I just started using FTE this week. I’m very pleased with how simple yet effective it is. I’ve used THOUSANDS of dollars worth of estimating software over the years and most recently Hometech. The latter was the best but very quirky/difficult to customize the database! Should’ve bought FTE right out of the gate but more importantly, I should’ve read your books 8-10 years ago!
I’d like to say thank you for creating and being a great resource for people in the industry. Your information is so helpful for guys like me trying to learn the ropes.
Your books and online training courses have been absolutely instrumental in getting our business on the right track. Thanks! I just wish I came across them sooner, as it would have saved me a year (or more) of bad practices and costly mistakes.
I am so glad I found Michael’s books and classes, they have helped me tremendously.
I had no idea the wealth of information you put into Profitable Sales! I couldn’t read fast enough so I also bought the audio…I’m only up to chapter 8 but thanks to you and the information you packed in, my sales skills are being honed and polished on a daily basis…I am almost numb at how you’ve helped me grow our business…If I’d had your teaching 30 years ago, we’d be millionaires by now. Oh well, I’ll take it now, at 50 years of age.
Michael Stone is AWESOME. His examples have been a part of my business from the beginning. What an awesome teacher.
As the saying goes “if I knew then what I know now” I would have read both books and attended this most valuable training class 11 years ago before I started my business. This training should be taught in college for anyone considering a career in construction. Thank you both for sharing your experiences, knowledge and truly helping the little guy.
Thank you for your support and help. You were instrumental in helping my business succeed.
I have purchased both of your books and I have been following your strategies. I have had success in paying down my company debt and it looks like I might be done paying it off this year. After it is paid off I will enjoy a decent salary and profit for the company.
Putting your principles into practice has made all the difference. The future of our business is looking much brighter than it has in a very long time. We deeply appreciate the influence you have had in that.
Your Markup and Profit book combined with the online estimating course has saved me considerable pain and suffering. Having an idea of how to steer the ship and avoid the rocks is invaluable.
You are both such a tremendous blessing, to myself and so many others . . . You have brought so much of this industry up a couple of notches, into a more professional sphere.