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What I Like: Clear Estimates Software

Two remodelers have gained productivity and won new jobs thanks to software with... More

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Computer Solutions: Visual Estimating

A visual estimating program More

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Q&A: Patching Stucco

Q: When making a patch in stucco, is it possible to use hydraulic cement or a fast-setting cement for the first couple of layers so that the patch can be completed in one day? More

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Choosing Estimating Software

The sheer number and variety of estimating programs make it difficult to find a good fit at the right price. This overview of ten representative packages will help you pick the features you need at a price you can afford. More

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Strictly Business: Remodeling a Remodeling Company

Downsizing a remodeling business More

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Business Forum: The Six Big Profit Killers

Beating the top profit eaters More

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State-of-the-Art Contractor: Tracking Costs

Simple, low-cost estimating/job-costing program More

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Getting Started With Computers

Every year, computer hardware drops in price and software gets easier to use. Our computer columnist tackles commonly asked questions about what to buy and how to put computers to use in your business. More

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State-of-the-Art Contractor: A Quantum Leap in Estimating

A new Windows program puts the estimate and database on screen together More

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Builder's Library: HomeTech Remodeling Manuals

Hometech remodeler’s guides offer sound advice on production management and estimating More

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