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 things. 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 than