Just landed a nice job

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I got a call from a builder that I've done some homes ( including his) for  
alarms, audio, video etc. He told me that a builder friend of his was build
ing a home and was looking for someone to do some work and he recommended m
e.

Well, it turns out that they're building their retirement home and want eve
rything that they're going to need for the rest of their lives.

I'm doing everything........ alarm glass break and PIR's all doors and wind
ows,and smoke detection. Landline and Cellular communication to central wit
h remote arming and text status notification. CCTV Using HD cameras and DVR
 with remote capability, Monitor for the CCTV to some of the TV's in the ho
use. Whole house and outdoor audio using Sonos. Most rooms with ceiling spe
akers and volume controls, Install 7 TV's including mounting, and hookup in
cluding Sonos soundbars on two TV's. IR extenders to all hidden components.
 Internet throughout, and to all TV's and wireless extenders to all areas o
f the house. Telephone only to a couple of rooms.

Not that big a house. Maybe about 5000 square feet but it's up on a bluff,  
overlooking the water. And the main feature is .... it's got an elevator fr
om the garage (under the house) to the first floor. Which I really don't ge
t. If it's a retirement home I'd think they'd want the elevator to go to bo
th the first AND second floor. I guess they think that they're going to die
 before they reach the point that they can't climb the stairs to go to bed.
  

Right now the bill is sitting around $14,000.00. with the labor for the TV  
installations quoted by the hour. With brackets and setup and remote progra
mming ... that could be another $2/3/4K ... They handed me a $6500.00 start
er check without blinking an eye.  I have a feeling it's going to be one of
 those .... Oh ..... by the way .... do you think you could add  ..... ?

Just finished the pre-wire. 5 days by myself. Not to shabby!


Re: Just landed a nice job
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:53:46 PM UTC-4, Jim wrote:
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r alarms, audio, video etc. He told me that a builder friend of his was bui
lding a home and was looking for someone to do some work and he recommended
 me.
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verything that they're going to need for the rest of their lives.
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ndows,and smoke detection. Landline and Cellular communication to central w
ith remote arming and text status notification. CCTV Using HD cameras and D
VR with remote capability, Monitor for the CCTV to some of the TV's in the  
house. Whole house and outdoor audio using Sonos. Most rooms with ceiling s
peakers and volume controls, Install 7 TV's including mounting, and hookup  
including Sonos soundbars on two TV's. IR extenders to all hidden component
s. Internet throughout, and to all TV's and wireless extenders to all areas
 of the house. Telephone only to a couple of rooms.
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, overlooking the water. And the main feature is .... it's got an elevator  
from the garage (under the house) to the first floor. Which I really don't  
get. If it's a retirement home I'd think they'd want the elevator to go to  
both the first AND second floor. I guess they think that they're going to d
ie before they reach the point that they can't climb the stairs to go to be
d.  
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V installations quoted by the hour. With brackets and setup and remote prog
ramming ... that could be another $2/3/4K ... They handed me a $6500.00 sta
rter check without blinking an eye.  I have a feeling it's going to be one  
of those .... Oh ..... by the way .... do you think you could add  ..... ?
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hopefully they do not run out of money on job half way thru and start those
 games

Re: Just landed a nice job
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:24:59 AM UTC-4, NickMark wrote:
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for alarms, audio, video etc. He told me that a builder friend of his was b
uilding a home and was looking for someone to do some work and he recommend
ed me.
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 everything that they're going to need for the rest of their lives.
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windows,and smoke detection. Landline and Cellular communication to central
 with remote arming and text status notification. CCTV Using HD cameras and
 DVR with remote capability, Monitor for the CCTV to some of the TV's in th
e house. Whole house and outdoor audio using Sonos. Most rooms with ceiling
 speakers and volume controls, Install 7 TV's including mounting, and hooku
p including Sonos soundbars on two TV's. IR extenders to all hidden compone
nts. Internet throughout, and to all TV's and wireless extenders to all are
as of the house. Telephone only to a couple of rooms.
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ff, overlooking the water. And the main feature is .... it's got an elevato
r from the garage (under the house) to the first floor. Which I really don'
t get. If it's a retirement home I'd think they'd want the elevator to go t
o both the first AND second floor. I guess they think that they're going to
 die before they reach the point that they can't climb the stairs to go to  
bed.  
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 TV installations quoted by the hour. With brackets and setup and remote pr
ogramming ... that could be another $2/3/4K ... They handed me a $6500.00 s
tarter check without blinking an eye.  I have a feeling it's going to be on
e of those .... Oh ..... by the way .... do you think you could add  .....  
?
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se games

Well, I'm thinkin not. Seems they just sold their "Estate" (Ahem!) and are  
downsizing for retirement. (Well exccccuuuuuse ME!)  


Re: Just landed a nice job
Jim Wrote:  

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Nice!  You may want to ohm out your wiring after the sheet rock.  I can't
count the number of times I've been screwed by the sheetrockers or even
insulators.



--  

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

Re: Just landed a nice job
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:43:06 PM UTC-4, G. Morgan wrote:
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or alarms, audio, video etc. He told me that a builder friend of his was bu
ilding a home and was looking for someone to do some work and he recommende
d me.
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everything that they're going to need for the rest of their lives.
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indows,and smoke detection. Landline and Cellular communication to central  
with remote arming and text status notification. CCTV Using HD cameras and  
DVR with remote capability, Monitor for the CCTV to some of the TV's in the
 house. Whole house and outdoor audio using Sonos. Most rooms with ceiling  
speakers and volume controls, Install 7 TV's including mounting, and hookup
 including Sonos soundbars on two TV's. IR extenders to all hidden componen
ts. Internet throughout, and to all TV's and wireless extenders to all area
s of the house. Telephone only to a couple of rooms.
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f, overlooking the water. And the main feature is .... it's got an elevator
 from the garage (under the house) to the first floor. Which I really don't
 get. If it's a retirement home I'd think they'd want the elevator to go to
 both the first AND second floor. I guess they think that they're going to  
die before they reach the point that they can't climb the stairs to go to b
ed.  
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TV installations quoted by the hour. With brackets and setup and remote pro
gramming ... that could be another $2/3/4K ... They handed me a $6500.00 st
arter check without blinking an eye.  I have a feeling it's going to be one
 of those .... Oh ..... by the way .... do you think you could add  ..... ?
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They have instructions to call me as soon as the drywall is up.  


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