He had cancer. This guy saw us working on his neighbors house and asked me to look at his. I almost said no just based on my first impression. I went anyways and he walked me over to a big house right on the beach walks me out into the back yard and sais "I want you to give me a price for putting pavers in the back yard." I look at the back yard and say "Which area?" He sais "ALL OF IT!". I bid it, and he took it -in the end he spent about $70k. Whenever a new guy showed up he would learn the guys name and not forget. He offered everyone a drink at least once an hour. He would look at everyones lunch and say "You want some real food? Don't bring your lunch tomorrow, I'm cooking" Then he'd make a feast. He asked for instructions on new plants- then dedicated his life to following the directions. He always asked early-"You need a check?"- and never once complained about a price. He'd call in February and get his jobs all lined up so we could get his out of the way and get on to our "Real customers" In our last conversation he tells me he only has a few days left, then he starts talking about the next project. He takes five minutes to explain it and sais "I want you to put it on the schedule and do a good job- take good care of Mary" (his wife) This guy had a million friends. when I told my guys he was dying they were really sad. I have plenty of customers- but none as fun or as generous or as helpful.