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Registered: 2021-09-15 western slope colorado
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I agree there is competition from illegals and from guys like me who do a lot of unlicensed side work. In a place where there is more workers than work, such a dynamic drives cost down, hurting the licensed more than the unlicensed.
This isn't the case here. People can't find available tradesmen. Licensed contractors are a year out and people are desperate. This will change at some point and then the fly-by-night contractors will move on to greener pastures or find new work.
Guys like my friend who got burned by bad choices in 2006/07 will continue to provide work because he doesn't carry debt. Our company will also survive due to the workers being exceptional in both their work skills and their personalities. Service is important. You can't just be good at the work, you have to be comfortable dealing with billionaires. It's a unique skillset and many tradesmen dont have the social skills to work in this environment.
There are many professionals who might have the paperwork saying they're qualified, but there is so much more to being 'good' than passing a test. This is as true for electricians and plumbers as it is lawyers and doctors.
If you have the license, but not the business skills to marry to it, you probably SHOULD be working for someone else.