An outright fear of technology isn't healthy, but a little trepidation isn't always a bad thing. Michael Strong found that out when he installed a wireless network in Brothers Strong's Houston office. He set up the network in anticipation of a migration to Master-Builder. But when his service arrangement with MasterBuilder fell through, Strong found himself with a hot technology he had little use for.

Eric Cofield, Brothers Strong's IT consultant, says few remodeling companies actually have a real need for wireless. The technology could be useful under certain conditions, but for the typical small office remodeler, Cofield says, wireless “is overkill.” Strong thinks his wire-free network will prove useful eventually, perhaps later this year when he adds more QuickBooks licenses.