Estimating 101Every contractor has to estimate -- that's just a fact. But not that many contractors understand how easy, accurate and efficient unit cost estimating is. The three articles below will open your eyes to why unit cost estimating should be your first choice -- actually, your only choice!
Basic Estimating Tips
Different Ways To Estimate
Economics Of The Business
EstimatingThe Origin Of The Industry
The Components Of An Estimate
Identifying Job Cost
Marking Up To Determine Price
Knowing When It's Time To Raise Prices
Handyman Sample ChaptersThe Handyman Business has become one the fastest growing segments of the remodeling industry in the last few years. Below are links to six chapters from a 'book in progress' by Walter Stoeppelwerth about getting into the handyman business. We plan to add more chapters from time to time, so check back often!
What Is The Handyman Business
Economics Of The Handyman Business
Estimating Handyman Work
Selling Handyman Work
Marketing and Advertising
Lead CarpentersWalt Stoeppelwerth has been popularizing the Lead Carpenter Concept for many years through his articles and seminars. Below are some basic guidelines to implementing the Lead Carpenter Concept within your own organization.
Lead Carpenter Concept Overview
Advantages of the Lead Carpenter Concept
Common Obstacles to the Lead Carpenter Concept
Qualifications of a Lead Carpenter
Job Description for the Lead Carpenter
Job Description for the Production Manager
Bonus Plan for the Lead Carpenter
Tricks of the Trade
RemodelingWalt Stoeppelwerth views on remodeling.
The Transformer: How Walt Stoeppelwerth Inspires Us Still
Walt Stoeppelwerth has spent his entire career helping remodelers, builders, and home inspectors improve their systems and increase profits.