Monday, February 05, 2007

Spring, 2007

Hello Atlanta!
Having been here since august, and learning some very important lessons, like: stay away from 400 on fridays, I must say I like the area, and business has been improving greatly.

After a small sabbatical into the commercial arena, I am back in the residential game.

Announcing: we are beginning to offer a new product line in the form of custom-made cypress pergolas! I as a lumber broker get great prices on the lumber itself, and the demo model turned out great! (Please see picture). It is actually up for sale right now, and will be about $4000 installed. If you are interested, please send me an email at and we can get something together. I can also just sell you the lumber. Just email for that one.

Licensure Issue: I have recently learned that GA has instituted a licensure program for residential contractors. Because I have a license from back home, I am currently in negotiations with Georgia to grant me a reciprocity license, which will let me avoid another boring class and a bunch of unnecesary fees. If anyone has concerns, please don't hesitate to voice them.

Other Projects: I am looking for some more fun decks to build. I recently found a great source for Ipe, or brazilian walnut, which, in my humble opinion, makes some of the most beautiful decking. I can get some wholesale pricing, but please understand that it is a high-end item and commands high prices. I will have those up shortly. I have also recently moved into a shop in Peachtree Hills, (small, humble, but hey - I love it), and have done my first run of some display stands. They went really well, and if anyone (small business owners - hello!) needs some limited custom shop work done for a fair price, please let me know - I love having shop work, as it cuts down my commute. (but I will deliver a finished product).

Anyway, thats it for now - I have to go build some things to pay the internet bill, so dream up a project and get in touch! spring is coming, and I want to be outside, not on the computer typing! I also want to take another trip. The picture here is a butcher shop in Italy - they make a great sausage and cheese plate. I went with my dad, and had a great time. Let me build your deck, and I'll bring you a few recipies!

- Darwin

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