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    I would say that eventually I want to get out in the next 5 years. I'm working on another business right now, and chances are that will take all my time. I'd like to keep this thing going, or maybe just do roof cleaning and house washing and thats it. No more decks. We will see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don M. View Post
    I would say that eventually I want to get out in the next 5 years. I'm working on another business right now, and chances are that will take all my time. I'd like to keep this thing going, or maybe just do roof cleaning and house washing and thats it. No more decks. We will see...
    I'm done in seven unless Fleetwash offers the right price next week.

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    Yes , many times over the last 10 years. I have had numerous surgeries and heath problems related to those surgeries. The weather has also played a significant roll over the last five years. It's been brutal in Ct . Last year was worse than this year and this years sucks! Wood care blows and I am getting killed at the moment . One house has sat for 3 weeks one third done. Skies opened up this morning on a deck that was finished last night late and not dry and the garage doors I just had finished this morning ! The next ten days don't look good?
    Diamond Jim's LLC
    Wood & Stone Restoration
    Pressure Cleaning
    Waterbury CT

    James Foley

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    In the begining sure. Since I started going to these RT's not any more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PressurePros View Post
    Every day it rains. But then we'll do $5000 on a sunny day and that brings a stupid grin to my face.
    "A change in the weather... is known to be extreme. But what's the sense of changing horses.. in mid stream?"

    -- Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks

    Music tends to help calm and add perspective. This too will pass.
    - Rick Petry
    Windsor WoodCare
    (609) 799-6093 office, (609) 468-7965 cell
    Central NJ deck restoration services
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Petry View Post
    "A change in the weather... is known to be extreme. But what's the sense of changing horses.. in mid stream?"

    -- Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks

    Music tends to help calm and add perspective. This too will pass.
    Hang in there Rick...as you said it will pass brother!!!
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    I quit..TODAY!!!!! Done-gone-finished!! Never again............Untill Monday....Now where really getting backed up with some houses and decks stripped weeks ago. Thanks God for a Condo Complex we did last week in the torrential rain..that was a homerun. From what I'm hearing here there is rain in the forcast for the next 14 days...which will put us around July 10th..OUCH!!

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    Yes, I have, usually at 3:00 AM or when I get up at 5:00 or 6:00 AM ot start all over again. I thought I had a partner lined up that I could teach the exhaust business and then sell the exhaust cleaning to him. I would keep the rest of the business for myself.

    Then things started to pop up, he wanted to
    1. Hire under the table and pay cash to the employees
    2. Hide the money we made so as not to pay too much in taxes?
    3. If this does not work out, I will take all the new accounts with me.
    4. Wanted to split the money 50/50, but wanted me to own 70%. (REad 76% of the liability)
    5. Did not understand why I wanted an attorney to write an agreement between us

    The biggie, he thought he might be facing bankruptcy on a wrecker company he had about 5 years ago.
    Douglas Hicks
    General Fire Equipment Co of Eastern Oregon, Inc
    Member NFPA, NFSA, NAFED
    Founding member, past pres, past secretary Oregon Fire Equipment Distributors
    Board of Directors, The Grease Police

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    ...the nerve...huh Doug? Hope all is well....

    I actually had a similar scenario with me but it involved the landscaping business...a cat up in Sacramento wanted too much % of the profits but did not want to contribute for insurance, bonds and etc.....funny thing is that he called me just before Fathers Day and asked whether or not I had any work for him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    ...the nerve...huh Doug? Hope all is well....

    I actually had a similar scenario with me but it involved the landscaping business...a cat up in Sacramento wanted too much % of the profits but did not want to contribute for insurance, bonds and etc.....funny thing is that he called me just before Fathers Day and asked whether or not I had any work for him...

    Did you tell him the job involved a trip to a warm place?

    A few months after that fiasco, I talked to another employee where "jim" was working when we were trying to set up the business deal. He was glad we did not work things out and told me that "jim" had asked for his old job back. "jim" was told the position was filled.

    One of the guys on the GP had a similar partnership experience. That did not work out either.

    "jim" and I were talking to my attorney, I asked the attorney if he ever saw a 50/50 partnership work. My attorny said "Yes, once he saw a 50/50 work very well. Two brothers started a lawm mowing service while in high school. They developed a good business that evolved into full landscape service." There were no other 50/50 partnerships he ever saw that worked.
    Douglas Hicks
    General Fire Equipment Co of Eastern Oregon, Inc
    Member NFPA, NFSA, NAFED
    Founding member, past pres, past secretary Oregon Fire Equipment Distributors
    Board of Directors, The Grease Police

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