The city proposed doing the job for 20% less

I have my own small business and I have been serving the community for the past 25 years.

I like working as a heating and AC repair and installation technician.

I love the job and I love being able to help people when they are having a bad day. My sister told me about a job that was going to happen at the school. The city was accepting bids to completely redo the heating and AC components and all five of the elementary schools. My sister said that job sounded perfect for me and I agree. My sister gave me the information so I could put my bid in at the school board. About 3 weeks after I submitted my estimate, my sister gave me a call. She wanted to know if I could lower my bid. My sister told me that the city was going to use me as the contractor if I could lower the price by 20%. I honestly did my best to bid the job as close to the vest as possible. I knew there was absolutely no way that I could budge on the price or I wasn’t going to make any money. I told my sister that it was impossible for me to lower the price by 20%. I could come down by 5%, but that was honestly the best offer that I could give. I assumed that someone else would get their job since I didn’t lower my bid, but a week later I got a phone call and all of the information. When school ends at the end of the year, my crew and I will have an entire month to complete all of the work.



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