The Mineer residence sits on the foothills of Usery Mountain in Maricopa County, Arizona. Mr. Jack Mineer is a thoughtful, exacting construction type looking for the best deal through a competitive bid process. The three and four story construction, built on a pitched grade, required technical safety costs balanced with the tight competitive nature of the local painters to get the job.
Since the garage addition was added after the taller portion had been built the narrow area between structures contributed to ladder use challenges. MTS calculated ladder angles versus the heights and was able to forego scaffolding costs, adding value for the owner. The owner expressed his confidence in the sales presentation and the initial project management by expanding the scope of work almost as soon as he met our painting crew. In performing the prep work, our highly trained crew members showed excellent consistency to the salesman’s presentation, and Mr. Mineer added the whole body colored portion of the project, thus doubling the size of the job.
Because much of the roof pitch was unclimbable without assistance, we conferred with Jack and decided to add a safety tie-off bolt. Evidently, we had the same idea roofers must have had while traversing the pitch, because a secure eye-bolt was located in the same place we had selected. Our senior crew leader’s experience at rock climbing really came in handy.
The estimator was on his game regarding how the wind would affect the safety and spray applications. Ladders were secured properly, employees were reminded of possible reduction in their balance, and the spray portions were planned for in the early mornings during the calm of the day. When the siding was added and scope increased, so did the spray operations. We were unexpectedly blessed with little wind for the days of spray and elevated work.
The job was a huge success and was perfect as reported by the owner, the pride of the crew, and shown by the profitability, albeit average.