Parker was happy to receive a call from Henna about a possible steady contracting opportunity. A steady income will enable him to save up some money and get his own place. Since Henna still needs to get a proposal into the hands of Dominic Balducci, owner of Select Spaces, she asked Parker to meet her there.
Parker: Hi. I'm doing well. I'm glad you called. It's nice to see you again.
Henna: Yes. It's nice to see you as well. I'm hopeful that this will work out for both of us.
Parker: Me too. I'm willing to start small so you can see my work and then decide if you want to keep using me for other jobs.
Parker: I will keep that in mind. (looks around) So tell me about this place. It's interesting.
Henna: Yes, it is. Mr. Balducci, the owner and my client, is looking to have these four buildings look exactly the same. As you can see there are no doors and windows yet.
Parker: Those are easy enough to put in.
Parker: Okay. I can include the paint, unless you have a special request for a particular brand.
Henna: I would just like you to use something that will last and not chip easily. And the paint needs to be sealed.
Parker: Of course.
Henna: In this area, I am thinking that a monitor or some sort of board can be placed so that the guests' names and event can be on the board. Do you think you can run electrical wiring behind here?
Parker: Yes. Fortunately, I do have my electrician license. I can drill through the back or just rip open the wall, replace it and paint over it if I need to.
Henna: Okay, that's good.
Henna: Yes, if the client goes in that direction, I will suggest cable. We will have to figure that out so that it doesn't interfere with the guests' experience.
Parker: I would suggest that as long as I have to drill through, I add a covered box with a lock behind each building for the staff to access and control.
Henna: That sounds like a good idea. We also need to be sure to extend the floor and walls just a little for social space.
Henna: Just let me know what type of materials you will use when you put together your quote. I like to include the details so the client won't feel surprised.
Parker: Sure. No problem.
Parker: Okay. In that case, instead of a dimmer, I can add two light switches, each with the same amount of lights on it. So you have 100% and 50% lighting levels. But the lower lighting will still be bright enough to see.
Henna: Once the light fixtures are selected, we'll be able to get those up.
Parker: Okay. I think we can do that.
Parker: I'll have to go to the lumber yard and the hardware store. I have a quick job to finish, but I can get that done tomorrow, right after I finish working. I'll need a little time to work out the amount of building materials, and figure out time to complete building and setting windows and doors. I'll probably need one guy to help me, so I'll calculate the labor. Can you give me four days?
Henna: Yes, that will be fine. You can meet me at my office. Please call my office number and Carly will schedule an appointment. Do you have my office number?
Parker: Yes. Thank you.
Henna: Great! Thank you again for meeting with me. I look forward to seeing you soon.
They shake hands and go their separate ways. It looks like Parker will have some work to do and Henna may have solved her main contractor issue.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye