Originally Posted by TxBuilder
If you know your going to discount do you calculate that into your bid?
We do, why should I give money out of my pocket so someone else can make a buck off my labor? Some business is not worth having, but I understand the need to bid and get work.
Do like we did years ago. Had a customer that wouldn't pay the balance of his bill. My boss took a roofer with him to the house, put a ladder up and put said roofer on top. Rang door bell and told the homeowner that roofer was going to take OUR shingles back with us if he didn't pay, right now. This was a time when cash flow was premium. Homeowner wanted to write a check, boss said no, cash. So off they went to the bank leaving roofer on roof. Cash was excahnged and all eneded well. (except roofer was more than a little scared being left on the roof). Untill they pay it's my roof (altho law prevents us from reclaiming it) Like I said this was years ago.