My Father-in-law, a retired general contractor, always tells people, when asked about his career that he was a fighter. They look at him for a second imagining UFC or professional boxing, and then he says, "I was a general contractor. I had to fight to get work, fight to do the work, and then fight to get paid; I was a fighter." How true, contracting is not for the lighthearted There are three legs to the construction business, getting the work, doing the work, and keeping score. Just like a three-legged stool, each leg is equally crucial for operating a successful construction business. Estimate, Guess, or Promise is a proven method for not only getting work, but doing it, and keeping score.