Hello To Some of the Most Resourceful People on The Net,
I am about to buy my first house. It will eventually need an addition put on (1820sq. ft. is the size, that has to be a basement included figure as it is a small 3 bedroom, 3 bath). It's not a b.o. location just a family house, that serves our family well because it has a huge yard, a great business oriented garage (own small but growing lawn care/tree business) with office and loft and enough space to store all of my equipment and my work truck, my back up beater work truck, and a dumpster on its own concrete pad next to the driveway and against the garage.
The place is on 1.87acres of just beautiful grass, and it has some surrounding privacy trees, that I am going to have to buy and plant. It looks more like 2 and a quarter acres to me... so its PERFECT for my two young boys. Plus there's a cool little old garage/shed kind of building that I think would make a killer fort for the boys. And there are tons of possibilities with mostly all of the yard, although there is a septic field... keep my garden and fruit trees as far away from that as possible. Also it is about an hour or two walking distance from philly, so... i figure that would give me SOME padding. You know, from zombies.
My questions are:
Can I Hire Friends that are skilled in Trades such as, Framing/drywall, Electrical, HVAC, Concrete/Masonry work to do the work to save a buck?
I met an extremely resourceful guy today that I think I would like to help me... what if he doesn't have the necessary licenses/paperwork but has the knowledge and does good work?
Can I just start another business as a Re modeler and hire him and insure him myself under my new Inc, or whatever is cheapest (I am an Incorperation and it cost me 975 plus about 125 a year)?
I know I need to contact the township and the county. But lets just say I live in close proximity to Philadelphia PA, anyone know off hand or around about what I'm getting myself into. I do think it would be a good Idea to hire a complete professional for electrical, and foundation work, but framing and drywall should be ok for some sweat equity and someone who knows what they are doing watching/helping me right? I have guys for HVAC, and I am pretty sure Electrical, but I have to see if he is interested.
OH YEAH, the outside is concrete or stucco. We are about to go for a formal tour. My wife just did an open house without me.
Any words of wisdom,
Would all be VERY GREATLY APPRECIATED. Heck maybe one of you lives near by and knows a trade and wants to barter for landscaping/hardscaping/treework, or cash, or just help a young fella cut his teeth?
Thanks for trying to read this jumble and help,
Holdin' and Never Foldin'