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Looking for Maintenance/Construction #310786
11/15/08 07:47 AM
11/15/08 07:47 AM
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EricL Offline OP
EricL  Offline OP
I've had the dream of living island style for over 10 years. Both my daughters will be graduating college over the next year. It's time for my dream. I have 15 years experience of maintenance and construction. My resume includes 5 years Project Coordinator for a redevolpment company that handled 500+ apartments at one time. In addition, I have 10 years of self employment in the remodeling/construction field. ANY information I can receive to make my goal become reality would be appreciated. Eric

Re: Looking for Maintenance/Construction [Re: EricL] #319147
01/17/09 11:10 PM
01/17/09 11:10 PM
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Sandshaker Offline
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You and a million other people. Sorry Eric.
Construction in Belize and in the US are very different. You'd probably do better on the mainland. I think construction companies are pretty well sewed up on the island. I wouldn't advise trying to be competition for the life-long established local companies. They are good and they know what they are doing.

Peter? input here? smile
Amanda? Help the guy out..LOL

Re: Looking for Maintenance/Construction [Re: Sandshaker] #321061
01/28/09 02:57 PM
01/28/09 02:57 PM
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Posts: 413
North Ambergris Caye, Belize
AdvantageRealty Offline
AdvantageRealty  Offline
Plus they just laid off half the island. Slow.

Re: Looking for Maintenance/Construction [Re: AdvantageRealty] #321070
01/28/09 03:17 PM
01/28/09 03:17 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,962
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
It is true that all business is terribly slow at the moment. But the island can always use a good contractor. The good ones are in high demand and folks are still building, remodeling, demolishing etc.

This will certainly be a rough year for many people and some adjustments in salaries and rates will probably be in order.

However, once a fellow has seen his daughters both graduate from college I for one believe he should give HIS dream a shot.

This is all about expectations. If EricL has a little savings and wants to work to keep busy - no problem. If EricL needs to make a living in order to survive - well, now might not be the best time to start on this new venture.

Re: Looking for Maintenance/Construction [Re: Amanda Syme] #322233
02/03/09 07:06 PM
02/03/09 07:06 PM
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Peter Jones Offline
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Yes, but that would be just as true in (say) the US as here.

Re: Looking for Maintenance/Construction [Re: Peter Jones] #327669
03/10/09 09:32 PM
03/10/09 09:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 128
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye
Keepin'itReel Offline
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Does anyone know of people who specifically do house inspections in SP? I have not heard of anyone and that might provide someone with that field of expertise an avenue for income here - probably not to live on though . . .

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Re: Looking for Maintenance/Construction [Re: Keepin'itReel] #327672
03/10/09 09:58 PM
03/10/09 09:58 PM
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Posts: 1,070
San Pedro Town
belizeonthebeach Offline
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I have been doing house/condo inspections for various realtors for over ten years now. I would be happy to oblige anyone that needs one.

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