This is an example of what I call a crook.
No names here, but we all know who they are.
An elctrical contractor with multiple full page adds in the local directories who sole intention is to "prey" on the elderly. With sales tatics like "fire hazzard" and "this is an emergency that must be taken care of immediately". Then they "force" the unknowing to sign a work release, which is in fact a contract that allows them to place liens and collect attorneys fees against the consumer in case of cancelled payments.
Some may call them successful businessmen for making enormous profits. I call them slugs.
To me this is not being sucessful, this pratice is immoral.
That is my thing about building a successful company, you have to define to yourself what is successful.