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#1 posted 12-31-2017 03:09 AM

I”ve been in biz for almost 30 years, mostly in last 15 or so in general contracting, down sized the framing business and did away with the cabinet shop (this shop was the love of my life, next to the gal i co habitat with. lol )
I could stay in it all day, but the never could find a no. 2 to handle things whilst i dealt with other biz issues, several tried, but none ever came close to being successful.
I’m of the belief to be a good wood worker, finish person, its a calling, something that makes you happy, challenges you to be better, to learn more, and to continue to experiment with new methods, ideas, tools ect.

I went thru 52 employees last year just new hires, out of all them one is still with us. Most had attitudes, could’nt show up on time, were hunted for lack of alimony payments, or they were caught telling fibs.
I have zero tolerance for liars, and thieves, we go into zillion dollar homes, and trust i a huge thing,
My key leaders have been with me for almost 2 decades, they live the rules and know them, its one of the reasons i’ve been reasonably successful,

any event, it is a tough business, until you find your niche or little piece of paradise to call success.
Honestly, there is absolutely nothing else in the world i ever wanted to do.

I build, big, little , monster homes, you name it, its what i do, and will till the dirt gets dropped on me. I enjoy all the facets, mostly the smiles on clients faces when they get exactly what they want, and not a story as to why not, or because.

Damm i love building
Rj in Az.

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