Not quite sure why you don't believe that. We have come really close to those numbers for the last 6 yearsok junior dont get your panties all bunched up, Ive been in this business 26 years and I know a bs'er when I meet one, save your stories for your pals at the bar-they are the only ones that will buy your load of crap-We all know you dont profit 225,000+ per year.
If you can consistently profit over $112/hr working by yourself, perfect, please enlighten the rest of us as to your secret.
This is incorrectIf it took 2 weeks, it would leave me with $3200, making $40 an hour.
Its called busy. We have 25 to 30 men on payroll all year round. In busy season we can do 100 estimates a month. Slower times like now, 40 a month. 17 years in business, I have a business background. We also have a Renovation Company that can do $2mil + a year as wellIf you can consistently profit over $112/hr working by yourself, perfect, please enlighten the rest of us as to your secret.
:clap::clap::clap:This is incorrect
...unless you have absolutely no overhead whatsoever
You have overhead, you are just thinking like a paycheck collector and not thinking like a business owner
First off, how did you get the lead?
If not by advertising, then maybe a referral?
Well...who answered the phone?
If you answered the phone, then start that time clock ticking
Who paid for the phone?...the phone line?...the paper to write the address done on?
Who met with this customer?
You have to pay the salesman
Even if it's you....you gotta pay (or at least count it)
Same with the estimator...often it's the same person...and even if it wasn't you, you'd have to pay someone...so you have to keep that in mind and pay yourself for that part of the job
Who paid for the gas to get to the sales/measuring/estimate meeting?
Who paid for the truck to get there?
Who paid for the business cards and brochure that you left
Now you still have to get back to the office somehow...
..oh yeah, the office....even if it's your basement workout space with a desk and phone....it's still a business expense...even if it's your cell phone...especially if it's your cell phone...
Now you've got to write up a proposal or contract
Unless it's on extra Wendy's napkins there's that expense
And your time to do so...
Write up a bill...bookkeeper or software expense...
If you are the bookkeeper, still gotta get paid
Well, now, quite a lit of expenses so far...
...and we still haven't even stopped by the paint store to pick up an ounce of paint...
...Hell...WE DON"T EVEN HAVE THE JOB YET