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Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting as much rebate with as little out of pocket as possible, resulting in small jobs and mediocre performance improvement.
Construction workers are in short supply in oil boom states where they can make more by working for oil companies.
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.
You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.
A look at three ways to create an estimate, with varying proportions of labor, materials, and subcontractors.
Stressed about Finances? You're Not Alone
On public jobs, the halfway point is a milestone which, when reached, requires a reduction of retainage from all subsequent payments. Private contracts, on the other hand, treat retainage according to the contract. But nothing prevents you from negotiating a similar reduction at 50% completion.
A thorough, step-by-step analysis that treats the home as an integrated system is the only route to true performance improvements, including lower energy bills and better indoor air quality.
Most residential construction business owners will have to work until they die, without enough accumulated investments to support themselves during retirement. But it doesn't have to be like that.
Few contractors do, but Shawn McCadden advocates for more transparency if (a big "if") your company has its books in order.
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