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Wanderer 05-09-2011 01:13 PM

How to find a professional
 
Hello,

I am not a DIY for what I am looking for. I have found the Professional forum but cannot post in there as I am not a professional.

How does one go about contacting the people on the Professional forum to inquire about doing work?

Willie T 05-09-2011 01:59 PM

Many professionals come here. Post your location in your profile, and continue with a post that outlines what you are looking for. They may answer, they may not. But it will only cost you a little time and the energy to wiggle your fingers across the keyboard to find out.

Wanderer 05-09-2011 02:18 PM

Thanks for the reply. I did that once but will do it again. I have not added location info to my profile though. I will do that as well.

kwikfishron 05-09-2011 02:38 PM

I read your other thread. Have you tried any of the more traditional methods of finding a contractor in your area first?

Wanderer 05-09-2011 02:40 PM

I have to no avail. Stone masonry does not seem to be a broad field. By looking at the responses of those on the professional forum I am able to gauge their style and quality of work as well as their work ethic.

kwikfishron 05-09-2011 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Wanderer (Post 644541)
I have to no avail. Stone masonry does not seem to be a broad field. By looking at the responses of those on the professional forum I am able to gauge their style and quality of work as well as their work ethic.

If you look at their profiles many have links to their company website or other contact info. Some use their real name for a username, that with a location could help.

Wanderer 05-09-2011 02:54 PM

I thought I checked that but could not see their info since I did not have an account. I will check again.

mdawson3k 05-09-2011 02:58 PM

I am kind of in the same boat looking for projects that are beyond my novice ability.

Wanderer 05-09-2011 02:59 PM

I would think it would be beneficial to somehow team up people wanting work with those offering work.

Ron6519 05-09-2011 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wanderer (Post 644541)
I have to no avail. Stone masonry does not seem to be a broad field. By looking at the responses of those on the professional forum I am able to gauge their style and quality of work as well as their work ethic.

Well that's quality you don't see that often, internet intuition.
How does one confirm this quality of prose that translates to competancy?
Ron

Wanderer 05-09-2011 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 644553)
Well that's quality you don't see that often, internet intuition.
How does one confirm this quality of prose that translates to competancy?
Ron

It obviously does not confirm one's competency. Through their knowledge and advice, respect of others, and examples of their work it does help one formulate an educated opinion of their character and warrants contacting them for a person-to-person discussion vs. a blind date.

kwikfishron 05-09-2011 03:06 PM

I find it kind of hard to believe there are no quality Masons in Maryland.
You may have already done this but I’ll mention it anyway. Go to a Mason Supply Warehouse and ask for referrals. Ask them “who’s the best”. It will be the guy that can’t get to for a year.

Wanderer 05-09-2011 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 644563)
I find it kind of had to believe there are no quality Masons in Maryland.
You may have already done this but Ill mention it anyway. Go to a Mason Supply Warehouse and ask for referrals. Ask them whos the best. It will be the guy that cant get to for a year.


I am not sure who said "there are no quality masons in Maryland."

I had not thought of your suggestion and will look for a supply warehouse and ask.

kwikfishron 05-09-2011 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Wanderer (Post 644565)
I had not thought of your suggestion and will look for a supply warehouse and ask.

Id visit the warehouse in person, too easy to brush you off on the phone.

Wanderer 05-09-2011 03:18 PM

Good idea. Is this where a homeowner would also purchase stone products?


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