Being a homeowner today and needing a contractor for any type of job, for lack of a better word, sucks. The cost of remodeling today is sky high and the pool of quality contractors available to perform the work you need is drying up daily. I feel sorry for anyone that has to cast their net into this deep blue ocean of tradespeople and see what type of catch they pull in. Unless … [Read more...] about 12 Red Flags to Spot a Bad Contractor
If you are anything like me, you probably started your own contracting business because you didn’t want to work for someone else. You wanted the autonomy to control your days and make all the decisions. In other words, you wanted freedom. The irony however, is that self employment and freedom are sometimes worlds apart. Although you are free in how you choose to handle the … [Read more...] about Run Your Contracting Business on Process, Not Feelings.
Why are you in business? Regardless of whether you hate your job and drag your ass to work or jump out of bed at 4:30 every morning like it’s Christmas, your goal at the end of the day, is to make money. Yet most contractors stink when it comes to all matters pertaining to capital. We can’t estimate, budget, save, job cost, pay taxes, pay vendors, pay subs or pay ourselves with … [Read more...] about A Successful Contracting Business Starts With Understanding Overhead
If you are considering a home remodeling project, whether a large addition or a small bathroom remodel, the cost is probably your biggest deterrent from actual getting started. The cost of renovating your home has never been more expensive and the short supply and high demand for skilled workers in the building trades has been the biggest factor. As the availability of skilled … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Save You Money on Your Next Remodeling Project
I've been married for almost as long as I’ve been a contractor and like both endeavors they have their ups and downs and require constant work and adjustment in order to keep them running smoothly. I Recently came across an article titled 40 Things Husbands Should Stop Doing. The list was eye opening and humbling as I reflected upon my role as husband and how many things on … [Read more...] about 15 Things Contractors Should Stop Doing