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Defensive Estimating: Protecting Your Profits

Defensive Estimating: Protecting Your Profits
By William Asdal

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Book Description

Have you ever walked away from closings with less money than you deserve? Stop letting it happen. Performed correctly, estimating is your key to keeping more of your hard-earned profit. Master builder and business expert Bill Asdal shows builders and remodelers how to estimate based on fiscal goals and protecting the company's bottom line. His unique approach to estimating gives readers user-friendly systems to improve the process and provides hundreds of ideas and simple suggestions. Asdal takes the magic and science of estimating and turns it into an art.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1408699 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: BuilderBooks
  • Published on: 2006-08-12
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.60" h x .40" w x 8.30" l, 1.00 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 141 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

"Defensive Estimating is easily the best book on the subject I've read. I can't thank Bill Asdal enough for giving me new ways to think about estimating in particular and running a business in general. Your book has helped to pull me out of my rut." -- Dan Kolbert "Dan Kolbert Building & Renovations LLC, Portland, ME"

About the Author
William Asdal, CGR, owner of Asdal Builders, LLC, of Chester, New Jersey, is an award-winning residential remodeler and custom builder. Asdal Builders also builds and buys properties cultivating a rental portfolio. A former chairman of the Remodelors™ Council of the National Association of Home Builders, his many awards include being named 2000 Remodeler of the Year. He serves on the boards of the Partnership for the Advancement of Technologies in Housing and the Energy and Environmental Building Association. Bill is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings. He was a driving force behind the creation of Professional Remodeling magazine addressing the business needs of the industry.

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4For the Husband
By Tha Missus
I bought this for my husband. He says it has some helpful information in addition to some common knowledge in estimating.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5An especial recommendation to carpenters.
By Midwest Book Review
It's happened before - a builder puts out an estimate to add a new addition to a home. The buyer agrees, and the builder gets to work. The money set aside from the estimate drains quickly, and the builder soon is faced with either talking to the customer and telling him the estimate was wrong- making the builder seem like he's greedy and potentially killing the chance of a return client - or sucking it up and taking the hit out of their money to keep the customer happy. "Defensive Estimating: Protecting Your Profits" is a guide to help residential builders and remodelers avoid this situation by being better at estimating their costs so it doesn't eat into their profits and the customer remains happy. It contains tips on examining your business's finances, on bewaring of carelessness, and defending your estimate to your customers. "Defensive Estimating: Protecting Your Profits" is highly recommended for community library collections on business with an especial recommendation to carpenters.

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