Income $50,000 $200,000
The range of income for the first year will depend on how many homes you will be capable of working. You’d need to complete one project each week to earn an average of $50,000 a year. However, the more expensive the housing development, the more expensive the windows will be.
Window replacements for new homes are typically performed to increase energy efficiency or for design aesthetics.
In older homes efficiency is a more probable application; however, there are also the typical broken window requirements.
Your clients will be homeowners of all types. You might also find regular contracts with restaurants, schools, churches, apartments, office complexes and condominium developments.
There are many homeowner associations. It is worthwhile to attend their organization meetings. You should entertain becoming active on their board of directors. The more visibility you have, the easier it will be to gain their confidence and therefore acquire referrals to new clients.
Your Power Partners will consist of Mortgage Brokers, Realtors, Appliance Dealers, Tile Setters, Fencing and Pool Designers, and Landscapers.
The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to provide them with referrals, as you become aware of clients who need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or by phone.
You will need to have a truck specifically designed to carry windows, wench, ropes and a resource for additional labor.
Most materials suppliers have resources, which help with design and calculating material costs. I found this website which provides great examples and estimating tools:
Personality Type: Expressive, Amiable
Total Start Up Costs: Less than $1500
(This does no not include the truck, but it does include business cards, tools, phone and advertising)