Thanks for the responses.
Here is more statistics of our area that might help more in this discussion.
When I say a lower income area, I would say the average house price is 80k. The nicer areas the average house price is 200k. A wage of $50,000 a year pre tax would give a good living in this area for the most part.
I would say to LC, the issue with the other 40% of jobs (bathrooms etc) are we don't get them done quick enough since the local municipals have imposed so many restrictions on inspections, architectural drawings, asbestos testing they have pushed the profits so low to what people can afford. Who is really going to pay $10,000 for a bathroom on a house with 80k? Not too many.
It often feels like the bathrooms we do and decks etc are not really worth the time put in to them and all the "hassles" of it. Really the local government kills it. Also all the tools and stuff that we need to retain to do such jobs becomes a problem as well. I would rather not be a "do it all" anymore, and specialize.
Hour for hour, we make our best money roofing which is no secret for most construction companies.
Our average roof is on the low end $7,000-$9,000. Most of them seem to run around 10-12k. This area usually requires 3 layers to come off, and the average job is about 24-30 sq. We also are paying 97.95/sq for landmarks + 8% tax.
Basically... our typical bathroom install (full demo to finished) reaps in the whopping profits of $2,000-$3,000. It will take 4-7 days with subs doing electric, plumbing with all inspections. Equating to around $400 a day profit. It's like a loss leader when I look at it to roofing.
Our typical roof at 24 sq. will yield a profit of $4,800-$5,000 for 1 day-2 days of work.
In my mind I would be just as happy ditching all the bathrooms and other things that seem to be more hassle than worth and replacing 4 weeks of bathroom work with 2 walkable ranches. I'm sure we could do more than 2 walkable ranches in 4 weeks of bathrooms.
I don't want to be a "huge" company at all. We have grown about 15-20% each year, but the way we have done this is roofing.
I guess at the end of the day during the winter months I would rather get a temp job and enjoy roofing the rest of the year.
Just as we get busier and busier, I would rather be on the work site working with the guys than out doing sales. I can't just hand the ropes over and expect things to go smooth... it never works out that way it seems.