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Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor

Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor

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Contributor(s): Woodson, R Dodge (Author)

Table of Contents:
Introduction

Chapter One: Going From Carpenter To Remodeling Contractor

Chapter Two: When Builders Become Remodelers

Chapter Three: Why Remodeling?

Chapter Four: Kitchens and Bathrooms

Chapter Five: Setting Up Your Business

Chapter Six: Your Business Structure

Chapter Seven: Office and Storage Requirements

Chapter Eight: Adding a Computer to Your Toolbox

Chapter Nine: Keeping Track of Your Cash

Chapter Ten: Trucks, Tools, Equipment, and Inventory

Chapter Eleven: Creating and Promoting an Attractive Business Image

Chapter Twelve: Hiring Employees

Chapter Thirteen: 15 Mistakes That Can Kill Your Business and How to Avoid Them

Chapter Fourteen: Bidding Jobs at Profitable Prices

Chapter Fifteen: Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Code Officials

Chapter Sixteen: Time Management Translates Into Stronger Earnings

Chapter Seventeen: Customer Satisfaction

Chapter Eighteen: Growing Your Business From Year to Year

Chapter Nineteen: Nuts and Bolts of General Remodeling Projects

Chapter Twenty: Jobsite Safety

INDEX

Biographical Note:
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.

Publisher Marketing:
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.

Contributor Bio:Woodson, R Dodge
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 remode

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