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Our business started on a part-time basis, in 1982, while I was still employed as a policeman. In 1989, I retired from the force because I was having more fun remodeling than riding a beat. People were happier to see me, and I felt a much greater sense of accomplishment. My son, Paul, joined me in 1995, and we’ve been working together successfully ever since. Most of our work involves kitchen and bathroom remodels. In the beginning, I would bid a job based on a “stipulated sum.” Most of my jobs were small, and an accurate figure was easy to reach. We never worked with a contract because I didn’t think we needed