Thanks for the feed back, my kids do aspire to help with the family business someday but thats still a ways off, my step son however is already on the job he goes out with me everyday and from time to time I use him on a steady maint. contract I have with a company thet dose thermo scanning where he pulls dead fronts so the scan tech can take the pics and I also do a lil double dipping with that company because I get all the repair jobs when problems are found.
And Telsa im already using part time help on some jobs (mostly out of work are slow work Jmen) and thats been my businneses salvation but ive made it onto a couple of larger contractors bid lists and if and when I start getting awarded jobs is when I plan on stepping up my work force and offering permanent spots to some of the above average Jman who halp out on a part time basis now, I do have a business plan which changing demand over the last few years has caused me to modify continually.
Dose it sound to you guys like im on the right track to acheaving my goal of hands free contracting ? let me add that im also using an old IBEW retiree to go out and bid jobs for me with a 3% claim to all jobs sold and the option to project manage the said project at a predetermined salary, I was teaching a electrical class part time for a well known career college here in southern CA and utalize some of the graduates but its just so many jobs I can use apprintinces on and I have access to journeyman that need work but its hard to sell good guys on working for your company when you dont have enougth work to keep them buzy all the time (40 Hrs a week), I never have had a hard time finding a good paying job when I was a journeyman so I dont see why theay would, so I guess what im asking is how do I make that transtion from answering service calls, and doing everything myself, to managing and focusing only on navigating the business, and keeping work in the pipe lines?
Last edited by cookcc; 10/20/11 08:44 PM.