When Mike opened his own contracting business, I was the first guy he called.
Although both of us hadn’t spoken in a couple of years at that point, both of us were still friends. He called me at home, out of the green, plus told me about his new business. He wanted me to be the cornerstone of his work crew, because he knew he could trust me. When you are starting a small business, you need above all else people that you can rely on. I was put in charge of a 6 person work crew, plus although all of us had our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C certification, I was the boss. Mike was the owner of the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C business, of course, although he couldn’t be responsible for running the office, booking appointments, plus running the crew. I was his right hand, the arena boss who personally oversaw all of the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C projects plus reported back to him. That is why he needed someone he could trust, because the arena boss was the eyup plus ears for the whole business. To make sure I was fully invested he offered me a area ownership of the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier. It was 15% which doesn’t sound prefer much, however it meant that the more cash the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier made, the more cash I would make. This offered me a vested interest in not just showing up to work, however kicking butt at work plus making us the top Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C supplier in the area. I have to supply a big show of gratitude to Mike for giving me this awesome opportunity.