Tyler Shurtz Family
After working in the HVAC industry for 15 years from 7 am until 6 pm every day and watching my wife raise our four small children pretty much on her own, I decided I needed to make some changes in my life. Up until that time, I just figured that was what it took to provide for my family, especially since I didn't want my wife to have to work outside the home.
Then I watched as my brother, Clark, created 3 Day Kitchen & Bath. I kept a close eye on him and was both amazed and impressed with the life style he had created for himself and the kind of money he was making. The temptation was too strong, though I must admit, it was pretty scary to give up a good salary and benefit package to venture out on my own. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Who would have guessed that you could actually generate a 50% gross margin in a construction company? I was a pretty big skeptic when I started; after all, I had become pretty proficient at running a commercial HVAC company at 30 to 35% margins and didn't feel it was really possible to do much better than that. Although I knew my stuff, the problem was that low bid usually got the job. I had to run a very efficient shop to make any money. I knew that I really wasn't that much different than my competitor down the street.
The beautiful thing about 3 Day Kitchen & Bath is that people get excited about remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms! The fact that we can do it in 3 Days blows them away. We are way different from our competitor's right out of the chute, and then it gets better from there.
The systems that Clark and Dave have come up with are fabulous. From the sales presentation all the way through until the job is completed is perfectly scripted. All I did was get good at doing it the way they taught me and it has changed my life!
I love the fact that I set my own schedule every single day of my life! I have to see 3 or 4 people a week, but I get to decide when I want to see them. I don't want to make this sound like it's easy, its not! But if you're going to work hard anyway, why not do it when you decide, set your own schedule and be in control of your life!