The list of “to do’s” in the life of an owner operator contractor can seem endless and many day’s you might want to curl up into a ball and suck your thumb, while Pink Floyd’s "Comfortably Numb" plays on loop inside your over saturated brain. Friday's we don’t have that luxury and somehow we muster up the courage to soldier on and close down the week with a little bit of order … [Read more...] about The 3 Things Contractors Must do Every Friday
James Lawrence aka The Iron Cowboy I watched “Iron Cowboy” the other day. For those of you not in the know, this is a documentary about James Lawrence and his attempt at a 50/50/50 which was to complete the equivalent of 50 Ironman triathlons, in 50 states in 50 days. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, topped off with a 26.2 mile marathon, every single day, for 50 straight … [Read more...] about Is Your Business Made of Iron or Glass?
Everything I know about business, I learned from Mike Mulligan Mike ran a small excavating business, many years ago in a big city (I don’t exactly remember which one) and then ended his career in the town of Popperville. He interacted with countless customers and worked alongside other contractors, where he was on sites that varied from residential houses, to large … [Read more...] about Everything I Know About Business, I Learned From Mike Mulligan
Dishington Construction circa 2004 What type of contractor should you hire for your next remodeling project? This may not be a question that you even thought needed to be asked, but believe me, it does. Remodeling contractors come in many shapes and styles and unless you know what they are, you will be rolling the dice on who you end up with and ultimately the quality of … [Read more...] about Chuck & His Truck
I’ve always wanted to sail the 7 seas. I used to watch Pippi Longstocking and Swiss Family Robinson shows as a kid and imagined life on some distant South Pacific island. Then when I was 20, I found the book Dove, in some second hand book store in South Carolina. Dove, is the real life story of Robin Grahams' journey of sailing around the world at age 16. To this day, that is … [Read more...] about Pirates of The Home Depot