Alan Derrick

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Charging for preconstruction services

We collect approximately 4% of the project budget as a pre-paid deposit on construction to cover us during project development. It is not refundable. This is collected when clients sign a one-page preconstruction project planning document. If they continue with us through project development and construction, this money goes toward the total cost of the job. More

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Concentrating purchases with one supplier vs. spreading amongst many

I spread out my window and door purchases between two suppliers. In terms of materials and supplies, I give about 70% or 75% to a single lumber supplier, because he can serve our account very well. More

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