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Publisher Comments:

"A wonderful book on the industry ... If you are interested in becoming a contractor and don't have much experience with all of the building aspects, this book should enlighten you. I highly recommend it."*

"Answers many questions about the business side of the homebuilding industry."*

*Online reader review of the previous edition

THE BUSINESS OF BUILDING

Covering the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable contracting business in today's market, this bestseller shows you exactly what it takes to make big money in construction. Successful contractor, builder, developer, and real estate broker R. Dodge Woodson shows you how to increase your bottom line, save countless hours of valuable time, and get your own contracting business up and running smoothly. In this new third edition, Woodson updates you on getting financing, computer use, insurance, and energy requirements. Plus, you get helpful new quick-reference facts and figures throughout. Open this book for expert advice on everything you need to be a successful contractor, including how to

  • Avoid the 15 fatal financial flaws that sabotage builders
  • Bid for jobs
  • Get financing
  • Price materials and services
  • Open a construction office
  • Deal with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Advertise your business
  • Handle taxes and legal obligations
  • Manage employees
  • Build on spec
  • Manage financial worksheets

There's also a "Pitfalls" checklist that helps you avoid money sinkholes caused by lead, asbestos, flooding, and other hazards. No matter what your level of expertise in construction, you'll find tools right here to help you increase profits!

Synopsis:

All the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable enterprise in today's construction market. Packed with fast track building code facts, tips and techniques, and quick calculations, this practical resource helps building contractors define their business requirements, select a business structure, manage jobs efficiently, locate desirable building lots, build on speculation, computerize their operations, understand financial transactions, hire top-notch employees--and avoid common pitfalls. "NEW TO THIS

About the Author

'R. Dodge Woodson holds the real estate license Designated Broker, the highest classification of professional real licensure available. Woodson is the president and owner of Expert Realty Services, Inc., of Brunswick, Maine. He bought his first piece of speculative land in 1974 and has been a progressive land developer in Virginia and Maine for the past 29 years. He has succeeded with both individual plots and large parcels that he subdivided. Woodson’s contracting company, The Masters Group, Inc., offers new construction, remodeling, and plumbing in all residential phases. With nearly 30 years of experience as a general contractor, master plumber, master gasfitter, and residential land developer, Woodson has developed processes to help you succeed in your business.'

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Construction Industry

Chapter 2: Getting Your Feet Wet

Chapter 3: What Do You Want to Accomplish in Your Building Career?

Chapter 4: Taking the Plunge

Chapter 5: Getting Organized and Ready to Work

Chapter 6: 15 Mistakes Builders Make That You Can Avoid

Chapter 7: The Pros and Cons of Building Model Homes

Chapter 8: Courting Bankers

Chapter 9: Selling Without Having a House to Show

Chapter 10: Opening Your Own Office

Chapter 11: Finding the Best Building Lots

Chapter 12: Controlling Desirable Lots in Subdivisions Without Buying Them

Chapter 13: Developing Your Own Building Lots

Chapter 14: Building on Speculation

Chapter 15: Selling With Real Estate Brokers

Chapter 16: Managing Your Time and Your Money

Chapter 17: Adding a Computer to Your Toolbox

Chapter 18: Keeping Track of Your Cash

Chapter 19: Trucks, Tools, Equipment, and Inventory

Chapter 20: Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Building Officials

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071441742
Author:
Woodson, R. Dodge
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Contractors
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Building trades -- Management.
Subject:
Architecture-Specifications and Detail
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
9.67x6.80x1.09 in. 1.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , All the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable enterprise in today's construction market. Packed with fast track building code facts, tips and techniques, and quick calculations, this practical resource helps building contractors define their business requirements, select a business structure, manage jobs efficiently, locate desirable building lots, build on speculation, computerize their operations, understand financial transactions, hire top-notch employees--and avoid common pitfalls. "NEW TO THIS
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