We get questions from both homeowners and contractors about clients furnishing their own materials. Contractors want to know if they should get involved with an owner who wants to do that. Owners want to know why the contractor wants to charge a markup on the materials. Read more about Owners Supplying Their Own Materials
Setting the correct price for your jobs is an ongoing issue for all contractors.
Many of our website visitors aren't contractors, they’re clients looking for help with a Cost Plus project gone wrong, or wondering if their contractor is overcharging. Read more about How Much Should a Contractor Charge?
One of my coaching clients told me recently about a client who is quite affluent and apparently has been taken advantage of by several contractors over the years. Read more about Construction Pricing is Cost Based
Over the years, I've learned that too many contractors determine their job price by borrowing someone else's numbers. That can be an expensive mistake. Read more about Calculating Job Price, Don't Borrow Your Numbers!
I had a "Ho, Big Macklin" moment this morning when a young fellow called. He told me he'd given a recent quote to an architect, and was reconsidering his quote. Read more about Did I Price it Right?
Transparency, as I understand it, is opening your books to your potential clients and showing them all the numbers pertaining to a job you are quoting. Read more about Transparency
I received a note from a contractor. He took a call from a potential client for a job he quoted 9 months ago. They want to do the job but at the same price. Read more about Using Old Prices for a New Job
A building inspector in a city in Ontario, Canada has gone out of his way to tell two different home owners that their contractor is charging too much for his work. Read more about Should the Government Be Pricing Your Jobs?
I hear too often from contractors and clients about contractors deliberately underpricing jobs so they can later write change work orders at inflated prices. Read more about Make it Up with Change Work Orders
It's a basic principle: Cash flows into your construction business when you sell a job. Cash flows out when you pay the costs of the job and your overhead expenses. Read more about Price Your Construction Jobs Correctly