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2008 March 03 » fliprent
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3rd March 2008

Times must be hard for contractors.

I don’t think I can remember a time when I would call a contractor one day and he would show up the next day.   A few years ago, when things were good, contractors were busy.  Getting through each phase of the job quickly was a challenge for GC’s (general contractors) and investors.  I would call my plumber, tell him I was ready and his response would be something like “I’ll be there next Monday”.  Now when I call them it’s, “I’ll be there tomorrow”.  

My concrete guy Adam was one of those “always busy” contractors.  His services were always highly sought after and business was good.  He owns two restaurants, a laundry mat and his concrete business.  I remember waiting two weeks to get him back to finish a job.  Yesterday I called him after church and at seven o’clock this morning he was there.  This Hopkins project just might make it on schedule.  We’ve got a long ways to go so’ I’m not getting my hope up too soon.       

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