I liked to do business with the same people whenever possible but sometimes I liked to do a little shopping around. Every now and then I’d find that we were being over-charged or could get a better deal, last summer I found a better concrete guy after I found out he could do the same work for less than our current guy. I dealt with many different divisions in the commercial contracting field and the competition was always stiff for products and services. I’d been using the same dumpster rental service now for several years and figured it was about time to get a quote from another couple companies to see where they came in at. I talked to the first company and didn’t find any reason to switch, the second company however offered an additional service that could help me cut costs. Besides dumpster rentals, they also rented and serviced portable toilets, I often found that bundling services whenever possible was often beneficial. It was my job to stay on budget and properly manage the money for every project, saving money on anything helps.
I had my secretary grab some recent invoices for the company that was servicing our portable toilets on the job site. I then compared the numbers with what the cost would be if we went with the new company that combined the dumpster and toilet service. It looked like we could save about 12 dollars a month so I wasn’t sure if I was willing to make the switch for only about 100 bucks a year.