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.
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.
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.
Does subcontracting raise the price of the project?
Three approaches to managing jobs. Also, paying production employees and making sure the work gets done.
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.
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.
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.
Many contractors believing building “quality” helps them sell jobs and make more money. But how do you define quality? Who sets the standard?
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…