There’s been several posts lately about bad potential or current customers. What about the good ones? I had one a number of years ago that kept a refrigerator full of soft drinks in the garage for a crew of fifteen. Every Friday he’d take orders for what each person liked and have them stocked by Monday morning. Numerous times he’d show up just before lunch and take orders for what we wanted to eat and order pizza or go pick up deli sandwiches (again, there were usually about 15 working). When he had a small problem less than a year later, he tried to pay me for taking care of what I considered a warranty problem.
I have another customer who has become a good friend. We met when he called me for an estimate.
As I think back, the customers who fixed lemonade or something for us always got little extras done. I’m on a job now that is very unpleasant. No one can wait to get away from that job. They’ll get what they pay for and nothing else.