JLC • SEPTEMBER 1996
Like many builders, I started my contracting
business with an old van, a
small assortment of tools, and an
unflinching desire to be my own boss.
Through constant hard work, what
started as a part-time business grew into
a corporation grossing over $2 million,
with 15 full-time employees. An excellent
reputation allowed my company to
focus solely on the design and construction
of high-end custom homes.
To even out the peaks and valleys of
our construction cycles, we decided to
build a few spec homes each year. Work
had never been so plentiful. In fact, the
volume soon started to become unmanageable.
I found myself spending less time
developing new projects and more time