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Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide, Revisited
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In order to succeed in a construction business, you have to be able to price your jobs to cover all labor, material and overhead expenses, and make a decent profit. But calculating markup is only part of the picture. If you're going to beat the odds and stay in business -- profitably, you also need to know how to write good contracts, manage your crews, work with subcontractors and collect on your work. This book covers the business basics of running a construction company, whether you're a general or specialty contractor working in remodeling, new construction or commercial work. The principles outlined here apply to all construction-related businesses. You'll find tried and tested formulas to guarantee profits, with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow examples to help you learn how to operate your business successfully. Includes a link to free downloads of blank forms and checklists used in this book.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #42158 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Craftsman Book Company
- Published on: 2012-04-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.80" h x .90" w x 8.30" l, 1.98 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 332 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Most helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
Best industry specific information available!
By Northeastern Residential Services LTD
This book has some of the best information and examples you will ever find for remodeling contractors. Michael's perspective and narrative are perfect. I have a degree in accounting and have read numerous industry specific and general business related books like this, none of them have made it so crystal clear what mistakes I have been making with my 10 year old remodeling company. This book has made me feel like I have a shiny new toy to play with and identified some things that I must clean up immediately if I want to stick with this and someday have a life too. If you work your tail off, surround yourself with great people, do great work and have a great reputation - but simply aren't making enough money to feel like the struggle is worth it, READ THIS BOOK! This may have just saved our company and given me the hope I needed to persevere. Thank you Micheal!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
By Ann Amber
Excellent Perspective and realistic solutions. Well organized, easy to comprehend and sound background guidance for contractors, especaially those who have reached the stage where you know you need help.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Great book for contractors!
By A. Miller
I recently started to work with a contractor who has been in business for himself for 17 years. My role is sales, marketing, website, working with clients on making design choices and pretty much anything I can do to help him improve efficiency and profitability. This book has been invaluable to assisting me in better understanding the business, how to price our services, writing better contracts, etc. Highly recommended!