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My phone really DOES ring! #179412
07/11/08 08:20 PM
07/11/08 08:20 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
I can't speak for others, but for me ... the past two months have been a desert, bereft of work.

Yet, since last Wednesday (7/9), my phone has actually been ringing. Heck, I have half of next week booked already!

I know not what put my business in such a funk - I've never had such a dry spell - but I sure hope it's over!

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: renosteinke] #179415
07/11/08 10:06 PM
07/11/08 10:06 PM
twh  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 928
Regina, Sask.
I guess you need to plan for the next drought. When work is hard to come by, it isn't the best electricians who stay busy. It's the best salesmen.

Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: twh] #179417
07/11/08 10:53 PM
07/11/08 10:53 PM
EV607797  Offline
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 745
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
It's been horrible here in the DC area for over a year, but it has just recently started picking up. Unfortunately, most of the activity is out of state.


"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: EV607797] #179422
07/12/08 11:27 AM
07/12/08 11:27 AM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,185
Most of the work here in SW Florida is maintenance and renovation. If you are trying to live off the new construction you are starving in most cases.
Don't ignore the HOAs and condo people. They are still doing stuff.

Greg Fretwell
Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: gfretwell] #179448
07/14/08 09:34 AM
07/14/08 09:34 AM
Zapped  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Good advise Greg. HOAs are even taking a hit from the empty units as a result of foreclosures, but liability keeps them on their toes. They HAVE to spend a certain amount of money just to keep from getting sued. Although they are often annoying to deal with, I'm always thankful for their existence when construction slows.

It's kind of scary out there. Even people that are not taking a hit from the economy are pulling back the reins when it comes to spending. People are afraid of the economic misery they are seeing around them, and are less likely to buy what they don't "need".

This is one of those times when being dynamic and flexible is so important. The strong and the lucky will survive.

Good luck out there!

Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: Zapped] #179578
07/21/08 08:12 PM
07/21/08 08:12 PM
drum  Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 14
I had a little dry spell there for a week or two also. I decided to go on vacation with the family for a few days a BAM phone ringing like crazy. What the heck?? Good but what the heck....


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