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Knucklez 01-27-2012 05:00 PM

Not DIY Related: So hard to hire drywallers
 
i have drywalled many areas in my house but i'm not good at it, and i am not getting any better. i need to hire this out.

it's so hard to hire someone. one guy i called was great, but he wants me to buy the material. huh? do you know how difficult it is for me to fit a 4x8 sheet of drywall in my hatchback? another guy came to inspect the job, sounded interested, said he would quote but 2 weeks later i have yet to hear a response (despite constant reminders).

i gotta call more people
aaaaaahhh!!!!!

/rant

now i feel better :)

Knucklez

titanoman 01-27-2012 05:35 PM

Awe...buck up. You can probably get it delivered.
You can do the job yourself and save a lot of money and look at the wall or whatever you're working on and say, "I did that".
Just do it.
How many sheets are you needing to hang/finish?

user1007 01-27-2012 06:04 PM

Did the guy say he would not pick up the material or was he just asking that you arrange to pay for it? Big difference. And if it is any quantity of drywall a real supplier will gladly deliver it. Not sure about box stores. And you might get hit with a nominal delivery charge, especially on a smallish order and if you cannot deal with it being bundled with other deliveries.

Good drywallers stay busy so you may just need to be flexible and patient. It is hard, I know, when you want something finished. It is worth it in the long run and you will have a better working relationship.

As for finding drywallers you might drive and ask around to see if someone is on a job near you and might be willing to tag yours on somehow.

Knucklez 01-27-2012 07:15 PM

guess i should just be patient...

i had a couple of BEvERages now so i am in a much better mood.

love fridays!

joecaption 01-27-2012 08:11 PM

Look in the yellow pages.
Call some local builders and see who they use.

Sir MixAlot 01-27-2012 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Knucklez (Post 836374)
So hard to hire drywallers

Ain't that the truth. :laughing:

ddawg16 01-27-2012 08:20 PM

Regarding getting stuff delivered.....I know we hate shelling out $50-76 to have stuff delivered...but figure out what your time and back is worth....

The time to drive to the supply store....load it on a cart....take cart through checkout....push cart to car/truck....load on car/truck.....drive home....unload from car/truck......

If I need a bunch of stuff....I just have it delivered....especially if it's heavy.....

The one lumber yard I have been dealing with didn't even charge me for the last load I bought....the driver was not busy....I'm pretty close....the brought it to me for free.....sure is easy on the back.

AtlanticWBConst. 01-28-2012 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knucklez (Post 836374)

....one guy i called was great, but he wants me to buy the material. huh? .....

.....another guy came to inspect the job, sounded interested, said he would quote but 2 weeks later i have yet to hear a response (despite constant reminders)......


Yep, sounds pretty much like legitimate drywallers alright.....:laughing: :yes:

Knucklez 08-16-2012 06:08 PM

just wanted to post a quick update .. vetted some contractors finally settled on a couple of dudes. they were REALLY good. kept at it, did a couple of extra patch ups too. final product was really good. i think their price was fair too. after the room decoration, i sent pictures to their company because the unique ceiling maybe is something they might want to put on their webpage for advertisement. i wish i could find more contractors like this, i would hire out more if i could. least i know who to call when i have the basement drywall project in a year or so :)

knucklez

mae-ling 08-16-2012 10:19 PM

I know of different guys no longer paying for materials (although they will get them or arrange delivery).
That is what I did.

After I got burned for $5000.00 in materials, plus wages, I changed my business model.
Now I had to make $5000.00 to pay the $5,000.00 so I am really out $10,000.00

Many people started charge accounts, and I billed to their account. However I was in smaller towns and knew the lumber yards well.

drtbk4ever 08-17-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Knucklez (Post 990491)
after the room decoration, i sent pictures to their company because the unique ceiling maybe is something they might want to put on their webpage for advertisement.
knucklez


How about sharing those pictures with us? I'm curious.:thumbsup:

7echo 08-17-2012 07:58 PM

" i wish i could find more contractors like this, i would hire out more if i could."

If the drywall guys were good it is likely they know some other skilled and conscientious tradesmen. They will probably know for sure some good framers, plumbers, and electricians as those trades impact their work, both before and after the drywall is hung and finished.


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