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When I had my one man consulting firm, my best clients were contractors who got sideways with the building department when they made their own changes to the drawings.  The building official would require that the contractor have an engineer provide design for their changes.  The contractors would just about throw money at me to make their problem go away.  And at that point, the contractors would build just about anything I could devise with no complaints about over-engineering.


Give somebody the right economics, and they will pay you well for it.  But first, they have to see the light.


Bob Garner


From: Kevin Below [mailto:kbelow(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 2:22 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Fees - was Re: Masonry Storage Facilities - fees!


I have to agree.  I used to think it was sacrilege to refuse an offer, thinking you can still make a small profit out of it, and it's better than nothing.

But with this kind of client, it's going to backfire sooner or later.

Life is much simpler when you have clients that appreciate what you do.


Kevin Below

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From: Jnapd(--nospam--at) [mailto:Jnapd(--nospam--at)]
Sent: 20 février 2006 14:36
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Fees - was Re: Masonry Storage Facilities - fees!



I have found when the client is so focused on the cost and nothing else let him take it elsewhere.  Your company will be much better off without the future headaches and lack of compensation for your work. 


Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA

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