Featured Contractor: Leo G
10 Best reputed contractors - Maintenance Blog Pages - Currently we have been together for 28 years, my oldest has graduated from college with his bachelors in science and my youngest is in high school, mostly with honors. I got a job with one of the guys that use to work at the first millwork place making a kitchen. The boss asked me if I?d like to try working inside the millwork shop. It was going to slow for him. I was given the ultimatum that I could either work for them full time or I was gone. I told them OK. com. Just a shop that so happened to make speakers boxes. I could never get a system down because he would constantly change it. The guy that hired me to do the kitchen kept me busy for a long time and slowly but surely pushed me into being an independent contractor. About 3 weeks into that kitchen I got called back to the millwork job. A buddy of mine got me a chance with a construction company. From that time on I was on my own. Couldn?t squeak out those other 4. At that time it was 1997 and I got my license. I told them I was busy with a kitchen and I could work for them for 1/2 days until my kitchen was completed. What do you expect from people that have little skills being paid minimum wage. After a while I started paying for the rent on the shop he had been renting and then eventually I got a place a few miles from my home. Sent it into the machine and it came to a screeching halt. My next job was in a speaker manufacturer. All my seniority, sick days and vacation time were scrapped as I was a new employee? strike one & two. Digging ditches then painting then wide board flooring then framing on post and beam houses. I taught them some things that I learned and vice versa. The expected great things from people who knew nothing. I quit on the spot, took my stuff and vacated. We got hitched in ?86 and bought a house in ?89 and had two boys. Had to hire a crew at minimum wage. Production quota was suppose to be 35 boxes a day, complete including finishing. Next job I got was with a kitchen shop. I am happily married to my sweetheart of a wife. The first 5 months things were OK there. I found out that I was being rehired as a new employee into a newly named company. I worked there the week and was called to the office. I had asked about it at the beginning of the week and was told nothing like that was happening. I was very upset with him as your bank account shouldn?t be depleting while you are working full time. I told them that what they did sucked, loosing my benefits and then telling me that I was inconveniencing them by leaving. Get free quotes - commercial roof replacement, metal roofing, roof shingles, tin roof. They hired me as the manager. I clarified to him that I wasn?t going to be coming back. Most of you know me here because of my moderator position. I asked him why?s that? He said because I accepted his ultimatum. Then the brothers split up there partnership and of course I ended up with the jerk. We were putting it through the widebelt sander when he came in. Hated to leave the job, but I was owed money and he took 12 weeks to pay off six weeks of what he owed me. He cranked the machine so it would take a 1/16? off at once, which I knew it couldn?t do and told him so, he didn?t care. After about a month we were able to get up to about 31 a day. I was there for another 3 months before he started screaming at me for asking a question. Been there ever since. I started out with a single post like the all of you did. I worked there until 1990 when it became apparent that he was having a hard time with his bills. We made everything that would go into 17th and 18th century homes. One day we made a big box and the back wasn?t fitting into the flush into the dado because it wasn?t deep enough. So I got a job up the road for a couple of brothers that did the same thing but on a more modern house. I was there for 8 months when they had a shop wide layoff. Never knew why and never heard from him again. Drove me made. I had questions on how many wires that could be put into a conduit. I asked for an experience worker and was denied. Of course that wasn?t always the way. The boss seemed to like me and started me out in the field. I started out needing a job for the summer after going through a few jobs that weren?t my cup of tea. DIY was my first question LOL. I started it officially in 1997, but I?ve been in woodworking since 1985. All of which I was adequate at but really not enjoying. Leo GLRG WoodCraftinglrgwood. I told him to get out of my shop. The work went on for another couple of months until one day I went there and the door was locked, business closed. And I didn?t see him on the floor for about 2 months. I said sure, didn?t know it would end up being a career. I was pissed. My name is Leo Graywacz. I named my company is LRG WoodCrafting, I have no imagination LOL. He said, see you Monday. I was doing a substantial amount of work for someone who was only suppose to be managing. The owner would come into the shop and rearrange things nearly every day to make things more ?efficient?
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