We run into many jobs that just aren't for us. Not because they are difficult, because they just don't make monetary sense for our customers.
Time and material is only part of the equation. Quoting a job includes consultation from a point of view where we put ourselves in your shoes. We have the capability and we want to make sure you are informed before any agreement is reached.
Without getting into too many details, here is a case in point. We reviewed a repair job a few weeks ago that required a lot of reverse engineering time. The customer had assumed the time involved in repairing the original equipment would be low. Yes, we would have loved to perform the work but it didn't make sense for this project to cost the customer three times the price of the OEM replacement.
Image: Welding overhead inner and outer sleeves of a spiral staircase during customer's home renovation project.