Hello all, are usually don’t respond to these types of things with my personal information but after reading several of the other inspirational stories, I had to respond because so many of the other stories moved me in many ways. My name is John Callahan I own Atlantic coast contractors out of Newport News Virginia, primarily I am an HVAC business but also have expanded into plumbing and electrical services. About five years ago I found myself leaving my wife of 29 years walking away from the six figure corporate job and living On a job site in a tin can! (Camper RV). I was depressed,, lost And lonely. A friend of mine who flips houses knew of my talents and give him my situation I think took pity on me and told me I could do all aspects of Remodeling his house he intended on flipping. I had at least a few months of work and some income coming in. Once I realize the work there was nearing its end another friend of mine told me about Thumbtack. I mediately signed up. Within a couple of weeks my phone dinged at 5 o’clock in the morning with a new opportunity from Thumbtack. I am mediately responded with one eye open. The customer replied back and we set up an appointment to meet so that I could give her an estimate on two central HVAC systems she wanted to replace in her home. I met with her gave her a free estimate and within a couple of weeks she hired me to do the job. From the first day I met her until the end of the job we had several conversations during in which she had made me dinner and learned a lot about each other's life story. I left my ex-wife and told myself I would never get into another serious relationship and especially never get married again. Today I have been married to this amazing woman for over three years, she has saved my life in so many ways! All of a sudden I was Thriving on Thumbtack! Currently I am a top pro, have 221 five star reviews and I dominate my marketplace in my business category through Thumbtack. many people measure success with the opportunities to make money, and the last several years I have made a lot of money am I only marketing efforts are through thumbtack. Yes making money is nice and I have worked hard to build my profile through Thumtack. But if it had not been for the fact that I have met my wife through Thumbtack., I would not consider myself successful at all no matter how much money I made. My wife thanks Thumbtack. every day for me showing up at her front door. I am happier than I have ever been in my life and I think Thumbtack. for that. There’s no way of measuring success without measuring your happiness first!
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Hello, my name is John Callahan I am in Atlantic Coast contractors out of Newport News Virginia, my best advice to all pros would be always say what you mean and mean what you say to your customers. Do not pre-judge anyone and give everyone your time and full attention. Be a good listener and do not have “commission breath”!
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