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thebeave

03:31PM | 11/13/01
Member Since: 11/12/01
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I want to start a business refacing cabinets and financing the job.My background is in home improvement sales and finance.I want to learn how to be able to do a complete job myself,but I am not really handy with carpentry and such.So reading a book may not suffice.I would learn more easily from a video.Is there any such thing available or some type of course which is more hands on that I could learn from?I would appreciate any feedback and advice!
Also if anyone would like to contact me about financing home improvement jobs,it's my specialty and I am the president of the company!

thanks, scott levin

yikkievargo

10:25AM | 11/14/01
Member Since: 11/12/01
14 lifetime posts
Scott, I've gotta tell you that what you want to do, you WON'T find in a book. You can get the basics, but, my experience, as many others, is on the job training! I LOVE DOING HOME RENOVATION, & worked for a friend of mine, who has his own business, partnered with his neighbor/friend of many years, & they do so well, that they can't keep up, & have to hire sub contractors to do certain jobs. We use to pick & choose. Actually, we didn't care about the roofing aspects to the work, so we subed it out. Anyhow, I haven't worked for him in years because I moved to Florida. My specialty is handyman,because I can usually tackle any job. What's critical about all of this is common sense! Also, be a perfectionist about it. I am anyhow, & we always had jobs because of word of mouth. When you are good, people call you over & over again, & also tell everyone about your work, & of course they see it as well. So this is all a bonus that goes with it. It pays well, but, the learning experience is more valuable than the money will ever be!!!

thebeave

10:46AM | 11/14/01
Member Since: 11/12/01
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for taking your time to write Joe!I am still convinced there might be a video.I know there's a book by Herrick Gimball,but as you say I need hands on experience too.I have applied to do sales with a kitchen designer in my area and maybe I can go on some jobs to help and learn!

thanks again, scott

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