I understand why you don’t trust me.

That may appear to most as a loaded statement. But when you break it down, as it applies to the construction based service industry, it makes complete and utterly disappointing sense.

I have been in this industry a long time. I have seen a lot of people over the years talk a big game. Sadly, I have rarely seen a good game, if you know what I mean. There are a lot of people out there that actually think they do good work. They will actually convince you that you will be so satisfied when they have completed the small privacy fence around your trash cans that you will want them to build you a summer home on the beaches of Hatteras…and then they leave. Sometimes quickly. And then your small privacy fence falls down…onto your car. The damage to your car could have paid for your summer home on Hatteras. (He was giving you a “good” deal.).

So when I pull up into your driveway, knock on your door, introduce myself and shake your hand… I know why you look at me funny. I feel your pain.