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Catskills - Sullivan County - Ulster County Real Estate -- Catskill Farms Journal

Old School Real estate blog in the Catskills. Journeys, trial, tribulations, observations and projects of Catskill Farms Founder Chuck Petersheim. Since 2002, Catskill Farms has designed, built, and sold over 250 homes in the Hills, investing over $100m and introducing thousands to the areas we serve. Farms, Barns, Moderns, Cottages and Minis - a design portfolio which has something for everyone.

July 26, 2021

Production, Sales, and what have you-

Like I said in a previous blog post, I always to the hardest job - I look for what can't be delegated, scanning all nether regions for problems that need my intervention. The latest in our inability to keep up with our painting needs. The problem with constantly fixing the production bottlenecks- was siding, tile, hvac, framing, - now those have been remedied with hard fought additions to our team - but solving some but not all only creates a bigger bottleneck where the remaining ones reside.

For years it has been painting, aggravated by the fact that everything we build needs to be touched by a paint brush. All siding, porches, interiors - It's complicated, and quality matters. And weather makes it harder.

There is nothing that bothers me more - no spur in my saddle, no bunch in my underpants, no poop on my shoe - than a house under construction sitting still not moving forward in some manner and fashion. So, today, I gathered my team and we painted a house. Sprayed it. Worked out good. Methodical, good quality, lots of progress. Hot as hell in my spray suit.

On the sales front, we have a few closings coming up - a ranch up in Saugerties, a rental property I've owned for a bit in Barryville. Did 2 deals in Olivebridge on some new homes.

Been getting a lot of use out of my pool. Why I chose to embark on this very complicated construction project when we were so busy is beyond me, but it's mostly done and mostly awesome. Of course my blog has a photo size limit that constantly blocks my best attempts at creative blogging. Been warm, and one day I did the rookie mistake of trying to tan some untanned regions, and I went to far, now I'm burned and can barely get my underwear on over my burnt upper thighs and buttocks.

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