Becoming a Contractor Changed My Life Forever - I started working as
a carpenter when I was young and by the time I was 25 years old, had my
contractor's license. I didn't know if I was ever going to be a building
contractor, but my dad told me to give it a shot. He said that I would
regret not having it, if the right opportunity ever came along. He was
right, but I only realized that years later.
Am Handling This for a Friend - Contractor Horror Stories - Recently
I went to look at a bathroom and kitchen remodeling project and when I
introduced myself to the man I was supposed to meet with, he didn't
respond in the appropriate manner. He didn't give me his name and I
couldn't get it out of him.
Bartering in the Construction Business Could Be a Waste of Time -
Every once in a while, I go out to give an estimate to a unsuspecting
predator who wants to barter for my materials and services. The word
predator is probably a little too harsh, but most of the time, these
types of people are only interested in bartering, if there going to be
getting a better deal than you are.
It's on the Plans, You Better Put It in the House -
The advice that I am about to give you, is from years of experience as a
home builder and home remodeler. I have built so many things, so many
different ways and am familiar with so many different types of building
systems that it would make your head spin right off of your body.
That Kept Jumping off of the Roof - Room Addition Contractors - I
was building a two-story room addition one time and the homeowners
really didn't seem like they were interested in taking care of their
dog. I would often clean up the dog poop in the backyard,