I’m considering becoming a handyman because I believe that I can corner half of the market simply by doing the even jobs.

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The Hayes Bolt Chart

I am guessing that this gift of good humor comes from Hayes Bolt & Supply in San Diego, CA but I saw it appear on FaceBook and being a “Hayes” myself I had to share it here.

Zulu Alpha Kilo - Spec | #saynotospec

Architects don't give away their blueprints. Diners don't fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don't sign over their intellectual property on spec. This video pokes fun at the speculative creative bidding process in new business pitches. We believe there's a better way for agencies and clients to find the perfect match.

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work | Adweek

Whether to Charge for Estimates is often a touchy subject amongst contractors and while I am firmly in the “It Depends” camp for reasoning discussed elsewhere I think here is a lot of evidence for the charge case. Watch People in Other Industries React...


I was going through a stack of old handwritten notes yesterday tossing what I no longer needed (which amounted to about 99% if what I had in the shoe-box) and found this scribbled on a old 3×5 card and thought it was project management relevant and worth saving....

The Real Dictionary of Construction Terminology

The Real Dictionary of Construction Terminology Contractor – A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal. Bid Opening – A poker game in which the losing hand wins. Bid – A wild guess carried out to two decimal places. Low Bidder – A...

The Problem With This Business Is

The problem with this business is…   The Project As The Architect Designed It The Project As the Estimator Bid It The Project As Engineering Designed It The Project As the Shop Built It The Project As the Contractor Installed It What the Customer Really...