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Old 05-21-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Smile Questions about Painting Contractor relocating

I am a residential & commercial painting contractor.
I am researching on opening a shop to serve the Jacksonville market.
Would be relocating from Southern California.

How is the building market?
Is there a lot of new construction going on?
Are there any construction companies out there who would like to network?
Anyone willing to give some good zip codes to live in?

I dont have 20 questions lol... 4 will have to do!

I appreciate any help or advice you have to offer!
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Hello...first of all, congratulations on the move and an early welcome to Jacksonville. I am a native here and love it. It has it's downfalls as with any other place, but overall, it's a great place to call home.

Beaches (32082, 32250, 32233), Intracoastal (32225), Julington Creek (32259) are some nice areas to live in.

I have been in the marketing industry for over 12 years and my specialty is home improvement as we publish Home and Decor IDEAS Magazine in Jacksonville. I am also a member of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, so I can help get you in touch some people who can answer your questions.

What is your timeline to be in Jacksonville and open the business? I would be more than happy to help you. My email address is [email]mmartin@directmailoptions.com[/email]. We are owned by Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today.

Thank you so much and again, an early welcome to Jacksonville :-) Hope to hear from you soon!
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Originally Posted by BritishAmericanPainting View Post
I am a residential & commercial painting contractor.
I am researching on opening a shop to serve the Jacksonville market.
Would be relocating from Southern California.

How is the building market?
Is there a lot of new construction going on?
Are there any construction companies out there who would like to network?
Anyone willing to give some good zip codes to live in?

I dont have 20 questions lol... 4 will have to do!

I appreciate any help or advice you have to offer!
The building market is poor, just like the rest of the US.
No, there's not a lot of new construction being built. Just here and there.
I'm sure there are. Tip: contact some of the major neighborhood organizations in the older, historic districts and they can turn you on to some of the socials/mixers/networking/small business associations in their areas.

RAP @ www.riverside-avondale.com
SPAR & SAMBA @ www.sparcouncil.org & www.sambajax.org
San Marco @ www.smpsjax.org

They have a lot of houses to paint, and since they are mostly historic houses, they usually get painted more often than new ones.

Personally, I wouldn't live any where other than a zipcode ending in 02 to 07. Those are the most unqiue, walkable/bikeable, and eclectic neighborhoods in the city. Center for the arts, entertainment, culture, parks, unique venues, and are relatively vibrant for Jacksonville.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Thumbs up Thanks for your input!

I really appreciate the time you put into your responses!
The big move is in a few months! We are ready to get started!
I'm not sure anything will be much worse than California for my trade!

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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Florida is better than California in at least one aspect I can think of...No State Income Tax. Well actually 2 things no mudslides either, it used to be 3 things but lately we have been having a rash of wildfires. Good luck on your pending move.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Florida is better than California in at least one aspect I can think of...No State Income Tax. Well actually 2 things no mudslides either, it used to be 3 things but lately we have been having a rash of wildfires. Good luck on your pending move.
No earthquakes either...
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