How often have you heard customers complain that building projects seem disorganized and out of control? It doesn't have to be that way. While it's true that the construction process can be chaotic, there are strategies you can use to manage your projects and time more effectively. And they don't have to be complicated: Even the most basic scheduling system can improve efficiency.

As a builder of custom homes and additions, I use a combination of manual methods and ACT, a contact-management software. I have tried scheduling software packages in the past, but found them unnecessarily complicated for the kinds of jobs I run.

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