The Rutlidge Institute is the pricing
research and software company that
spent nearly three years developing the
National Renovation & Insurance Repair
Estimato rfor Craftsman Book Company.
Research for the price book focused not
only on costs, but also on other conditions
that make the difference between
making money and losing money.
Analysis of construction companies
from all over the country led to the following
list of the top six profit killers.
Profit Killer #1: Waste
The cycle begins with overbuying of
materials. Rather than come up one
board or one brick short, many construction
managers overbuy by several
units. While this saves a time-consuming
trip to the supply house, it creates
a large quantity of leftover materials.