LAS VEGAS — Kelly Schols, the owner of CPI Plumbing in Mt. Vernon, Wash., probably did not expect that he would create some of the biggest buzz at the Service Round Table’s International Round Table here, but that’s what he did. It seems like every other contractor in the room has had to deal with well-paid employees being broke, but Schols found a good way to handle it. Mt. Vernon, Wash., is a market area of about 85,000-100,000 people. Schols started in the business at 22 ...

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