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Old 08-07-2013, 06:07 PM
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When a family of 5 walks into a car dealer they do not show them the 2 seater sports cars. When the 23 year old college grad walks in they do not show her the mini van. Why? It is about knowing your client.

Sure Techo has a lot of products, but not every one is right for the job. One must remember that in general people are dumb. In part we have today's daily life to blame for that. What ever you need there is some product that will basically do it for you. The process of general thought and problem solving has been reduced to which app to choose.

What all this means? Like mentioned KISS, but do not remove Techo from the table. Give your clients 2 choices and if they want something else than they have to do that on their own time. The trick is to feel them out before you make the 2 offers. If they are using the word budget a lot than you are not going to be recommending Traverina, and if they are looking to impress visitors you are not going to recommend Parisien.

I'd rather walk a client through product selection than be asked to give a competitive quote for under installation of a garbage product with bad tolerances and loads of efflorescence.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:58 PM
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Well said, Shovelracer!!!
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:47 PM
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Paver's real name

is Steve.

my rep shared that
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:08 PM
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is Steve.

my rep shared that
Your rep is full of it. Too funny!

I've known Pete (which Peter is his real name) since he first worked at Belgard and was married to his 1st wife. This was long before he was a paver guru...
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:50 AM
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How many wives has pete/steve had? This is important
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:00 PM
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Too many


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Old 08-10-2013, 12:11 AM
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Does anyone find it complete ridiculous how many different products Techo manufactures now? I will not recommend techo to a client because once they see the catolag they go nuts and have no clue what they even want. Sometimes keeping it simple is better.
Completely agree less is more for a home owner choosing material, colors.... Cambridge seems worse. I deal with Unilock products unless a customer has chosen techo, or ideal.

Paver Pete has seemed like the real deal to us.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:52 AM
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Cambridge is my exclusive. Pruce every job as 6x9 roundtable. Go look at ledge and add a $1/sf. Xls? $2.
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Is this him in the vid? He might really be good BUT i wouldn't level a base like that and am horrified by the block "bouncing up and down at the 38-43 second mark at which point he says perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiGwFyJZG14
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:04 PM
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Is this him in the vid? He might really be good BUT i wouldn't level a base like that and am horrified by the block "bouncing up and down at the 38-43 second mark at which point he says perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiGwFyJZG14
Yes, that is Paver Pete.

And that's not how we set block. Yes we do use a lase to make sure the block is to grade. But we also use a torpedo level to make sure the block is......LEVEL!

Pete loves the Hardscape industry. Yes he does.

But some of what he dispenses in his videos and his Techo Show cases is not of quality information.
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