I love working with contractors!
My journey of working with contractors began when I was married to a painting contractor. I saw how Bill struggled to find the balance between work and his personal life. It seemed he was always either working a ton of hours because he was so busy, or worried and panicked because there wasn’t enough work. Bill was not living the dream he set out to have when he began – the same dream many of us want – to make a good living, have choices about how we spend our time, and do what we love!
It was in 1990 when our son Taylor was born that I started my business. Up until that time I was the controller for an international training company, but I knew I had some skills I could share after watching Bill’s struggles. My first client was a design-build firm. It was in working with that client that I realized this was the industry I really wanted to focus on. I love the complexity of construction, but I also saw the simplicity of how there are certain elements that drive the success of a construction business. Over the next several years I discovered how to make the complex simple. It became clear to me that most contractors, while super smart about this very complex subject of building, felt overwhelmed when it came to seeing how to apply that same knowledge to grow their businesses.
The focus of my work for over 25 years now has been on helping contractors understand what those simple drivers for their success are. What I discovered, is that when they have clarity about those key elements that drive their success and applied some consistent practices around paying attention to those elements, they were able to soar!
In the process, I developed tools and feedback systems that allowed them to have more control and confidence in driving results in each area of their business. The results have been amazing!
It brings me great satisfaction and joy to see contractors have confidence in their ability to grow their businesses and lead teams with confidence. I find joy in seeing how they have more choices over how they spend their time, and how they’ve re-found the joy and fun in what they do again!
It’s this sense of joy in working with clients one-on-one that sparked me to start The Contractors Collective, and I’m delighted to be sharing this opportunity with you!