Clients and Your Job Schedule

By Michael Stone

One of the concerns a homeowner has when they’ve hired a contractor is whether they’ll do what they said they’ll do. It is a legitimate concern. They don’t know what’s going on in your head, only what’s happening with their job.


Setting and Keeping a Schedule

By Michael Stone

The job is sold, schedule is set, project gets started, and suddenly it’s behind schedule. When it happens, it eats into your profit and upsets your clients.


Client Causing Job Delays

By Michael Stone

If you want to lose money on a job, agree to let your client do part of the job or provide their own materials without setting clear boundaries.


Subs or Employees – Are Subs More Expensive?

By Michael Stone

Does subcontracting raise the price of the project?


Getting Jobs Built

By Michael Stone

Three approaches to managing jobs. Also, paying production employees and making sure the work gets done. 


Do You Need Employees to Grow Your Business?

By Michael Stone

This contractor will build between one and two million in sales this year, and was told that he needs to revert to an all employee model if he wants to make this happen profitably.


Subcontractors or Employees?

By Michael Stone

Sometimes they request you use employees instead of subs, or work on a T&M basis. Clients don’t understand how the construction world works. It’s your job to educate them.


Keep Production Time Productive

By Michael Stone

It's time to discuss production issues on construction projects that are often overlooked. Because time wasted on a job comes right out of profit.


Building Quality Jobs

By Michael Stone

Many contractors believing building “quality” helps them sell jobs and make more money. But how do you define quality? Who sets the standard?


Security on a Residential Construction Job

By Michael Stone

While working on a new residential walkway project last week, we were confronted with an irate neighbor. The crew had just begun using a jack hammer and concrete saw…


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