Running a Successful Construction Company

Author: David Gerstel
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585304
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to running a construction company that provides tips and information on creating operating procedures, improving worker skills, using computers, keeping the right forms and paperwork up to date, competitive bidding, and other topics.

The Builder s Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company

Author: David Gerstel
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9781561583270
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this guide, David Gerstel shows readers step-by-step how to drum up business, choose the right jobs to bid, estimate them efficiently and accurately, write strong and balanced contracts, work with clients and architects, plus lots more.

Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day

Author: Matt Stevens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007163147X
Format: PDF
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This detailed overview of the construction contracting business delivers an invaluable collection of best practices, forms, templates, and checklists designed to reduce risks and increase profits. Contractors will learn everything they need to know about the make-or-break areas of estimating, pricing, bidding, project management, and financial management. The author is well-known in the industry, with a weekly newsletter, website, online digest, regular column for Contractor magazine, and 70-plus seminar bookings for 2006 Extensive examples and illustrations help readers apply the insights offered

Smart Business for Contractors

Author: Jim Kramon
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561584116
Format: PDF
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Aimed at single contractors and small businesses, this handbook gives readers reliable information on bidding and pricing and offers field-tested ways to handle legal matters that arise during this process. Includes chapters on incorporation, taxes, insurance, disability, and retirement.

Starting Your Career as a Contractor

Author: Claudiu Fatu
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621534707
Format: PDF, Docs
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This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on: Developing a business structure, including bank accounts, tax registration, insurance, and branding Handling legal and accounting hurdles Managing employees and dealing with clients Using marketing systems to find and book work Estimating and bidding on jobs Writing contracts Creating invoices and a billing system Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor’s talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Construction Project Management

Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Construction Management JumpStart

Author: Barbara J. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0470768088
Format: PDF, Docs
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Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

Markup Profit

Author: Michael Stone
Publisher: Craftsman Book Co
ISBN: 9781572180710
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In order to succeed in a construction business you have to be able to mark up the price of your jobs to cover overhead expenses and make a decent profit. The problem is how much to mark it up. You don't want to lose jobs because you charge too much, and you don't want to work for free because you've charged too little. If you know how much to mark up you can apply it to your job costs and arrive at the right sales price for your work. This book gives you the background and the calculations necessary to easily figure the markup that is right for your business. Includes a CD-ROM with forms and checklists for your use.

Renovating Old Houses

Author: George Nash
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780942391657
Format: PDF
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"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget".--The Old House Journal.