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cool, thanks
Yep, I think that is way cool
So what are you charging for the app? I mean for me....
Very cool
Juan Jimenez wrote:
Brad Brinke wrote:You dont need to be licensed or certified to do a termite inspection in the commonwealth. You do however have to have a commercial applicators license in order to write the WDO/WDI letter. Maybe pair with a termite company?


You don't need any license to write the WDI letter. I've written hundreds of NPMA-33's. You only need an applicators license if you recommend a specific pesticide in the WDI.


Are you a VPMA Certified WDI Inspector?
You dont need to be licensed or certified to do a termite inspection in the commonwealth. You do however have to have a commercial applicators license in order to write the WDO/WDI letter. Maybe pair with a termite company?
Rob Jude wrote:Hayman Engineering and Harrison Engineering call me to do foundation certifications for them. They send me a 1099 every year. Those Bastards!!!

I believe Nachi's roof warranty program for Owens- Corning also sends me a 1099. I've done work as a sub for many other companies as well.






Right, I am also a sub for Harrison. They don't tell me when and where. I schedule it. I use my own tools, I have my own corporation.
Juan Jimenez wrote:
Rob Jude wrote:
Brad Brinke wrote:
Rob Jude wrote:a 1099 inspector can also take all the liability from the inspection and not put it on the company. My guys deal with all their own call backs for concerns or issues and don't bother me with them unless necessary, which is rare. You cannot do that with a W2 employee. You and your business are responsible for anything he does, doesn't, or misses. If he's paid a set fee per inspection with no responsibility for flying through the inspection, what does he care ? that faster he flies through it the more he makes and no repercussions? No thanks



Do your subs wear company shirts or drive vehicles with company logos?


I buy them the first batch of shirts and they buy them after that. I have vehicle magnets for anyone that prefers to look professional pulling up to the houses but they are not required to do either.


The liability is on you, not your fake sub. Don't delude yourself. I'm just trying to help.

Calling them a sub doesn't make it a true, and arguing that your lawyer said he was a sub won't work either. You have employees and you are liable for what they do, or don't do.


I agree with Juan. You have guys out there wearing company shirts, driving cars with company logos and taking assignments from you. I assume you also pay for their mistakes? That does not pass the sniff test for a sub-contractor. The penalties are through the roof for subs that are actually found out to be employees. Most often it is that sub that makes a stink about it.

Do what you want, but don't be surprised when the IRS calls
Rob Jude wrote:a 1099 inspector can also take all the liability from the inspection and not put it on the company. My guys deal with all their own call backs for concerns or issues and don't bother me with them unless necessary, which is rare. You cannot do that with a W2 employee. You and your business are responsible for anything he does, doesn't, or misses. If he's paid a set fee per inspection with no responsibility for flying through the inspection, what does he care ? that faster he flies through it the more he makes and no repercussions? No thanks



Do your subs wear company shirts or drive vehicles with company logos?
Troy Pappas wrote:Richmond...Are you driving again Brad?


sure buddy
See you in Richmond
I usually put it on the agents home screen when I see them. Works well then

Thanks dude
We are working with a new home builder in the same way except we just do an inspection when it's finished.
Troy Pappas wrote:
Brad Brinke wrote:We are 100% onsite. I have always completed onsite even when using a triplicate form. I use HIP on a Note 4 and my assistant uses an s3. We have gotten the program to a place where it flows very easy and is easy to update. Take pictures with the phone too. I use my laptop set up in the kitchen after I upload to the cloud to email it right to the client. Just takes a little practice.



That's pretty much what we do as well. A friend of mine in my area that has a name very much like yours showed me the way


Glad you saw the light!
 
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