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Title: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 19, 2016, 01:58 AM NHFT
My family unit and I are looking for larger properties and want to build a home. We are also looking at smaller properties with houses.

I need someone who can talk to me about specifics including #s and designs.

We are in Carroll county (the least populated by fsper's in NH apparently).

Is there someone here that can build houses? Can other members of this forum vouch for you?

There is a high chance this project fails, however if someone can sit down with me to discuss ideas etc you will be compensated for your time.

Thank you.

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Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 19, 2016, 04:07 PM NHFT
If you're in Keene fsome time, Tom Sawyer and I could talk to you about that stuff.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 19, 2016, 06:48 PM NHFT
Here is a link one of the early projects Stooges Construction took on... the building of Mark Edge's house.

Building Mark's House  (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=12763.msg220437#msg220437)

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/marks_house/IMG_1948-Roof-side-door.jpg)

Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Becky Thatcher on April 19, 2016, 08:13 PM NHFT
Here's the the thread for the building of Jim and Lauren's PorcManor.

Building Fun at Jim-n-Lauren's  (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=5288.msg93213#msg93213)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 20, 2016, 03:21 AM NHFT
Wow thanks for the links. I read thru most of the pages about the construction of Lauren and Jim's place.
I saw the photos of Marks' place which incidentally is close to what we are looking for.
I need to know if this weekend would work out for you Jim and Tom Sawyer?
Also I am partial to meet in a place that serves alcohol and food.
It will be more than a 2 hour drive so I will be thirsty.
Do you have a recommendation in or near Keene that meets those needs and does this weekend work?
Sometimes I wish I lived a little more south, but it is so quiet up here in Madison.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 20, 2016, 10:29 AM NHFT
'Mi Jalisco' for good Mexican food.
'Chili's' for a more open atmosphere.
'LongHorn Steakhouse'

I'm available this weekend... both of us could meet you next weekend, the 30th.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 20, 2016, 03:36 PM NHFT
 8)

I never thought I'd get to meet a character from the Simpsons. I mean your not one of the A listers but gee Jimbo Jones it will be an honor!

(http://newhampshireunderground.com/forum/newavs/avatar_18990_1320154171.png)

Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 21, 2016, 03:32 PM NHFT
Yeah I try, but not very well.
How about next weekend, Saturday?
Mexican food will work.
Sometime in the afternoon will work for us. What time do you all suggest?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 21, 2016, 05:31 PM NHFT
Lauren and I can be there anytime on Saturday.
What time is good for you, Tom?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 21, 2016, 08:12 PM NHFT
5 pm would work well for William and I.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 21, 2016, 11:38 PM NHFT
Ok so that is 5pm at 463 West Street, Keene?
Any seconds?

edit: date = Saturday April 30


Pantagruelion == hope that I have found the right people.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 21, 2016, 11:54 PM NHFT
Another thread of our work.
Stooges on the Roof (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=24450.msg345043#msg345043)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/IMG_4306-Moe_and_Larry.jpg)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 24, 2016, 04:00 AM NHFT
Nice pic.
I just want to make sure I got the address correct and that 5pm 4/30 will work for everyone involved.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 24, 2016, 06:45 AM NHFT
Nice pic.
I just want to make sure I got the address correct and that 5pm 4/30 will work for everyone involved.

Yes, that is the place and we will be there. Good food, look forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 24, 2016, 10:42 AM NHFT
sounds good
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 24, 2016, 03:33 PM NHFT
Will you be there Saturday, Russell?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 24, 2016, 09:42 PM NHFT
that is a good question
depending on where our loads are going, I might be able to head that way bobtailing
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 24, 2016, 09:43 PM NHFT
I will try to help out any way I can.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 28, 2016, 02:43 AM NHFT
Just to confirm we will be there with some sketches.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on April 28, 2016, 03:50 AM NHFT
So how many people will that be?
I also invited dada orwell.
I just want to know so when the hostess asks us how many people I can give a reasonable answer.
6?
ps stoked that Lauren is coming even though I don't know her.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 28, 2016, 08:45 AM NHFT
William and I, Jim and Lauren... that is the folks coming from our side.  :)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Pat K on April 28, 2016, 09:16 PM NHFT
I will be attending this fine shindig.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: KBCraig on April 28, 2016, 10:26 PM NHFT
I will be attending this fine shindig.

I hope his house plans include beer and steam.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Pat K on April 29, 2016, 02:51 AM NHFT
I will be attending this fine shindig.

I hope his house plans include beer and steam.
s

 I can't be left unsupervised for long.......
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 29, 2016, 09:48 PM NHFT
can't make it .... headed to Orlando ..... it is too hot down here
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 29, 2016, 10:46 PM NHFT
can't make it .... headed to Orlando ..... it is too hot down here

Say hello to Mickey.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 30, 2016, 10:30 PM NHFT
It was nice to meet ya'll. Nice dinner, thank you.  8)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on May 01, 2016, 12:52 AM NHFT
We made it home. Good to meet you all. Thank you.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Pat K on May 01, 2016, 01:03 AM NHFT
Glad you folk,got home safe. It was nice meeting you thanks again.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 02, 2016, 07:04 PM NHFT
and here I am left out in the cold (I mean heat)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on June 24, 2016, 06:21 AM NHFT
Jim and Tom Sawyer,
we are getting a house.
can you guys install a railing on the deck and stairs?
like this weekend? or early next week?
it has to be up to *code before closing.

*code = arbitrary requirements made by magical unicorns with rainbows and skittles etc.
You have Michelle's #, you can pm me and i will give you my # or you can call her #.

I attached 2 pics of the aforementioned deck.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 24, 2016, 08:17 AM NHFT
Congrats on finding a place.

I am also working to meet an arbitrary, gooberment imposed deadline... in addition to financial deadlines.

I'm not available right now.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 24, 2016, 08:20 AM NHFT
what town is this in that it has some sort of railing code?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 24, 2016, 08:21 AM NHFT
Carol County has codes for such things?

You'll need to talk to your building inspector to find out what his arbitrary standards are.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 24, 2016, 08:24 AM NHFT
who told you you needed work done? is this for financing?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Silent_Bob on June 24, 2016, 08:52 AM NHFT
*cough* Grafton
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on June 24, 2016, 09:55 AM NHFT
This is for financing. Appraiser / mortgage company.
I wanted to let you guys have first shot on this opportunity.
How about you Jim?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on June 24, 2016, 10:05 AM NHFT
ps we are in Madison, Carroll County, NH, US, the world.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: MikeforLiberty on June 24, 2016, 10:28 AM NHFT
You might try Glen Aldrich 527-8726.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 24, 2016, 01:39 PM NHFT
This is for financing. Appraiser / mortgage company.
I wanted to let you guys have first shot on this opportunity.
How about you Jim?

I'd have to know what is required.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 24, 2016, 07:48 PM NHFT
This is for financing. Appraiser / mortgage company.
I wanted to let you guys have first shot on this opportunity.
How about you Jim?

I'd have to know what is required.

Excellence and perfection.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 24, 2016, 09:25 PM NHFT
This is for financing. Appraiser / mortgage company.
I wanted to let you guys have first shot on this opportunity.
How about you Jim?

I'd have to know what is required.

Excellence and perfection.

That's outside my area.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 24, 2016, 10:07 PM NHFT
Average and adequate. Perhaps?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 24, 2016, 10:15 PM NHFT
I try to maintain my own standards.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on June 25, 2016, 04:55 AM NHFT
Thanks for the help Tom, Jim and Glen.
We are moving in on Wed.
And as it turns out the seller of the place is coming back to town to do the rails himself.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 25, 2016, 09:13 AM NHFT
Thanks for the help Tom, Jim and Glen.
We are moving in on Wed.
And as it turns out the seller of the place is coming back to town to do the rails himself.

Excellent.

It's great ya'll found a place.  :) 8)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 25, 2016, 01:07 PM NHFT
aha ... that is good
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 04, 2017, 01:01 AM NHFT
The Stooges had another adventure in the Free State helping folks construct some of their dreams.

Enjoyed our time spent with Mark and Michelle.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 04, 2017, 09:38 AM NHFT
how many stooges now?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on June 04, 2017, 11:04 AM NHFT
....with Mark and Michelle we had four. :ahoy:
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 04, 2017, 12:24 PM NHFT
cool
and no ladder hijinx for the camera?
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 04, 2017, 01:19 PM NHFT
cool
and no ladder hijinx for the camera?

I offered to hit Jim in the back of the head with a long board but settled for breaking his truck instead!
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 04, 2017, 03:59 PM NHFT
it's gotta be something
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 28, 2017, 11:27 PM NHFT
Mark sent some pictures of our work at their place.

New entree steps. Concrete walks. French doors.
This shot taken towards the end of the job.

(http://freestatefiles.com/album/images/DSCF6270_JPG.jpg)

Turned out pretty good.

(http://freestatefiles.com/album/images/1_JPG.jpg)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 28, 2017, 11:36 PM NHFT
A shot after they stained the deck... they made it look great.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSCF7573.JPG)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on November 29, 2017, 06:30 AM NHFT
That turned out really nice.
....and the dog run looks like it's working.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Free libertarian on November 29, 2017, 08:15 AM NHFT
That turned out really nice.
....and the dog run looks like it's working.

  I always feel so left out when you guys speak in "code".    Why would a dog work?   Where's the incentive?


  Oh, nice porch btw. 
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 29, 2017, 09:17 AM NHFT
all civilized
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 29, 2017, 09:26 AM NHFT
That turned out really nice.
....and the dog run looks like it's working.

  I always feel so left out when you guys speak in "code".    Why would a dog work?   Where's the incentive?


Us hep cats got some dank lingo!

I was going to say some stupid thing about there house being powered by the dog run.  ;D
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on November 29, 2017, 11:45 AM NHFT
Dog runs are pollution free NRG.

...it's like Pepsi Free, where it's still mostly Pepsi.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on November 29, 2017, 01:40 PM NHFT
http://freestatefiles.com/album/

Hello world.
It took a long time but this project is complete.
Moving to NH is tougher than I thought it would be.
Thanks to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn our house became 90% operational.
We are impressed with the work and craftsmanship.
Sorry the truck went out on the way home, I bet that really sucked!
The clothes line, dog run, deck, gift-bench, handrails, cement pads, patio & more secure doors are major improvements.

We had to get french doors because we are so close to Montreal apparently.

I would recommend closing the thread but there haven't been enough one liners yet.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 29, 2017, 05:37 PM NHFT
and there will always be another repair next summer or the summer after that.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 29, 2017, 06:14 PM NHFT
and there will always be another repair next summer or the summer after that.

Sorry, Stooges policy is we can't build past 90%

A- is the best grade we can get.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 29, 2017, 07:01 PM NHFT
I might have to come there and be your salesman .... nope sorry ma'am we can't take any project past 80 maybe 90% ... just too much pressure.
wait a minute .... Tom Sawyer is the salesman. I can come in with my adding machine and green visor and say we aren't allowed to go past 90%
Jim stands there with a tool saying "can we start now?"
PatK needs to come in as our competition "Money Pit" movie style.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 30, 2017, 04:41 PM NHFT
I might have to come there and be your salesman .... nope sorry ma'am we can't take any project past 80 maybe 90% ... just too much pressure.
wait a minute .... Tom Sawyer is the salesman. I can come in with my adding machine and green visor and say we aren't allowed to go past 90%
Jim stands there with a tool saying "can we start now?"
PatK needs to come in as our competition "Money Pit" movie style.

Exactly as the scene should be performed in the musical... of course we would all be singing our parts.


Stooges in Shire Shenanigans
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on November 30, 2017, 05:03 PM NHFT
...needs a poster.  ....the script will write its self.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on November 30, 2017, 06:05 PM NHFT
...needs a poster.  ....the script will write its self.

 ;D

That was the Roger Corman approach. I always thought it would be cool to be the king of the B movies.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on January 05, 2018, 02:19 AM NHFT
"Three Stooges Construction --
Tom Sawyer, Jiminator, and the fool who hired them"

There needs to be a movie poster.
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 05, 2018, 07:13 AM NHFT
that's a good one
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Tom Sawyer on January 05, 2018, 03:35 PM NHFT
An oldie but goodie...

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Drunken-Shingle-Cutters.jpg)

An oldie and not so goodie...

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Stooges-LOGO-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 05, 2018, 04:56 PM NHFT
yikes
Title: Re: Porc builders - In need of
Post by: Jim Johnson on January 05, 2018, 07:00 PM NHFT
Sucker done messed up that time.