OK, now the dirty work begins….getting all the elements in place to actually get to where we can operate said business in the challenging regulated marketplace we currently live in. I am very passionate about Antique Restoration and Repair, and for that segment of my business, I must get ‘up to code’ to be able to ‘Spray’ and ‘Strip’ the old solvent based finishes of the times from whence these pieces came. Here lies many over-restrictive challenges resulting from years of bad reputation centered around our profession. Large vats of caustic chemicals, flammable solvents, oily rags all creating a laundry list of hazards which make the insurance companies run from us! The big names won’t touch us, and we must hire independent insurance brokers to quantify the variable risks, hoping to prove to them we know what we are doing and can simply avoid the many hazards and perils of the years of many less educated practitioners who created this mine field for our kind….and hopefully find someone to afford us the minimal protections we need to simply operate and build a track record for our success.
Cross your fingers, wish us luck and stay tuned……much more fun to come I’m sure.
Life IS a journey…not a destination.