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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:27 PM

For a short visit here and there anyway. For over the past year or so, work has been Very spotty to say the least. In the past few weeks I've picked up a ton of work. And the ball just keeps rolling. I spent the past weekend near Hartford, CT doing a job I was just called and asked to do last Thursday. It's a real nice $$ making job too. Seems the General Contractor who I get most of my work thur had his back against the wall, so he called me and asked me to bail him out. He's under the gun to get this job done and the store open by Labor Day. He HAD another electrician lined up to do the job, until the guy saw the job. His price doubled from what I normally charge for the same store, and the worst part was that the guy said he needed 6-7 days for 3 guys to get the rough wire ready for inspection. He don't have that much time, the job has to get done very fast. I left NJ @ 4:30 am and got there @ 8:30 am or so. My helper (works like superman) and I worked a total of 27 hours between Sat & Sunday. When we left @ 8 pm Sunday evening, the job was demoed, rough wired and 100% plus ready for inspection. Besides that one in CT, I just finished one in Hellertown, Pa. 1/2 done one in Chalfont, Pa and by next week another one is starting in New Freedom Pa. I'm loving it, nothing better then being busy and making $$. The one I'm doing in Ct is the first of 18 that is being built by that franchisee. He's already working on 2 otter locations he wants to get done by years end. For those of you who don't know, I'm talking about Papa Johns Pizzas. I've been wiring their stores since 1998. Over 300 of them to date. From Maine to NC Bad news however, my guy who has worked for me off and on for 8-9 years, told me he starts a new Job in North Dakota in 5 - 6 weeks. He got an offer he couldn't refuse. My loss big time, hardest working guy I've ever had working for me or that I've ever worked with. I can't change his mind with $$ either, he needs to this for personal reasons mostly. O well, I rambled on long enough.

Edited by NJKen, August 05, 2013 - 11:13 PM.

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Ken, Glad to hear from you, but more importantly glad to hear you got plenty of good paying work. We'll be here when you get caught up on your work. :thumbs:


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 05:07 AM

Glad to hear things are picking up Ken. My brother is an electrician and has found it rough going recently. To offset the down turn in electrical work he teamed up with my father , a retired refrigeration tech, and they are installing mini split heat pumps. A lot of the install is electrical and it is something to consider if you are looking to diversify. Heat pumps are really popular up here due to rising heating oil costs.



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:23 AM

I hope things keep moving for you.  I know it is a good feeling to worry about being too busy!

 

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:20 AM

Sounds like you're defiantly pretty busy.  A good sign the economy is turning around.



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 09:50 AM

Glad to hear things are going well for you Ken , Hope it continues and also that you can find a nother good worker to replace the one you're  losing.  Go make money, and stop by when you can .


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Ken, I'm glad to hear you have plenty of work now.  I hope you make lots of money to help in the slow times, if you have anymore.  Thanks for letting us know how busy you are.



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 03:06 PM

What is "rough wiring"? Is that just the wires without the switches, outlets, etc.?



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Good to hear buddy.. I figured with you not responding on a few comments you musta been busy... 

 

See ya around... 



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 03:53 PM

Glad to hear you are busy and it's good to see you back here again Ken. :)

What is "rough wiring"? Is that just the wires without the switches, outlets, etc.?

Yes LD, that's what rough wiring is. All the wire in place and make up done, but no devices installed so the inspectors can see your work and ensure that the code is being followed. :)


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Ken,, You was gone??? I gotta start payin attention. :smilewink:  :poke:


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:00 PM

Glad to hear work has picked back up and you've got more on schedule.I wish you well in finding help from what I see of the new hires at work good help is truly hard to find. :wallbanging:



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Ken,, You was gone??? I gotta start paying attention. :smilewink:  :poke:

 

 

Yaa right.. like that's going to happen..


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Glad to hear work has picked back up and you've got more on schedule.I wish you well in finding help from what I see of the new hires at work good help is truly hard to find. :wallbanging:

:D  Did you ask your boss if he thinks that also  :poke:  :smilewink: 



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Posted August 06, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Yaa right.. like that's going to happen..

Hmmmm yur probably right I'm to CHEAP for that :rocker2:  :rolling:


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