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For most remodelers, small jobs are a nuisance. While everyone defines a small job differently, something simple like replacing drywall after a roof leak, patching around a toilet, or replacing rotten deck joists still means two or three trips to the supplier, half a day wasted while the mud dries or the tile sets, and rounding up a sub or two who are willing to do a few hours worth of work. Then there's all that overhead for a job that may yield only a few dollars in profit. For most companies, scheduling, billing, and contractual procedures are the same whether the job is worth $100 or $100,000. Yet on a small job, passing along that overhead to the customer may