The answer to the question of whether I do “other” types of work is yes. On the completion of my most recent brick project, the homeowners asked if I would remodel their closet and change the door location. I happily agreed to do it and it is going well. I am just as comfortable doing carpentry as I am doing masonry. It is nice to mix it up.
Being the boss means getting the jobs, getting the stuff, and doing the jobs. Went to the brick yard yesterday which is a distance away and loaded up for my current project. Of course it down poured on the way home and none of my stuff was covered. I got home quick enough to keep everything dry. Mortar doesn’t like rain. I am cutting a lot of these bricks at home because it is so messy. I would rather make a mess in my yard than a client’s. The old Milwaukee grinder is toast so I switched to Bosch, nice tool so far.
I am officially licensed in the state of Washington to be a specialty contractor. The specialty in my case being masonry. I have met some nice people during this process and it was pretty easy to do. So I am licensed and bonded, time to get to work!
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