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Two remodelers have gained productivity and won new jobs thanks to software with built-in templates and data for 12,000 parts
Whether you estimate with an off-the-shelf system or using an Excel spreadsheet, most systems today are built around a database of unit pricing items. Here are some tips to get you started.
While unit prices for labor are available from a number of sources, the best source is a company's own job history. This article uses an example of framing an exterior wall to show how to use that data to calculate unit costs for labor based on material quantities.
A recent experience got me thinking about the competitive bid process.
This automated time clock can speed payroll, improve job-costing, and help you estimate more accurately.
Take some pain out of the yearly exercise of creating your jobs budget
Here's an effective way to organize and categorize expenses and job-cost data and compare the results with your forecasts.
Take a look at your “break-even volume,” which is the bare-minimum volume of work that you need to complete (and get paid for) in order to keep your doors open.
In recent years I’ve spent a lot of time speaking to and consulting with builders and remodelers, big and small, and I’ve noted that there’s often confusion about what types of costs go where on a financial statement.
Pushing this inexpensive checkbook program to its limits can give you a simple, streamlined approach to check writing, payroll accounting, and job-costing.
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