Bill Keilty

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Eight Steps to Better Bidding

A solid system for bidding can help you get the jobs you want. More

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Project Descriptions

What's the payback for remodeling? Our annual report compares construction cost with resale value in 60 markets. More

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Site Views

To prepare a realistic bid so that clients are not surprised by additional costs after the project begins, Bill Keilty invites his subcontractors to a diagnostic conference or a “bid party.” “It has cut down 80% to 90% of unforeseen change orders,” says the owner of Keilty Construction in Boise, Idaho. More

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Reality check for field employees

When Bill Keilty's field employees threaten to go into business for themselves, the Boise, Idaho, remodeler sits them down for a reality check. “For the most part, they're just going for the money,” the owner of Keilty Construction says. More

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Licensing requirements face test

Michael Hamman sat for the California licensing exam more than a quarter of a century ago, but the memory still makes him laugh ó and cringe. More

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