Estimating & Job Costing

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Five Things I Wish the Remodeling Industry Would Change

Here are just five things I wish all remodelers and the industry would change, but won’t. More

Strategies for Increasing Your Markup
The Artful Side of Estimating
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The Artful Side of Estimating

Staying profitable requires more than just counting sticks. More

Three Ways to Price Yourself Out of Business
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Three Ways to Price Yourself Out of Business

Stay out of trouble by avoiding these common mistakes. More

A Visual Guide to Understanding Markup and Margin
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A Visual Guide to Understanding Markup and Margin

To successfully price a job, there are a few basic terms you need to understand. More

Projecting Markup, Margin, and Sales
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Projecting Markup, Margin, and Sales

Start by using these simple formulas. More

Charging for the Estimate
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Charging for the Estimate

How to avoid giving away a lot of free work More

Contractors, Is Your Pricing Really Fair?
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Contractors, Is Your Pricing Really Fair?

Here are 3 considerations to determine if your pricing is "fair" More

Yellow Pad Estimating For Contractors: The Good and the Bad
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Yellow Pad Estimating For Contractors: The Good and the Bad

Doing a paper-and-pencil estimates on the fly can actually serve a good purpose ..... More

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Controlling Whole-House Remodeling Costs

Managing customer and architect expectations can head off problems in a remodeling project. More

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