I love NEW HOMES...I made very good money in the Wash D.C. area working on new houses. 750,000 for a 3 story townhome which has all the quality a stacked double wide trailer...lmao. You can completely gut the kitchens with a Fisher Price hammer and a screwdriver in an hour or two. All the doors are crooked because it settled out of square and it's generally thrown together in 6 to 8 weeks using the cheapest materials and labor. We did pretty well finishing basements and adding media centers and updating the bathyrooms and kitchens at a fair price.
when you can charge enough for a job to be able to work exactly as you stated in your last post there is really no stress involved anymore as you can concentrate on giving your client the best and/or highest quality work you possibly can. It was great while it lasted and everyone was happy. I had small crews of highly motivated and SKILLED guys that took pride in what they did everyday and I didn't have the headaches that come with throwing a few 10.00 an hour guys at it and hoping for the best.
Nowadays down here in Florida it's a crap shoot. I have to give away a certain amount here to even get the job, then we have to decide on where we can cut corners and still make a a profit while trying to find skilled , reliable guys and keep them busy enough to hang around... It's a royal PITA most days.
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