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Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56380
09/20/05 07:34 PM
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aldav53  Offline OP
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Getting very conjested here in AZ, Anyone live in the Des Moines Iowa area and like it? Is the there enough work for a small contractor?


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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56381
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ya ,there is work, large contractors are real busy, and hireing all the time, i live 25 miles north and there is lots of work. i work as a maintenace electrician but do have my own small bussiness

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buzzlectric,
Do you have to have a contractors license? How do you go about getting it? Could you get enough work to live on your small business? Is there work in the winter? I want to keep a small elec business like I do here in AZ. Wonder if my license is any good in Iowa? :-)


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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56383
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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56384
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Bob:
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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56385
09/20/05 10:56 PM
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It is interesting that the states with powerful unions don't seem to license electricians. Redundant I suppose.


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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56386
09/21/05 01:30 AM
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aldav53  Offline OP
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Unions are weak in AZ but do have licensing.


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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56387
09/21/05 02:03 PM
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Finished a cinema install in Des Moines area a while back (Jordan Creek).

All the contractors there were great, a pleasure to work with and most said they were quite busy most of the year.

Hope you don't mind thunderstorms, though...it was a daily thing while I was there. Got some great pics of "beaver tail" clouds.


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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56388
09/22/05 12:14 AM
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aldav53  Offline OP
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mxslick, We were just visiting my brother-in-law in Norwalk, Ia. Remember seeing "Jordan Creek" Looked like a nice area.


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Re: Anyone from Iowa? Is there work? #56389
09/22/05 12:35 AM
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aldav53:

Yeah, it is a very nice area. The mall the cinemas are in is huge, they have a lake(!) with paddleboats, lots of high-end stores and more.

The cinema is 20 screens, all stadium seating, Dolby Digital in all houses and THX certified. Awesome picture and sound. I built all the sound racks locally, they were shipped to the site then I flew out and helped with the installation.

I had joked with the vendor I contracted with that I wanted to stay and run the theatre!! (I'm originally from Ohio and like the "midwest" scene.)


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