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Stuck in Place

A signed contract sits on a remodeling company ownerís desk. Several jobs come in at once and there arenít enough carpenters. Sales promises a client a start date that canít be met. Materials havenít arrived. Any of these events can create a bottleneck, restricting the workflow or decision-making process. More

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Using a Permit Expediter

In most cities and districts, the permitting process can be time-consuming, with contractors or their employees spending hours in municipal buildings awaiting confirmation. Hiring an expediter can be a cost-effective way to process a permit and free up staff for more skilled work. More

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Tips on Setting Realistic Expectations

For Steve Tinter, president of Cook Bros., a design/build remodeling company in... More

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Right on Schedule

As his business grew, Marty Hogan, owner of Martin E. Hogan Corp., in Pittsford,... More

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Remodeling Clients Reluctant to Start Projects in Slow Times

Like many across the country, the once-booming Northern Virginia remodeling market has hit a rough patch. And though Bob Benedict, president of Northwood Construction, in Sterling, says he hasn't had any potential clients back out of their scheduled projects, he has noticed that they seem to be in less of a hurry to break ground. More

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SOV as contractual and management tool

Are you looking for a better billing method? Billing against a schedule of values (SOV) is standard procedure for large, commercial contractors, but is often misunderstood and infrequently used by residential remodelers. Many small businesses fail, often from a lack of cash flow. Implementing an SOV as a contractual and management tool can help. More

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Hard deadlines complicate challenging projects

Years in the planning, the nearly 6,000-square-foot, copper-clad, one-of-a-kind modern home had months to go before completion when architect and general contractor Travis Price learned that the clients planned to host their daughter's wedding reception there. More

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Mission Control

Mission control at Mark IV Builders is the production board, a visual... More

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Extensive pre-planning and ongoing documentation provide great assurance to clients

Projects often last months at Acorn Design/Build, of Denver, but there's rarely confusion over who agreed to what when, or which products should go where, or when that trade contractor is on the schedule. More

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Setting client expectations for schedule delays

Big50 professionals answer a question about managing client expectations on project delays. More

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