Estimated startup costs: $1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $30,000-$45,000
Many working people who want to make major home improvements often put them off; not because they lack the money but because they don’t have the time to manage the project. Even though most homeowners hire a general contractor or GC (see Chapter 9 for a detail description of the GC role) who is responsible for hiring the crew, purchasing all materials and managing the project, your job is to make sure the GC does what he says he is going to do and complies with any special requests made by the homeowner. Good general contractors usually have more than one job going at a time, which means a very busy homeowner is leaving a great deal to luck ...