“Thanks… and yes I recently (August 1st of last year) began my business on the premise that I would do whatever it took to be successful. I find that doing what you aren’t willing to do assures my success.”
I thought that way at first as well.
Eventually you will find that the true key to success is knowing the difference between good money and bad money. Its an epiphany that comes to all of us at some point.
$4000 at my company should be 3.5 days, 2 people.
I passed on a monster job this spring, right up the road from me, that would have been a $26,000 property that would have taken 3 guys the better part of a month to do and fell outside of the range of our insurance (technically 4 to 5 stories, we could have done it with a WFP and some creative ladder work, but we’re not covered for up that high). Its a senior living complex, so the interiors would have been a tremendous hassle as well.
In September, we hired the former operations manager of the company that did the job. Their $12,000 bid included 5-7 guys on site for over a month, in May and June (busy season). Apparently they were killing themselves to get it done, and I don’t know how the company made a dime off it, especially in peak season where “good money” flows like an open faucet.
That same 5-7 guys over, lets say 6 weeks, would gross our company $108,000, minimum, without breaking a sweat. At the same time, companies that want every single job are our best competitors. Somebody’s gotta do that tedious, unprofitable stuff, and its sure as hell not gonna be me