The Builder's Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company

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Taunton Press, Sep 12, 2002 - Construction industry - 240 pages
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Contractors need more than trade skills to be successful -- they also need business acumen and managerial skills. The Builder's Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company is a comprehensive, detailed guide for building a thriving business. It covers all the basics including bids, schedules, contracts, finance, safety, and insurance, and features charts, sample forms, and a list of resources.

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Estimating and Bidding
A Plan
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About the author (2002)

Respected nationally for his books about house building and construction company management, David Gerstel has been a licensed builder for 35 years. His interests date back to his childhood and undergraduate days. An avid builder of tree houses during his elementary school years in North Carolina, he served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper at Brandeis University near Boston. After college he set out to learn a trade, becoming a master carpenter and founding a construction company that rapidly earned respect for its upfront business practices and the integrity of its work. David's books are widely admired for their depth of research, expertise, readability, and humour. Along with his work, he enjoys tennis and reading about history, financial and environmental issues, and building design and construction as well as (especially) spending time with his wife Sandra.

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