Illinois is close to Ohio!
We just elected a new Governor. Who knows maybe this guy may actually do a good job, and not go to jail like our past Governors.
We have plenty of work, and pay an hourly base (for the slow times which we haven't had in a loong time) plus incentive % of total revenue. We have been in business for 20yrs.
I agree with the others that it sounds like you have what it takes to strike out on your own as a 1 man show if you wanted. Be careful of what you wish for
Just to play devils advocate and give my 2 cents I have been running my own business now for 20 yrs. I have been a 1 man show at times, and have had 2-3 techs working for me also (people come and people go). The issue of being on your own is if you get hurt or sick you are out of business and income other than disability.
It's good to be part of a team as long as it's a positive team that uses the synergy of the team. No one person knows everything, and the team makes each individual stronger.
A business is only as good as the individual who owns it. I respect people, and do my best to practice the Golden Rule, but I am human and make mistakes as everyone.
If you have any question PM me