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  1. CA
    February 27, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    That was just INCREDIBLE! I love your site, this article today should be “promoted as you were a leadoff Hittler” (from your sayings, lol)….Keep it up…very good advice.

  2. Chris Spoerl
    February 27, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Good point. If people don’t know what you do, then you won’t get work.
    If do get the work, you need to tell them what you CAN ALSO DO. ( extra services )

  3. Sam
    February 27, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Hi Darren,
    In my part of the country “General Contractors” are the guys/companies who do commercial work. If you work on the residential side of construction the last thing you would do is call yourself a GC.

  4. JoeF
    March 3, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    I agree, to survive, one has to “specialize” in their respective trade. As my firm does work on old houses and buildings, I used the term “Old House Mechanic” to promote/describe the business.

    The term “General Contractor” is what it is, too generic….

    • Darren
      March 4, 2012 @ 8:14 am

      Joe, that is a friggin’ awesome tag! “Old House Mechanic”. You HAVE to get work just from that!