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Old 06-01-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, and Denton County. It's about a 3,000 square mile area, which is equivalent of 2 Long Islands or about 70% of Connecticut's landmass.
So much this^. And there are people who commute into either Dallas or Fort Worth from other areas outside those four core counties too, like Waxahachie (Ellis County), Rockwall (Rockwall County), Weatherford (Parker County), and Cleburne (Johnson County). The Dallas MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) covers 12 counties.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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I'm new to DFW and I live in Arlington. While Arlington is nice, you really do want to know where you will be working before you choose a place to live because the area is HUGE! Outside of basic errands in my immediate area, any time I have to go somewhere, I'm never driving less than 15 miles one way going to other parts of Arlington or less than 20 miles going into Dallas or Fort Worth.

As far as tolls, I've not had to use toll roads since I've been here. I made sure to buy a GPS system separate from my phone before moving to Texas. I have my navigation system set to avoid them so toll roads haven't been an issue for me.

I'm not really sure where I would be working. I could be in one place as little as a few months to add much as a few years. It depends on how many elevators need to be worked on. I'm not sure which cities in the DFW area has many elevators. It's good food for thought though, thanks for bringing it up. I'll call the guy in three union this week and ask him some of these questions.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Schindler and TK have their maintenance offices in the Irving area and service the WHOLE DFW metroplex. (I have friends who work at both places) Besides elevators, escalators would be the 2nd area that also gets serviced by them. Right now, the majority of the new elevators going up are along the Tollway in the Frisco/Plano area, so not sure where you can decide to live as your work will be spread out and vary. Best to talk to someone who you know down here who's doing the same thing as you and help decide where to centrally live. Elevator work can vary from airports, hotels, malls, and office buildings. Occasionally a home or two may come up. Unlike NYC, we have the space here to build, so not that many new high rise buildings are popping up. So not sure if there is a huge demand for elevator techs in the area, but I could be wrong.....
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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Schindler and TK have their maintenance offices in the Irving area and service the WHOLE DFW metroplex. (I have friends who work at both places) Besides elevators, escalators would be the 2nd area that also gets serviced by them. Right now, the majority of the new elevators going up are along the Tollway in the Frisco/Plano area, so not sure where you can decide to live as your work will be spread out and vary. Best to talk to someone who you know down here who's doing the same thing as you and help decide where to centrally live. Elevator work can vary from airports, hotels, malls, and office buildings. Occasionally a home or two may come up. Unlike NYC, we have the space here to build, so not that many new high rise buildings are popping up. So not sure if there is a huge demand for elevator techs in the area, but I could be wrong.....

I'm calling the union this week and asking the BA some questions. I know there's work there, I checked. I'm sure a lot of the guys have a bit of traveling to do, we do it here in nyc, but it's one of the natures of the beast. Thanks for the info
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