Education and installer training is a great thing and I hope organizations like CFI continue to offer education programs. I wonder how many installers are benefiting from having the extra knowledge that they get from classes that CFI and others offer. I know I get extra work by having the tools and knowledge to get the job done but I don't seem to be making extra money. I do a crazy amount of free work because the person who sold the job didn't understand the amount of work necessary to get the site ready for install and didn't allow enough money to cover the additional work. Doing quality work and extras for little or nothing does keep us busier than others but thats not why I bought the better tools and got the extra education. Is just staying busy enough. Most shops and contractors seem to have the attitude that we should just be happy we have a job. Is getting better educated and buying better tools getting you more money .