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More stories about Job-Costing

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    Forget material markups: This method, successfully practiced for 20 years by an Iowa remodeler, assigns overhead and profit expense to billed time on the job.

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  • Calculating Labor Costs

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  • On the Job With Integrated Construction Software

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