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Writing a good set of specs is just as important as drawing the plans. Here’s how to organize your specs and what to include in them.
Cost-plus contracts can ensure a profitable job for builders who keep careful records and maintain good communication with their customers. Here are the contract provisions and cost-tracking systems that have worked for one builder.
Because of past accidents, motorized openers are now subject to federal and state safety regs. Here’s what the contractor needs to know to avoid accidents and liability.
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