I was leaving Home Depot, again. When I get a phone call. On the other end is an excited guy who just bought his first rental property, and he’s writing a book about it. Okay….? That’s different. He wanted me to build a wall or something. We set up a time to meet for an estimate and I head back to the house I was painting.
As a carpenter/small business owner I come across all types of people and personalities. Most good, some annoying, and a few bad. Then occasionally you’ll meet a guy like Rusty. Someone who is genuinely a great person, and then you get to work for him. It also turned into my biggest job since moving back to the Brazos Valley.
He originally wanted an estimate to convert a Den/Living room into a bedroom. Texas A&M University is the life blood of College Station. Rusty purchased a house near campus that is a prime candidate for students. More bedrooms more rent, it’s that simple. We talked about the scope of work and I ask him to let me give him a bid on painting the exterior, doing some cabinet work, etc. We talked about how he needed the job done by the first of August, I said I could do it, we finished at the end of the first week of August…which was not entirely my fault.
Here is the Exterior Work: