious cycle in Havasu for the last 30+ years that I’ve been here. Lots of guys come here from elsewhere thinking they’re going to kill it and put everybody local out of business, but when the work slows down many end up losing their ass and leaving town.

The only thing I tell people that want to move here is unless you can bring your California income don’t bring your California bills. 😊
 

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Not trying to be an asshole, and not trying to say that you guys can’t come here and make it work. This has been a vicious cycle in Havasu for the last 30+ years that I’ve been here. Lots of guys come here from elsewhere thinking they’re going to kill it and put everybody local out of business, but when the work slows down many end up losing their ass and leaving town.

The only thing I tell people that want to move here is unless you can bring your California income don’t bring your California bills.
Completely get what you are saying. But I think the difference is that they are talking about forming a conglomerate that can get shit done, that doesn't depend on also living there.

If you live in Havasu, it's probably pretty easy to drop into the Havasu Island time. But if you were only going there to get shit done, it's probably different.

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The guy booked out the longest is the one to most consider. Our retaining wall was a 6 month wait, some electrical work was two months out.
When the retaining wall crew showed up he was no longer doing bids, booked out over a year.
Those are also the guys that don't talk the job up and that's a good sign too.
 

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So after 5 months of excuses and disappointment, we split from the first guy and hired another company. The new company told us 6 weeks to get on the schedule. In 2 weeks they came over to template. They called us at week 4 and said they were ready to install. 6 hours later we had new countertops in the kitchen and bar area.. Under promised, over delivered. That was something new for us in Havasu. The irony, it fell on the same day the first company was supposed to come up with some money to settle up with us. They didn’t.
 

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Not trying to be an asshole, and not trying to say that you guys can’t come here and make it work. This has been a vicious cycle in Havasu for the last 30+ years that I’ve been here. Lots of guys come here from elsewhere thinking they’re going to kill it and put everybody local out of business, but when the work slows down many end up losing their ass and leaving town.

The only thing I tell people that want to move here is unless you can bring your California income don’t bring your California bills. 😊
And don’t bring their calif attitude
 

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Completely get what you are saying. But I think the difference is that they are talking about forming a conglomerate that can get shit done, that doesn't depend on also living there.

If you live in Havasu, it's probably pretty easy to drop into the Havasu Island time. But if you were only going there to get shit done, it's probably different.

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I am strictly Commercial Construction in my day job.
My guys enjoy side work and we hit 2-week lulls on occasion waiting for trades to get done. It would be a great opportunity to keep them busy and make a few extra bucks if we all “pitched in” a few guys.

If the work dries up in Lake Havasu We still have our regular clients in LA/OC/Phx/Vegas Etc...


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This

I am strictly Commercial Construction in my day job.
My guys enjoy side work and we hit 2-week lulls on occasion waiting for trades to get done. It would be a great opportunity to keep them busy and make a few extra bucks if we all “pitched in” a few guys.

If the work dries up in Lake Havasu We still have our regular clients in LA/OC/Phx/Vegas Etc...


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OK, that makes sense I wasn’t sure exactly what you were planning.

I know there’s one contractor that came into town hot and heavy and they seem to be doing OK at least from outward appearances, I think they were well-funded when they came in, I guess we’ll see if they’ll be here in another five years although like I said they appear to be doing well.
 

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Sorry to hear of your troubles. That must be incredibly difficult to tolerate especially with all the political/covid/uncertainty as well as general life stresses going on right now to boot. I hope you can resolve these issues simply, quickly and favorably.
"ATTITUDES" is the core of the problems with the 'con-tractors" out there (or anywhere really) that are failing their customers and creating all the problems. Too many people have very little character and integrity any more and their WORD does not mean shit.
Many humans are a fucked up lot. haha
The phrase "if it floats, flies or fucks it will give you problems" unfortunately, doesn't only apply to women.

So what's the common denominator in these scenarios? The total solution lies within this answer.
 
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