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Old 11-13-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We love this area (Aberdeen ). I stay home and make home decor and sell my products mostly online, but have a few places I am checking into to put my products locally. My husband is an excellent carpenter looking for work in this area. He takes great pride in his work, and everyone he has done work for has been extremely happy. He is a hard worker and shows up when he says he will. He also will do handyman work, those small jobs that others won't do. We just don't know who to contact. There are many services online, that are supposed to help find leads, but they are pretty costly. Any ideas?
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Aberdeen is about 40 miles from Fayetteville, which would likely have much more work. I might look for a place on that side of Aberdeen and try advertising in the Fayetteville CraigsList or maybe apply to some services that operate out of Fayetteville.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We are trying to avoid going in that direction. I know there's plenty of work around, just need to find those connections.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:44 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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IMO, if you don't speak the language and coming from Maine you don't. It will be difficult to sell to the locals. You will be a great customer but struggle to be a business person.
Just like most everyplace, the carpentry business is done with "imported labor" so finding a decent paying carpenter job is not likely.

I would suggest living in one of the communities where you have a lot of Northerners living.They are more tolerant Yankees and speak your language.
Don't get me wrong their are a lot of nice local people living here but the vast majority of successful business people are probably locals.

Starting a Handyman service is a good idea. We have a re-modeler/handyman contractor in our area who is from the northeast and is quite busy.

Advertising your services in the Pilot newspaper is a good place to start as are some of the other local papers.

OK so where do a lot of Yankees live you ask?

Pinehurst
Pinewild CC
Seven Lakes
Southern Pines
Foxfire village


BTW the Aberdeen Police Chief is from NJ. (I read that in the Pilot)
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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Have you tried contacting the Moore County Chamber of Commerce? They may have some very helpful info for you.

Moore County Chamber -
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Maine
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So, since that post, we have had business cards made up and lettering on my husband's truck. We went to a lot of realtors in the area (Aberdeen, Pinehurst and Southern Pines). We were very much welcomed by every one of them, and have a few prospects. However, the very first realtor took us right out to a property that needed work and hired him on the spot. That job has grown some and has also lead to another. Plus we have a nice neighborhood and found some work there. Things look good, and I believe word of mouth is always the best. I, myself, have been busy painting saw blades, slates and Christmas ornaments and making burlap wreaths and trees. Some here, some being shipped out. Also, we are renting in Aberdeen, but still looking at homes in Pinehurst and surrounding areas. Love the whole area here. ��
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh, and we will be checking with the Chamber and getting his name in there, joining the Chamber. Thank you, mamasplace. ��
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Sounds like you're on the right track. Congrats and best wishes for continued success!
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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IMO, if you don't speak the language and coming from Maine you don't. It will be difficult to sell to the locals. You will be a great customer but struggle to be a business person.
Just like most everyplace, the carpentry business is done with "imported labor" so finding a decent paying carpenter job is not likely.

I would suggest living in one of the communities where you have a lot of Northerners living.They are more tolerant Yankees and speak your language.
Don't get me wrong their are a lot of nice local people living here but the vast majority of successful business people are probably locals.

Starting a Handyman service is a good idea. We have a re-modeler/handyman contractor in our area who is from the northeast and is quite busy.

Advertising your services in the Pilot newspaper is a good place to start as are some of the other local papers.

OK so where do a lot of Yankees live you ask?

Pinehurst
Pinewild CC
Seven Lakes
Southern Pines
Foxfire village


BTW the Aberdeen Police Chief is from NJ. (I read that in the Pilot)
So it sounds like in your opinion, northern transplants aren't welcomed by locals? Its best to not try to "integrate"?
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:57 AM
PDD
 
Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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So it sounds like in your opinion, northern transplants aren't welcomed by locals? Its best to not try to "integrate"?
Of course northerners are welcome, as customers.
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