Where Does the Time Go?
by Sal Alfano
If you're like most builders, you
started small-just you and maybe
one person to hold the other end of
the board. You were friends, you'd
worked together for a while, and you
were both on the job site every day,
all day. It was easy to keep track of
When payday rolled around, you'd
tally up the hours (identical except
for the day you had a dentist
appointment) and submit a labor bill
to the owner. A "big" job took
maybe a month and a half, and you
did only one job at a time.
My, how things change.
You got more work, hired more
people, and started running more