I've been checking out the website while I've been keeping my head afloat starting up into the residential remodeling business. I was laid off from a commercial construction company in Dallas and decided to move my family back to San Antonio where I have been attempting to get back in to the remodeling business with aspirations of moving from worker and boss to just boss. I have a degree in Environmental Design from the best University in Texas-Texas A&M, and I enjoy using my design skills to complete projects that come in with very little profit; it's a problem I have been trying to get over. Already, reading many your posts has been encouraged me to not wince when I hand potential clients an estimate. I've decided it's better to have them react a little painfully than smile and immediately ask when I can get started. It's just good to know others experience the same problems and issues in this business that I do. So here's to the "free" (somehow, it never really is) exchange of ideas.