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A Tale of Two Contractors (Self-Proclaimed) by Harris Hyman, P. E. John and Marsha (their names have been changed to protect the innocent) are a pleasant, hard-working couple who run an attractive, spotless motel in a resort area with a wonderful view. They have a class operation and have been rewarded with good business and the opportunity for expansion. So this year they decided to build another unit. Since they were quite knowledgeable about motel operations, they figured that all they needed to do was to sketch something out and take it to a drafter. Then one of their relatives who was a carpenter could build it at the end of his construction season. The drafter gave them some