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Fairviewlandscape
10-19-2010, 02:29 PM
I have not plowed in years, and really do not have an interest in getting back into it again. I would like to create some revenue during the winter months.

I am thinking handyman,carpentry, painting etc. Did not know if anyone else did this sort of thing to stay busy and generate some cash. Not looking to keep the entire company busy, just myself.

Thanks

David C.
10-19-2010, 08:27 PM
I paint(Exterior/interior), wash vinyl siding, stain decks-----usually on word of mouth to my regular customers

93Chevy
10-19-2010, 08:31 PM
I'd been considering home repair. I used to work for a remodeling contractor, so I'm not a true greenhorn, but I'd bet there's licensing and/or potential schooling involved before you were allowed to market your self to the home repair market, but I don't actually know if handymen are required to have gone to tech school or anything...

StihlMechanic
10-19-2010, 08:39 PM
I move to Australia in the winter as it is their summer and mow there. Make tons of cash as I only employ kangaroos to do most of the mowing and pay them with bamboo, I just edge.

93Chevy
10-19-2010, 08:42 PM
I move to Australia in the winter as it is their summer and mow there. Make tons of cash as I only employ kangaroos to do most of the mowing and pay them with bamboo, I just edge.

Someone's gotta do it.

Sammy
10-19-2010, 11:14 PM
Most guys get a job as a cop, fireman or teacher in the off season.

JB1
10-19-2010, 11:17 PM
hit the local poker games hard.







dear IRS-- we just play for match sticks.

DitchDr
10-20-2010, 07:57 AM
I pose for porn magazines, I am the before pic in the peeter pump add's.

We dont get snow here in SC so we stay busy with bed renewals, leaf clean up's lighting work, tree work, irrigation work, and other odd jobs people want done. It keeps my guys busy. I have a full time job with the county so i'm good.

Roger
10-20-2010, 08:51 AM
I'd been considering home repair. I used to work for a remodeling contractor, so I'm not a true greenhorn, but I'd bet there's licensing and/or potential schooling involved before you were allowed to market your self to the home repair market, but I don't actually know if handymen are required to have gone to tech school or anything...

I don't think PA requires any training, per se. But, you do need a contractor's license specifically for the industry. It was a new rule as of a year or two ago. You will notice all ads, including radio, include the "PA ....." That is their license number. It does not require any certification, just a mere application (I think). In other words, a revenue generator, without any backing in terms of being a credible contractor. One more way the PA government has to track people and their business/activity.

punt66
10-20-2010, 08:54 AM
I don't think PA requires any training, per se. But, you do need a contractor's license specifically for the industry. It was a new rule as of a year or two ago. You will notice all ads, including radio, include the "PA ....." That is their license number. It does not require any certification, just a mere application (I think). In other words, a revenue generator, without any backing in terms of being a credible contractor. One more way the PA government has to track people and their business/activity.

Has nothing to do with tracking people. Its recourse for the consumer who hires an idiot that does a sh$t job. The state will reimburse them through that fund and then go after the contractor. Thats how it is in CT anyway.

93Chevy
10-20-2010, 05:48 PM
I don't think PA requires any training, per se. But, you do need a contractor's license specifically for the industry. It was a new rule as of a year or two ago. You will notice all ads, including radio, include the "PA ....." That is their license number. It does not require any certification, just a mere application (I think). In other words, a revenue generator, without any backing in terms of being a credible contractor. One more way the PA government has to track people and their business/activity.

Oh okay, yeah, I am a licensed contractor in PA, so maybe that's all I need...

I mean, I wouldn't do any thing this year, but maybe down the road...who knows, I'm just kicking around ideas.

psdnate
10-20-2010, 06:53 PM
In PA you now have to have a certification to work with lead paint. It's a couple hundred dollars and a days training. I've heard that there is some pretty big fines if you get caught without it. Just thought I would throw that out there cause you said about painting.

Turf Commando
10-22-2010, 10:54 PM
Suck thumb...:rolleyes:

Andrew & Ben's Lawn Care
10-23-2010, 08:22 PM
Ok, that was really funny, but do you have any idea how true that really is?

Eslocklier
10-25-2010, 07:39 PM
Decks, Siding, and Gutter cleaning.

Turf Commando
10-25-2010, 08:38 PM
My friend lives in tenessee, all he does is collect unemployment from his boss until spring comes back...
What skills do u have...?

Fairviewlandscape
10-25-2010, 09:18 PM
I do collect all winter long, and that is fine. I would just like to make some extra money to cover bills over the winter.

Painting, carpentry, etc.

Thanks

rhalverson
11-11-2010, 05:47 AM
This is a perfect time to market to the commercial accounts in the area. They make their buying decisions in the off-season.

mslawn
11-13-2010, 08:19 PM
Cut, bundle and sell firewood to c-stores. This is our first year working with firewood so we are testing the water on this one. Delivered about 600 bundles so far.

Tyner Lawn Service
11-15-2010, 08:28 AM
Thinking of going to Arizona for the winter after all the works done. been there in the past and like it.