I don't know what to title this. How bout 'Home Owner Humor'?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    You had me dreaming about peanut butter pie last night. My birthday is next week I think that is what I want.
  2. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 174

    I was on the homeower's side of things the other day. I need my patio door and 2 large sidelights replaced leading to the back yard. I don't have a door guy in my back pocket so I have been getting quotes and ideas. One guy was literally 400% more than the rest. Just to put it in perspective, I have a decent house but nothing fancy and the guy wanted to sell me $1200 in handles and hinges on a french door! I don't have $1200 in hardware in my whole house! He was trying to hit a homerun when he should have been slapping a single off the green monster Wade Boggs style. I always tell people who I contract to do work that I'm a value guy. If I see value in it I will buy/upgrade. But who knows, maybe he thinks I'm the crazy one!
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    I'll have to post a picture of a slice!
    And I'll have to send you trhe recipe over the weekend!
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, well did you ask them to fill out the trusty 'ol spreadsheeet????

  5. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    DVS - thanks for posting this, I was having a pretty bad afternoon until I read those emails and the spread sheet. I have to have my septic tank replaced, I think I'll have he contractors fill out our spreadsheet while they are quoting it lol
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL - I received that email with the spread sheet last Friday, a little before 5. I was on my way out the door and we had company coming Saturday. At first it angered me, then I thought about it and I was like "I have too much going on, I can't fool this, and laughed at it".

    In a few weeks some nice people will call, we'll get along great, and they make us cookies.
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  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Well me and my financial backers from India.:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

    Andrew I always say "we" when referring to my company and never I.
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah rusk-a-roni, I didn't realize you had decision makers on staff. At small companies business actions are usually carried out by the owner, which would be you. Things pertaining to teamwork are "we".


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  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Ain't that the truth!
  10. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    All I can say is wow. I can't believe someone would have the cajones to actually ask you to fill out a spreadsheet.
    Sorry if I'm mistaken (its late and I'm tired) but based on your second post, your asking for around $35/sq ft? If that number is correct and you are landing jobs, god bless you.

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