Be a Successful Green Builder

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 31, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages

Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Building Operations

Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful Green Builder contains everything needed to get started in the green building business and develop a thriving enterprise.

Successful contractor and bestselling author R. Dodge Woodson explains how to select green building products, understand zoning requirements associated with green building, write winning proposals, find suitable financing, and deal with brokers. He also reviews 20 key mistakes to avoid in building green. Be a Successful Green Builder features:

  • A plain-English guide to developing a lucrative green building enterprise
  • Information on selecting the best green building products
  • Valuable tips on preparing winning bids
  • Step-by-step advice on expanding a green building business

Inside This Hands-on Guide to Profitable Green Building

• Getting Started in Green Building • Setting Up Your Business Structure • 20 Mistakes to Avoid When Becoming a Green Contractor • Matching Green Projects with Suitable Locations • Finding Financing • Working from Home Versus an Office • Building on Speculation • Working with Real Estate Brokers • Selecting Green Building Products • Dealing with Subcontractors • Preparing Winning Bids • Using Sustainable Practices to Make More Money • Growing Your Business • Expanding into Green Land Development to Double Your Money • Landscaping Tips that Sell Houses Fast

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The Business of Green Building
Setting Up Your Business Structure
20 Key Mistakes to Avoid When Becoming a Building Contractor
Matching Green Projects with Suitable Locations
Finding Financing the Easy Way
Working from Home versus Setting Up an Office
Building on Speculationthe Risks and the Rewards
Working with RealEstate Brokers
Preparing Winning Bids
Using Sustainable Building Practices to Make More Money
Growing Your Business the Smart Way
Green Land Developing Could Double Your Income
Green Landscaping Tips That Sell Houses Fast
Glossary of Green Words and Terms
Time Saving Tips and Tables for Builders

Finding and Selecting Green Building Products
Dealing with Subcontractors and Suppliers

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About the author (2008)

R. Dodge Woodson is a successful contractor with 30 years of experience in the construction business. He is the author of numerous bestselling McGraw-Hill titles, including Be a Successful Building Contractor, Third Edition; Be a Successful Residential Land Developer, Second Edition; Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor; and Be a Successful Property Manager

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