Today I would like to talk to you about what is your role.
Sometimes when working with a homeowner/customer… we Drywallers need to also be a General Contractor of sorts… meaning, the homeowner is not always going to have the wisdom of a General Contractor.
Today I went to a job and things weren’t quite ready for my drywall part of the job. It was something that the homeowner as well as I had overlooked.
Electrical needs to be done before drywall. She did not know this (she’s not a general contractor, who would have known) and I failed to ask her if there was any electrical, plumbing, etc. to be done before i was scheduled in.
Yes, this is common knowledge to G.C’s … but remodeling takes brains to get the WHOLE project done. And get it done in the right order.
So i left that job w/my tail between my legs. Thought i would share with you guys.
Fortunately for me, this was a bitter/sweet experience. Because i had another job that needed to get done and i went back to that small to medium size job and smeared mud until about 5:30 p.m
One thing is for sure, it’s good to have steady work.
Times are good now. Ride the wave as long as it lasts, because as we all know… waves don’t last forever.