Hey guys, I just found this forum and it's outstanding. I wish I would have found it earlier. I am a new contractor specializing in remodeling currently. I have been building in Kansas for the past 6 years both as an employee for awhile then as a sub, and then started my own company. I have to say working for yourself is a great feeling but the struggles often make me want to keep my hair and work for someone else, and let them deal with finding the work and so on right now. I also find that where I am doing things right and legal puts you in a rough spot. Illegals and lack of licensing and enforcement puts a major strain on me. My main skills are in painting and trim/finish carpentry but have had to branch out to handle framing, siding, and am studying plumbing. Just wanting to say hi.