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Old 01-04-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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im a construction plumber and wanting to come to ga becuse construction is dead here, and i hear ga is booming . is this true? where would be my best area for construction jobs and cheap rent. would like to live in a suburb . please respond.also ,is the more construction in ga or nc?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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im a construction plumber and wanting to come to ga becuse construction is dead here, and i hear ga is booming . is this true? where would be my best area for construction jobs and cheap rent. would like to live in a suburb . please respond.also ,is the more construction in ga or nc?
its not booming. non-residential is strong, but is slowing down.

your best bet in GA is going to be the atlanta area. The south georgia market is pretty well saturated with labor, but also the wages are very low.

What is your specific trade?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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its not booming. non-residential is strong, but is slowing down.

your best bet in GA is going to be the atlanta area. The south georgia market is pretty well saturated with labor, but also the wages are very low.

What is your specific trade?
construction plumber
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Canton, GA
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We moved from Florida a year ago to the Atlanta burbs (Canton to be exact) It is not booming here, it's slowed down to a drizzle. There are so many subdivisions that have gone out of business that all you see are paved roads with the plumbing pipes, and nothing else. While it's true that GA as a whole is doing better than FL, but not much better.

Now this is just my opinion, you'd be better off working as a plumber (or for a plumbing company) and not so much the construction side. Again, stick to Atlanta or the surrounding areas.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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North Carolina definetly...more work for you in North Carolina.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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North Carolina definetly...more work for you in North Carolina.
Move to Blue Ridge or Ellijay Georgia - I think this guy is some kind of troll trying to keep Florida people out of Northern Georgia - look at all his posts. He seems to have it in for Floridians for some reason! Maybe he got beat up as a kid in Florida or something
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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Just FYI, My friend that worked for a Big Homebuilder that went under he contacted the banks that
actually own the property now since the Homebuilder went out and since they had 3 different communities that each had a different Foreman or Contractor (The Guy that oversaw all the building that went on) the banks hired 2 of them back to finish up the communities since they have all the knowledge of that particular subdivision. Now all the different sub contractors they used will have work. Seems like the Banks have to do that to communities that are 60 or 70% done and get them sold. He sure is happy now compared to talking to him a month ago, I tried to keep sharp objects away from him when the holidays were here...
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Move to Blue Ridge or Ellijay Georgia - I think this guy is some kind of troll trying to keep Florida people out of Northern Georgia - look at all his posts. He seems to have it in for Floridians for some reason! Maybe he got beat up as a kid in Florida or something

Keep them out please they already have taken over. And no never really beat up as a kid wrestled and done Martial Arts since 6 years old so nice try. Actually I was trying to be helpful theres a lot more jobs in North Carolina that A man in his field would find work in. I wasnt trolling or whatever you refered to. I just have no agenda and tell it like it is. Thanks for reading all my posts though
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: HELL a.k.a Columbus, GA
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Definitely not in Newton/Rockdale county either. Developers have all but abandoned the subdivisions they were building. We have lots of subdivisions with paved roads and pipes sticking out of the ground too. There is at least one subdivision with just one house sitting in it. Every time I drive by that house, I think that those homeowners-assuming someone's bought it- must be lonely. There were plans for yet another Super Wal-mart but Wal-mart has postponed building for another few years. That says a lot.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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There are always jobs for qualified plumbers. Atlanta has a lot of aging homes that are ripping at the seams. I am considering adding another bathroom so i will need a plumber myself soon.

A lot of these crumbling subdivisions had to go so no loss there. There are plenty of subs going in as we speak, just not that madness that it was before and thank god for that! Soon people would have a chattanooga mailing address........

In short it is way more opportunistic than s fl but rent isnt cheap per say
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