I built mine from scratch from the ground up.I wonder, how many owners inherited a basically established business?
I have taken 8 proctored tests to date for my 'right' to run a business.How many license holders were "grandfathered in" when their states began regulating the trade?
As of Jan. 1, 2008, Iowa is in the process of going to state-wide licensing. Right now, it's a total mess.Does your state regulate residential as well as commercial?
Number of jobs-wise, probably 25%. Dollar-wise, maybe 50%. I'm just shooting from the hip here.How much of your business do you get from relationships with established builders?
No. I am viewed by the state as a provider of jobs, promotor of a good economy, nor contributor to the safety of the trade.... I am a tax-, levy-, dues-, toll-, fee-, tariff-, surcharge-, excise tax-, impost- custom-paying source of revenue. This is the view from the smallest hamlets and villages to the Feds in DC.Do you feel your state is small business "friendly?"