Markup vs. Margin
Do you know the difference?
Making Sense of Markup
Suggestions for what to say when clients ask: What's your markup?
How Small Jobs Killed My Business
Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting...
Four Common Delusions Among Contractors
Contractors are often their own worst enemies. Here are four ways they make it...
How to Conduct a Job Start Review
If you work with employees or subs, you need to be clear about what, exactly, the...
Legislation Is the Mother of Invention
Rough-Service incandescents keep the lights on.
US Mega-Builders Hold Mineral Rights Under New Homes
A Reuters special report says production builders in dozens of states are “hoarding” the rights to oil, gas, and other mineral resources in the ground under the new homes they sell — often without the knowledge of home buyers.
Home Price Rises Moderate
The housing market still has momentum, according to the latest numbers. But the...
Protecting Profits in Your Construction Business
Let's begin this month by reviewing some basic financial concepts and benchmarks.
Financing Spec Homes
A builder tells how he uses banks, home equity, subordination agreements, and private investors to get the money to build on spec.