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Old 01-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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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
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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guess i should just be patient...

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

love fridays!
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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Look in the yellow pages.
Call some local builders and see who they use.
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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.
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....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.....
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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

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