Business has been good the last few years, so I decided to hire a contractor to make some substitutes to my service shop.
I have a small building by the industrial boulevard and it has needed repairs for a while.
The roof leaks in some sites and the outside could use a fresh coat of paint. I spoke with a few different contractors about the task and I got estimates from local competitors, one guy offered myself and others a great deal and I decided to hire him after the clever trade. Instead of paying for the task, the guy offered to do all of the work for free if I paid for the material necessary to complete the task. In return, he wanted myself and others to install a brand new Heating and A/C equipment at no charge in his home. I considered the offer and it was a passable trade. Every one of us worked out the details and I ordered the heating and cooling device that the guy wanted. I agreed to order the device at wholesale price, so he could save additional money. In return, he also ordered all of the building supplies from his business account so I would get savings. Every one of us had to wait for a nice day to complete the outdoor repairs, so I performed the Heating and A/C equipment replacement first. The next day that all of us had nice weather, the painter came to my office and performed all of the construction and roofing work that needed to be done. When I started looking for contractors, I never thought of this interesting deal however it worked out legitimately well and is something I would consider doing in the future.