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If you're a building professional with the technical skills and desire to work on your own business, the Third Edition of R. Dodge Woodson's - Be a Successful Building Contractor will give you the business savvy you need to set up and manage a profit-making enterprise! Packed with dozens of handy business forms, the book will help you define your business requirements-find desirable building lots-build on speculation-computerize your operations-track financial transactions-hire top-notch employees-and much more. You get everything you need to: choose the best business structure for your company-corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship; avoid 15 common business mistakes-from incurring heavy overhead to selecting poor subcontractors; deal with subcontractors, suppliers and code officers; work with bankers and real estate brokers; purchase trucks, tools, equipment and inventory; develop job-winning bidding methods; manage jobs efficiently for maximum profits; and much more. New material added on insurance, financial issues and energy requirements.While the main strength of the book will be to update and strengthen the business tools and techniques, new material will be added on quick calculations for estimating purposes, Fast-Track building codes facts, tip boxes added throughout, land development issues. Less words and more quick reference facts and figures for ease of use.

Synopsis:

AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO A CAREER IN THE LUCRATIVE REMODELING BUSINESS Veteran remodeling contractor R. Dodge Woodson provides great advice from his own successes for those considering starting — or already launching or running — a remodeling business. In "Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor," he tells you how to save money and time during every step of the process, from getting your license, to setting up your office, to remodeling entire houses. Learn how to: Locate the profit centers in the remodeling business, and exploit them Transition from carpenter or builder to remodeler Get started in your spare time Avoid 20 common mistakes that can kill your business Create a business image that attracts customers Buy trucks, tool, equipment, and materials at reduced costs Ensure customer satisfaction, the key to success Choose employees or subcontractors Use computers to maximize profits Anticipate your office and storage needs Help your business grow, year in and year out

About the Author

R. Dodge Woodson (Fort Fairfield, ME) has over 20 years' experience as a home builder, contractor, master plumber, and real estate broker. He is the author of many McGraw-Hill books, including Be A Successful Building Contractor 2/e, and National Plumbing Codes Handbook 2/e.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Going From Carpenter To Remodeling Contractor

Chapter 2: When Builders Become Remodelers

Chapter 3: Why Remodeling

Chapter 4: Kitchens and Baths?Where The Real Money Is

Chapter 5: Getting Started On A Part-Time Basis

Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Business

Chapter 7: Office And Storage Requirements

Chapter 8: Using Computers To Maximize Profits

Chapter 9: Buying Trucks, Tools, Equipment, and Material The Right Way

Chapter 10: Establishing A Company Image That Sells Your Services

Chapter 11: Marketing And Advertising

Chapter 12: Hiring Employees Versus Using Subcontractors

Chapter 13: Setting Up Supply Accounts And Obtaining Bank Financing

Chapter 14: 20 Mistakes That Can Kill Your Business, And How To Avoid Them

Chapter 15: Bidding Jobs At Profitable Prices With Success

Chapter 16: Administrative Practices That Work

Chapter 17: Contracting, Organizing, and Maintaining Jobs

Chapter 18: Time Management Translates Into Stronger Earnings

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071443821
Author:
Woodson, R. Dodge
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Contractors
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Building trades -- Management.
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9.22x7.36x.93 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO A CAREER IN THE LUCRATIVE REMODELING BUSINESS Veteran remodeling contractor R. Dodge Woodson provides great advice from his own successes for those considering starting — or already launching or running — a remodeling business. In "Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor," he tells you how to save money and time during every step of the process, from getting your license, to setting up your office, to remodeling entire houses. Learn how to: Locate the profit centers in the remodeling business, and exploit them Transition from carpenter or builder to remodeler Get started in your spare time Avoid 20 common mistakes that can kill your business Create a business image that attracts customers Buy trucks, tool, equipment, and materials at reduced costs Ensure customer satisfaction, the key to success Choose employees or subcontractors Use computers to maximize profits Anticipate your office and storage needs Help your business grow, year in and year out

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