That's exactly right. In the current economy we have an excess of GC's, we have waaaay to many. And we have a shortage of work, the ratios are waaaay off. And far too many GC's are doing work on thin margins.What Mike said. This is my 3rd go round with a masonry company and I am doing it 99% without builders this time. I couldnt be happier. Not that I will turn them down, but they will get the same price as everyone else.
You would think, but as I have been generating work I have found quite the niche of what would appear to be crappy jobs that really arnt if you get your head around it. Of coarse new houses are nice sure, and for 15 years I seriously thought doing new construction was the only way to pay the bills.I can't knock the new work, it's just screen the contractors. I would think laying brick on a new house would be exactly what you'd want, no landscape, no homeowner hours and other general delays caused by remodel work.
Or... Finish with the front... That way they get to see the sign, build suspense and finish the grand finale!Oh, here's one!
Learned an old painter's trick the other day. Paint the street side of the house first and plant your sign as soon as that side is done. Maximizes the advertising time you get with the finished product.