Hi, I'm a New Guy here !
I live in Western Kentucky, was a native of Western New York and went to Ky with the Company I was working for and lost my job in the downsizing of the 80's .
I liked where I was and started working for a local Painter/Paperhanger. I enjoyed the work and eventually moved about 20 miles away and began my own Painting,Paperhanging,Pressurewashing company of me, myself, and I.
I enjoy the work too much to leave it and become a Busnessman just running the jobs for others to work them.
I spent a bit of time doing Bridge Painting, spent a summer up on the Mackinaw Bridge in Mich.
Ended up damaging my knee in Ohio and after surgery and "light duty only" decided that ended the Bridge Painting for me.
I have a local Painting Contractor that Subs his Paperhanging to me, I have a couple of Interior Decorators that reffer me to their clients, and have refferals from Paint Stores and Lumber Yards.
I also do some out of town work Painting and Paperhanging some Clothing Stores in the South East for a National Contracting Firm I met a couple of years ago.
My Kids are either Married, in Colledge, or working, and My Wife Sometimes gets to come with me out of town.
A few years ago I felt led to diversify as best I could to get ready for what was coming. And, it seems to be paying off.
I'll do the Little Old Lady Jobs and if She asks me to fix this or that, I'll do it but ask Her not to Tell anyone so as not to appear as a handy-man.
I'm not used to talking [witing] about myself so much.
I had a difficult Paper to hang and was having problems with the hanleling of it and that's what led me to search the web for a forum to ask questions to better Hangers than I.