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Lynn Jackson

Lynn Jackson

Lynn Jackson began his painting career over twenty years ago under the watchful eye of a master painter. After many years of learning and perfecting his trade, working both on his own and for contractors, he finally settled in Northern California. Lynn continued to paint, while also earning a Master’s degree from a California State University.

In 1985 he took a position running a newly formed painting company for Hignell & Hignell, Inc. With a C33 painting contractor’s license in hand, he set about growing that company into one of the largest and most profitable painting operations in the area.

Understanding Project Manuals

By on November 26, 2016 in Pricing and Estimating with 4 Comments
Understanding Project Manuals

Project Manuals are the other tool that is provided, along with blueprints, to enable us to assemble an accurate bid. Whether you are bidding to general contractors or directly to the owner of a project, often you will be provided with an FTP site link where you can download the “Plans and Specs”. Once you […]

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Hiring, Firing and Training

By on October 16, 2016 in Random Thoughts, What We Do with 2 Comments
Hiring, Firing and Training

There are several things to consider when you think about what type of work you want to do. Generally speaking, it’s better to do a few things well rather than trying to do it all. Consider what types of work are available in your area, what you are best equipped to do and what it […]

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Attributes of an Excellent Coach

Attributes of an Excellent Coach

Introduction Yes, you get to wear yet another hat! Most of your crew are probably highly motivated self-starters. Some people however, if left to themselves, will not rise very far above average. This is where the role of a coach can be a critical factor in tipping the scales of winning or losing. It may […]

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Negotiating With General Contractors

By on February 21, 2016 in Business Practices with 5 Comments
Negotiating With General Contractors

Introduction When bidding to and working with general contractors, there are a number of things that are critical for your path to success. These include Marketing, The Bidding Process and Contract Negotiation. Marketing Your success starts with smart marketing. I would encourage anyone to evaluate the General Contractors within their target market area. You can […]

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The Bidding Process

By on August 16, 2015 in Pricing and Estimating with 4 Comments
The Bidding Process

 Putting it all together  The first step to any bid is of course to gather the quantities, whether you are measuring an existing structure or doing a takeoff from a set of plans. From there you must “extend” your numbers, either manually or by entering the information into an estimating program. There are many such […]

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Tracking Production Rates

By on April 19, 2015 in Pricing and Estimating with 3 Comments
Tracking Production Rates

Field budgets        Your field budget is generated from your bid. The total amount of time and materials that you have bid for each phase of the project makes up your field budget. This tells your superintendent and foreman on the job exactly how many hours and how many gallons of paint that […]

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