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Shawn McCadden is one of the most prominent figures in the remodeling industry. He obtained his builder's license by age 18; founded, operated, and sold a successful employee-managed design/build firm; co-founded the Residential Design/Build Institute; and went on to become director of education for a major national bath and kitchen remodeling franchise company. Today Shawn offers business consulting and coaching services for aspiring remodeling business owners who want more for and from their businesses and their lives. He also consults with construction-related product manufacturers and suppliers, helping them understand, find, educate and better serve remodelers in mutually beneficial ways.
Comparing or copying markups or margins is pointless and very risky without knowing how they were determined.
Here are 3 considerations to determine if your pricing is "fair"
Shawn McCadden provides expert advice on setting up a sales process that won’t allow competitors to profit from work you do.
The design/build process, when performed well, provides countless benefits for all three parties involved: the owner, the builder and the...
Beware: Once you sign up to get referrals, a lead-gen can use your information anyway they like unless you pay them forever.
Shawn McCadden discusses various factors affecting new business profitability.
Guest blogger Ruth Ann Monti, writing for Shawn McCadden’s popular Design/Builder’s, looks at some digital tools to streamline your...
What can you do to avoid hiring the wrong person?
If you plan to grow your construction business deciding how you will address these five actions can set you on path that is more likely to...
Is your justification for emailing your proposals really a “reason” or, is it an “excuse”?
As your business grows, you'll need to develop an estimating system that does more for you than simply getting you to a price.
Q: I'm considering a job remodeling a kitchen on a pre-1978 house. The budget-conscious client wants to save money by doing the demo work...
Managing cash flow, deciding to be competitive, employee benefits
How to determine your company's markup
Effective employee reviews
Building a team
The hard cost of labor includes taxes, insurance, employee benefits, vehicle expenses, and more. Failing to account for these expenses will...
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