I would NOT call Horizon's school a crash course, Dempster. It is 10 days and it is intense, but its just like anything else. The doctor who got C's and D's is still a doctor right? In my first hand experience, Mike and Horizon glass do a great job of training people. The key is "people" and the margin of error is very high. I can say that I owe a huge debt to Mike even after I paid him for the course. He is very skilled and knows his business well. It's impossible for him to police the work people do after they leave his wing and frankly, there's a lot of shortcuts to be made in this business...none of which he teaches.
I went to your FB page and looked at your pics of installs in process.
Couldn't help but notice the methods your using.
If this is what you were taught then you were taught shortcuts and improper techniques, which is pretty much what I've seen already from prior grads. So either the intructors are the issue or everyone keeps doing the same wrong things on their own or a combination.
If you want to learn the right way call me. You're in Bigfork, I'm off Lake Blaine and in Bigfork regularly as my clientele is rapidly building throughout this valley.
Believe me when I say I would rather have a competent competitor than someone putting people lives at risk because they don't know any better. You appear to care so I hope you take me up on offer.
Funny side note. Friend of mine is Sheriff deputy also here and he has been going out with me a few times on his days off to learn the trade. He's highly detailed and mechanical and learning quick.