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Plaster, stucco and drywall trades

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The ups and downs of owning your own plaster, stucco and drywall contracting business.

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Plaster, stucco and drywall trades

  1. 1. Plaster, Stucco and Drywall trades A promising job category For the ambitious worker!
  2. 2. Tools of the plaster trade <ul><li>The hawk and trowel </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Different kinds of trowels used in the plastering </li></ul><ul><li>trade. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting to the ceiling work <ul><li>Stilts </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mixer </li></ul>
  6. 6. SCAFFOLDING <ul><li>Scaffolding </li></ul>
  7. 7. This shows a scaffolding set up.
  8. 8. Mobile/rough terrain scaffolding
  9. 10. Power scaffolding <ul><li>Photo of Fairmont apts. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Plaster, Stucco and Drywall all use different materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Plaster: Gypsum Based materials for base coat. Lime based materials for finish coat. </li></ul><ul><li>Stucco: Portland Cement based materials. (Sometimes acrylic finishes) </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Drywall: Acrylic types of materials for most drywall finishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Plaster and Stucco may be left unfinished or painted. </li></ul><ul><li>Drywall almost always is painted (or contains paint) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Application of gypsum plaster in an “open wall” system
  13. 21. <ul><li>Rewards of operating your own business: 1. INDEPENDENCE!!! 2. ALL OF THE PROFITS ARE YOURS!!! 3. YOU GET TO BE THE BOSS!! </li></ul>
  14. 22. <ul><li>HERE’S THE FLIP SIDE </li></ul>
  15. 23. <ul><li>INDEPENDENCE MEANS THAT YOU HAVE TO BE YOUR OWN MOTIVATOR! </li></ul><ul><li>INDEPENDENCE MEANS THAT YOU HAVE NO ONE TO FALL BACK ON IN THE CASE OF PROBLEMS AND ISSUES. </li></ul>
  16. 24. <ul><li>PROFITS?? WHAT PROFITS??? </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some of the things that can cut into your profits on a project: weather issues: too hot, cold, dry, wet. </li></ul><ul><li>Employee issues: not enough help, employees not trained, employees undependable, employees oppositional, employees lazy, employees sick, employees dishonest, etc., etc., etc. </li></ul>
  17. 25. <ul><li>PROFITS (CONTINUED) </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some Customer issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Customer fails to pay on time (or ever) </li></ul><ul><li>Customer changes his mind several times during a project. Or </li></ul><ul><li>Customer can’t make up his mind regarding project decisions. </li></ul>
  18. 26. <ul><li>Customer Issues (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Customer dishonest </li></ul><ul><li>Customer just plain doesn’t understand the project </li></ul><ul><li>Customer is a committee ! </li></ul>
  19. 27. <ul><li>Profit issues continued </li></ul><ul><li>Issues with other trades </li></ul><ul><li>Disagreements about scope of the project one has bid </li></ul><ul><li>Unexpected increases in materials costs </li></ul><ul><li>Unexpected labor costs </li></ul><ul><li>Damages </li></ul>
  20. 28. <ul><li>Rewards of operating your own business: 1. INDEPENDENCE!!! 2. ALL OF THE PROFITS ARE YOURS!!! 3. YOU GET TO BE THE BOSS!! </li></ul>
  21. 29. <ul><li>Let’s look at the final item: YOU GET TO BE THE BOSS. </li></ul><ul><li>You might as well as count on the fact that you, as boss, are going to log more hours on the job than any of the employees. (320-330 days a year!) </li></ul>
  22. 30. <ul><li>BEING THE BOSS CONTINUED: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not fun firing people. </li></ul><ul><li>It is discouraging to train people only to lose them to other companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Some employees don’t have appropriate work values: punctuality, dependability, concern for quality </li></ul>
  23. 31. <ul><li>The boss is probably the one on the job that feels the most STRESS! </li></ul>
  24. 32. <ul><li>LET’S GO TO A HAPPY PLACE!! </li></ul>
  25. 33. <ul><li>A BOSS CAN TAKE A REST WHEN HE NEEDS TO. </li></ul>
  26. 34. REWARDS: <ul><li>There is great satisfaction in a job well done. </li></ul>
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  28. 36. <ul><li>There is fulfillment in holding the following values in your business: </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Physical efforts </li></ul>
  29. 37. <ul><li>The most important rewards I received from my years in the walls and ceiling business were: </li></ul><ul><li>The recognition! </li></ul><ul><li>The challenges! </li></ul>
  30. 38. <ul><li>Challenge yourself in whatever occupation you Choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t retreat from Challenges that make you climb higher than you have before! </li></ul>
  31. 39. Risks+commitment+investment= REWARDS!

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