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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
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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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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?...no 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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North Ambergris Caye, Belize
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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
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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
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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
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San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye
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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
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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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