As a construction superintendent for a commercial contractor who also builds custom homes, I have learned that the methods used to manage commercial projects can be equally effective in homebuilding and remodeling. Since we subcontract almost all our work on both residential and commercial projects, I'll focus on subcontractor management, but much of this applies to employees as well. My approach is simple, but not easy. Through careful contract administration, exacting scope-ofwork descriptions, diligent site supervision, and above all, a cooperative attitude from the general contractor and all of the subcontractors, we get our jobs completed on schedule and with few things for anyone to complain about at the end of the job. While this approach requires more of subs, more of