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Few construction companies fail because of poor building practice; they fail because of poor pricing practice. To succeed in construction, you have to price your jobs to cover all labor, material, and overhead expenses, pay yourself a decent salary, and make a profit that will keep your company thriving. A large part of that is knowing how to figure the correct markup for your business.

But calculating markup is only part of the picture. If you're going to beat the odds and stay in business profitably, you also need to know how to write good contracts, manage your crews, work with subcontractors, and collect on your work. You'll find tried-and-tested formulas here to guarantee profits, with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow examples to help you learn how to operate your business successfully. Information is included on how to access the forms and charts used in this book. The principles outlined here apply to all construction-related businesses.

In this hands-on manual, Michael Stone, a highly successful contractor, lecturer, and construction consultant, provides the keys to a profitable business. He covers the business basics of running a construction company, whether you're a general or specialty contractor working in remodeling, new construction, or commercial work.

©2012 Craftsman Book Company and Construction Programs & Results, Inc. (P)2020 Craftsman Book Company and Construction Programs & Results, Inc.

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SO MANY GOLD NUGGETS!

I purchased this book looking to learn more about contractors and how developed their cost estimates and run theirbusinesses. I ended up learning so many short comming in my own business that I have began to work the issues to help grow my Inspection consulting company. if you are a business owner anyways related in the construction industry, this is a most have if you want to grow your business.

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No bs business advice

No bs business advice. Straight and to the point. Top 5 business book I have read.

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story is good not the visual

it would have been better if we could see the pages to and get to read or see the pictures.

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Wish I would have found this earlier

There is so much actionable information here I wish I would have found it earlier

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Solid wisdom and principles for any business.

Michael Stone has wisdom and insights that would take you 40 years to learn. He lays them out beautifully. Many of the principles apply to any business. I learned so much and am working to apply these insights and principles in my life and business.
Highly recommended for any business owner!!
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Great Business Resource!

Markup and profit was an great resource for my construction business. it really helped me understand what I need to be charging to cover the overhead of my business and take home what I needed to. Good book and resource that I go back to consistently when I need to fine tune business practices.

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Excellent - A Must For All Contractors!

I suggest you purchase both the audio and physical copies! Invaluable information for everyone in construction, including employees!