Steve Jordan is the author of The Window Sash Bible and Storm Windows: A Comprehensive Guide and owner of Pain in the Glass, a window repair business in Rochester, N.Y.
Remodeling consultant Linda Case reveals how some business owners remain upbeat in difficult times, inspiring staff to follow them with confidence.
In the late 1980s in California, Steve Jordan was remodeling foreclosed houses for banks when he realized that instead of working for the banks, he could create a similar system for himself by purchasing, renovating, and renting houses. He shut down his remodeling company and started Rebuilding America, at one point owning 40 houses. When the real estate values in California became too high for investing, he relocated to Pensacola, Fla., where in three years he amassed 190 rental units.
Retirement is changing. Because we're living longer, healthier lives, we require more income to maintain current lifestyles for a longer time. That requires planning, and for remodelers, as for owners of other businesses, the sooner you start, the easier it will be to meet the needs of your own retirement.