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Using a Simple Timecard to Collect Labor History

Gather accurate information for your estimates


 
 
 

Employees

 

Estimating

  • A second option that reduces the length of Mikes workweek is to train his employees in the lead carpenter system and delegate project management responsibilities to them.

    Tracking the Owner's Time (Subscriber content)

    You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.

     
  • Counterpoint: Emailing Works

    Politely disagreeing with Shawn McCadden, a Seattle-based remodeling contractor makes the case for emailing sales proposals.

     
  • The Pitfalls of Hybrid Estimating

    A look at three ways to create an estimate, with varying proportions of labor, materials, and subcontractors.

     
 

Legal Issues

 

Marketing & Selling

 

Money

  • A Fight for Skilled Labor

    Construction workers are in short supply in oil boom states where they can make more by working for oil companies.

     
  • 5 Success-Limiting Actions Contractors Should Avoid

    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 support your long term professional and personal levels of success.

     
  • A second option that reduces the length of Mikes workweek is to train his employees in the lead carpenter system and delegate project management responsibilities to them.

    Tracking the Owner's Time (Subscriber content)

    You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.

     
 

Scheduling

  • 5 Success-Limiting Actions Contractors Should Avoid

    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 support your long term professional and personal levels of success.

     
  • A second option that reduces the length of Mikes workweek is to train his employees in the lead carpenter system and delegate project management responsibilities to them.

    Tracking the Owner's Time (Subscriber content)

    You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.

     
  • Counterpoint: Emailing Works

    Politely disagreeing with Shawn McCadden, a Seattle-based remodeling contractor makes the case for emailing sales proposals.