July 2002 Table of Contents

Features
Design as a Profit Center

Your design department can stand on its own and earn a healthy margin. The key is to find talented design staff and capture all your costs. Read more

Small jobs can bring big profits

The overhead structure of Brady's full-service design/build firm positions him perfectly to handle jobs in the $75,000 to $200,000 range but leaves projects of this size outside of his core competency. For this reason, Brady only accepts small jobs, which he defines as $10,000 and under, from past clients and solid referrals. Read more

Remodel of Power Plant to Office Building Remodel of Power Plant to Office Building

How do you convert a power plant into an office building? Read more

Remodel of Power Plant to Office Building Remodel of Power Plant to Office Building

How do you convert a power plant into an office building? Read more

Staying On Top of Things Staying On Top of Things

About half of the projects undertaken by Len Scannapieco's company, Estate Homes, are commercial. Read more

Survey on design/build

Our survey reveals that there are almost as many definitions for design/build as there are remodelers. Read more

Partnering for Design

Whether design is in-house or subcontracted, most companies require homeowners to sign a separate design contract. Mike Holmes usually charges for design at an hourly rate, but has a flat rate for certain kinds of projects. Read more

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