The Truth About Owning And Operating A Plumbing And Mechanical Company

Owning and operating a plumbing and mechanical company makes one prayerful
This is a familiar sight amongst contractors

Owning a Plumbing and Mechanical Company

This Article Will Focus On Concepts that may help you in your daily work of owning and operating a contracting company.

Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors live and breathe in a rough and tumble world that is certainly not for the weak, the timid or those who like to blame everyone else when things appear to go wrong.

Owning a Plumbing and Mechanical Company
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It is an arena that extracts a price to be admitted to the inner circle of it and it includes lot of blood, sweat, tears, and long nights and lost sleep, with peaks of enthusiasm and depths of despair.

You will feel as if you are riding an out of control roller coaster operated by a mad man trying to convince you to get off, get out of contracting and do something more relaxing like lion taming or wrestling alligators!

If you have a strategy and implement it you can end up with a construction company that is friendly flowing stream of passive income that can provide enough money to take care of you and your family for a lifetime and leave a lasting legacy for your heirs.

To get to the truth about Plumbing and Mechanical Contracting I invite you to take a brief journey to the fourth level. Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors  who are successful share common traits with all successful wealthy people who have found there is no get rich quick schemes that work but there is a path which is simple but not easy.

The Four Levels Of Truth Regarding All

Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors

Number One – What Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors want to hear

Number Two – What Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors want to believe

Number Three – Everything else Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors want to blame

Number Four – The Truth which is take command of your destiny and adapt or perish

A Story To Illustrate The Four Levels

What Plumbing And Mechanical Contractors Want To Hear – One evening after work a group of four not so successful Plumbing And Mechanical Contractors met for a gathering at the Contractor Business Round Table which is the local neighborhood tavern with a round table, four Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors and a pitcher of beer.

They pontificated endlessly about how tough it was to find good paying customers that were not so demanding and cheap. When times are good it is hard to find employees, when times are tough the phone doesn’t ring.

They blamed the economy, the politicians, the news media and everyone else and in doing so relinquished their power to make changes. In the end they all agreed there was nothing anyone could do about it.

Each one of them was unaware of one of the basic of principles of power practiced by their more successful Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors. First get power over yourself, take command of your destiny and adapt to ever changing conditions.

Never ever waste a second in any futile effort trying to get power over others because those who allow others to gain power over them are ignorant as well as weak. It has been proven over and over “You cannot buy a politician or anyone else, you can only rent them”.

We Can’t Stop The Tide Or Change

Owning a Plumbing and Mechanical Company
You can’t stop the tides!

The Direction Of The Wind

But We Can Adapt To It

BE the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor who has power over him or herself.

DO what successful Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors do; adapt to the changing conditions.

HAVE the wealth and passive income successful Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors enjoy.


What Contractors Want To Believe – A short while later they talked about how some Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors made big money and agreed that the big Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor make so much money that there was not enough to go around which meant the little contractors were doomed to struggle.

Everything Else – One of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors said something so unbelievable that it was almost unforgivable. He said perhaps someone in the group could ask one of the larger more profitable contractors what they did that made the difference.

This was utter folly and made the other Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors very angry. And then it happened; they all heard and felt the dreaded Snap-Crackle-Pop!

The contractor who said it experienced a major paradigm shift and broke through to the other side. This contractor began an unstoppable process of leveling up!

Suddenly they all remembered what that The Contractors Accountant, Randal DeHart, had said about leveling up. As you develop your Business Strategy your income is likely to increase. And when it does the impact on your Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor friends will not be pleasant as you will be proving that good people can win in the construction game by playing it with high moral and ethical standards and the willingness to adapt.

Truth – Is whatever you believe and you will look for and always find evidence to support your truth. Part of my truth comes from some of the writings of Og Mandino which I will share with you below:


The Salesman’s Prayer – By Og Mandino

Oh creator of all things help me for this day I go into the world naked and alone, and without your hand to guide me I will wander far from the path which leads to success and happiness.

Owning a Plumbing and Mechanical Company
This is a familiar sight amongst contractors

I ask not for garments or gold or even opportunities equal to my ability; instead guide me that I may acquire ability equal to my opportunities. You have taught the lion and eagle to hunt and prosper with teeth and claw. Teach me how to hunt with words and prosper with love so that I may be a lion among men and an eagle in the marketplace.

Help me to remain humble through obstacles and failures yet hide not from mine eyes the prize that will come with victory. Assign me tasks to which other have failed, yet guide me to pluck the seeds of success from their failures. Confront me with fears that will temper my Spirit yet endow me with courage to laugh at my misgivings.

Spare me sufficient days to reach my goals; yet help me to live this day as though it be my last.

Guide me in my words that they may bear fruit; yet silence me from gossip that none be maligned. Discipline me in the habit of trying and trying again yet show me the way to make use of the Law of Averages. Favor me with alertness to recognize opportunity, yet endow me with patience which will concentrate my strength.

Bathe me in good habits that the bad ones may drown; yet grant me compassion for weakness in others. Suffer me to know that all things shall pass; yet help me to count my blessings of today.

Expose me to hate so it not be a stranger; yet fill my cup with love to turn strangers into friends.

But all these things be only if thy will; I am a small and lonely grape clutching the vine, yet thou hast made me different from all others.

Verily there must be a special place for me. Guide me, help me, show me the way to become all you planned for me when my seed was planted and selected by you to sprout in the vineyard of the world.

Help this humble salesman, guide me God.


If you suspect that I care deeply about all Four Types of Contractors and their families you are right!

Another one of my truths is contractors deserve to be wealthy because they bring value to other people’s lives!


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About The Author:

Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington, www.FastEasyAccounting.Com  He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Plumbing Contractor, General Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist, Bill.Com Guru and Tsheets ProAdvisor. Follow Randal on Google+

I leave you with this heartfelt blessing – “You know the truth and you know it will set you free when you are ready to embrace it and not one minute before.”

Warm Regards,

Randal L. DeHart, PMP, QPA

By Randal DeHart

Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor and QuickBooks For Contractors Expert. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit to learn more. Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve.

1 comment

  1. I really liked how you explained things in your article. Especially about how you have to adapt to an ever changing world. If I was in this business, I would want to learn all that I could and to do my best. That way, I would be able to “level up” and gain more experience as a contractor.

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