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Anyone in Colorado Springs?

True North's picture

Hello all,

I moved here to the Springs almost three months ago, and am finally licensed (class C homebuilder) and ready to work.

I am getting some leads, but I'm a one man band, and a lot of the jobs are more than I want to take on alone.

Anyone out there interested in teaming up on a job or two?

__________________________________________________ I have CDO. It's like OCD, only the letters are in alphabetical order like they're supposed to be. http://www.truenorthcarpentry.net

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Pretty country, isn't it?


 

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Yeah, for a Michigan boy it's absolutely breathtaking. Unfortunately, so was the elevation the first 6 weeks! :)

__________________________________________________ I have CDO. It's like OCD, only the letters are in alphabetical order like they're supposed to be. http://www.truenorthcarpentry.net

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I'm transplanted also from Michigan.  Go State!


 

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Howdy,


I'm in Fort Collins, so can't help much there.  But I did want to compliment you on your website.  


 

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Thanks. It's pretty raw right now. I need to get some more pictures up, increase the text size, and a few other things.

How's work in Fort Collins?

__________________________________________________ I have CDO. It's like OCD, only the letters are in alphabetical order like they're supposed to be. http://www.truenorthcarpentry.net

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It may be a raw, but the overall feel is very professional. I would trust you to build a house based on that website.   


Mine looks kinda cartoonish and homemade. (Which it is).  I've had it for a year and still haven't got any photos up. 


Fortunately, I've been busy enought to keep me busy, but every time I try to hire help, it backfires.  The market is still good though, esp if you're willing to rehash the college rentals. 


If your advertising window replacements in the douglas/el paso county area, keep an eye out for the oldach(Manufacturer name) windows.  Google em if you haven't come across em yet. 


Oldach shows up in a lot houses from the 90s, and most of em fell out of the walls already. 


 

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Glad you're staying busy. I know what you mean about hiring help; it's never worked well for me, although I've gotten by when there was enough work to be had.

Thanks for the tip on Oldach. I did a quick search on them and came up with stuff like this:

"Unfortunately, the Oldach wood windows couldn’t stand up to the drastic elements and wide ... Most of the Oldach wood windows we see these days have failed. ..."

and

"The complaint cites such damage from Oldach doors and windows as leaks, frost, fog, ..."

So that's why I'm seeing so many people wanting to replace their windows...

Thank you also for your kind words about my site. It's nice to hear what people think about it.

__________________________________________________ I have CDO. It's like OCD, only the letters are in alphabetical order like they're supposed to be. http://www.truenorthcarpentry.net

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Used to frame in Colorado Springs in the younger days, Oldach windows were made in Colorado Springs, must have installed 20K of them ,during the Boom times . They did make a exterior clad window, but most were pine inside & out. Cheap, Fast & EZ!

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How is fort collins doing?  I worked there a bit in the late 90's just before the building crash.  Wasn't one of the good bear makers called H G Berger?  Some of the best I've ever tasted came out of the tap during a tour of the place.

 


Beer was created so carpenters wouldn't rule the world.

If I could edit my location it would say I'm now in Reno :-)

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I am trying to think if I've heard of hc berger.  Sounds kinda familiar, but the big local brewers are New Belgium, Odell's, and Fort Collins Brewery. 


They all put out products worth bragging about, but New Belgium is going Nationwide with theirs. (Fat Tire) 


Coopersmiths is also a restaurant/brewery that makes the best beer I've ever tasted.  BM (b4 Marriage), I could always be found there.  I moved here in 98, and building stayed steady the whole time, except for a hiccup round 9-11.  When Residential is slow, commercial is hot, and vice versa.

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I'm a Colorado State Grad. and learned trim carpentry in Fort Collins and Loveland too. Lived in and renovated my first Victorian home there on Library Park (a short walk to Coopersmiths ).

I got to work with a great trim carpenter there (Larry Mastbergen).

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Don,

I really liked the HC Berger beer too. Unfortunately, that brewery closed it's doors a few years ago. I was amazed how many good beers were/are brewed in Fort Collins. It is like the Munich of the Rockies.

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Were a little North, (Castle Rock) but spoken for the last 8 years with a GC firm that keeps us busy doing what we like & a nice check to boot!


But, if you ever want to do some skiing or other activites drop a line & will show you some of the off the beaten path that Colorado has to offer!


Used to live in Colo Spgs in the late 80s, sure is a nice place!


E-mails on my profile page.

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Thanks for the offer! I might take you up on that when things settle down a little here. So far we've only hit the obvious places, but I'd love to get some advice from a native.

http://truenorthcarpentry.net


Edited 11/3/2008 10:35 pm by True North

__________________________________________________ I have CDO. It's like OCD, only the letters are in alphabetical order like they're supposed to be. http://www.truenorthcarpentry.net

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welcome to Colorado...


I'm 75 road miles or so west of ya....


 


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