Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor

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If you're a building professional with the technical skills and desire to work on your own business, the Third Edition of R. Dodge Woodson's - Be a Successful Building Contractor will give you the business savvy you need to set up and manage a profit-making enterprise! Packed with dozens of handy business forms, the book will help you define your business requirements-find desirable building lots-build on speculation-computerize your operations-track financial transactions-hire top-notch employees-and much more. You get everything you need to: choose the best business structure for your company-corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship; avoid 15 common business mistakes-from incurring heavy overhead to selecting poor subcontractors; deal with subcontractors, suppliers and code officers; work with bankers and real estate brokers; purchase trucks, tools, equipment and inventory; develop job-winning bidding methods; manage jobs efficiently for maximum profits; and much more. New material added on insurance, financial issues and energy requirements. While the main strength of the book will be to update and strengthen the business tools and techniques, new material will be added on quick calculations for estimating purposes, Fast-Track building codes facts, tip boxes added throughout, land development issues. Less words and more quick reference facts and figures for ease of use.

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AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO A CAREER IN THE LUCRATIVE REMODELING BUSINESS

Veteran remodeling contractor R. Dodge Woodson provides great advice from his own successes for those considering starting -- or already launching or running -- a remodeling business. In Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor, he tells you how to save money and time during every step of the process, from getting your license, to setting up your office, to remodeling entire houses.

Learn how to:

  • Locate the profit centers in the remodeling business, and exploit them
  • Transition from carpenter or builder to remodeler
  • Get started in your spare time
  • Avoid 20 common mistakes that can kill your business
  • Create a business image that attracts customers
  • Buy trucks, tool, equipment, and materials at reduced costs
  • Ensure customer satisfaction, the key to success
  • Choose employees or subcontractors
  • Use computers to maximize profits
  • Anticipate your office and storage needs
  • Help your business grow, year in and year out

About the Author:

R. Dodge Woodson knows the home construction business inside and out. The owner of The Masters Group, Inc., of Brunswick, Maine, he has been a successful remodeling contractor for almost a quarter of a century. He is also a licensed master plumber; a Class A builder who has constructed over 60 homes in a single year; and a Designated Broker, the highest classification of professional real licensure available. With nearly 30 years of experience in construction and remodeling, Woodson is a true business insider whose advice has been tried and tested in the field.

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