How I Found $12,500 at Lunch

 

 

 

I want to tell you how  I found 121/2 thousand dollars at one time. The story in a second.

I’m Ron Ramsden and I’m a DYB coach, I’m also a painting contractor North of Boston Massachusetts.

Couple years ago I was on a job site, it was lunch time. I had six guys working at the time. Two of the guys went out to their truck, grab their lunch, came back, sat down to relax and eat their lunch. The other four, two of them although had their lunch, they all jumped in the truck, went off to the sub-shop. The other guys ate while the other guys went in and they eventually made it back.

The other guys ate while the other guys went in and they eventually made it back.

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Everybody had eaten except the two guys at the subs. So everybody hangs around, they ate when it was time to get up, they all get up and went.

I glanced at my watch, it was a 40-minute lunch. Not a big deal I thought.

Well on Monday when I asked for their time cards for the previous week, of course, two of them had it all filled out with the job names next to it.

The other two had theirs about partially filled out and they asked each other a couple of questions. And the other two filled it out on that spot. And it was amazing, not only did they not really remember where they worked or how many hours they worked, they all took exactly a half hour lunch.

Well, I look at it this way, two years ago our billable hourly rate was $50 an hour. Ten minutes a day for six guys loss is an hour a day. An hour is $50. An hour every day of the week is five days is $250 a week time 50 weeks work a year is 121/2 thousand dollars. We had to make a change, that’s a lot, a lot of money.

And I explained to my guys when we changed. I said I also want to make sure you guys get paid for all the time you work. Couple other guys who been around a long time will show up at the job site a little early, get the ladders out, start getting the job put together. And a lot of times they haven’t even put in for that.

They were just there and they just assumed that it was part of their responsibility. I want to make sure they get paid for that. And secondly, I want to make sure if they leave for a dentist appointment early or come in later, we don’t get paid for that unless that’s a pre-arranged thing.

So what we did is we used an online App and it’s also for your phones… I know there are a couple Apps out there that do the same thing.

But it also helps us with job costing. So every hour work is assigned to a job even if they split their jobs halfway through the day or even three jobs or even when we are tracking production. We can have different things, interior prep, interior wall rolling, interior ceiling rolling.

In the painting industry, we track that. That allows us to bid and estimate jobs much, much better also. That allows us to bid and estimate jobs much, much better also.

So for a small investment which I usually find pays for itself the first week for the entire month with guys coming in possibly five We can have different things, interior prep, interior wall rolling, interior ceiling rolling.

In the painting industry, we track that. That allows us to bid and estimate jobs much, much better also.

So for a small investment which I usually find pays for itself the first week for the entire month with guys coming in possibly five pass 8 and then reporting in at 8 o’clock, it all adds up at the end.  So I find 121/2 thousand dollars that year just for using the T-sheet App.

Anyway, I’m Ron Ramsden and I’m a DYB coach, I’m also a painting contractor in Northern of Boston Massachusetts, helping guys stay out of the bucket.

About the Author

Ron Ramsden is the owner of the successful Ramsden 1-800-PAINTING, who implemented the DYB SYSTEM, and crushed it in 2015, and now coaches other painting contractors around the nation to do the same.