Complete and Accurate Estimates Increase Profits
Estimating is an essential and critical step in home building — the step that directly determines your bottom line. Builders keep profit at the top of the priority list by learning to create complete and accurate estimates.
The revised edition of “Estimating Home Construction Costs,” available through BuilderBooks.com, is perfect for those who want to improve their estimating abilities and discover better ways to do a quantity takeoff and for those new to home building.
“Estimating Home Construction Costs” reviews types of estimates, when to use them, how to integrate estimating into other management functions and the benefits of computer estimating.
Custom Builder Jerry Householder teams up with builder Emile Marchive III to show builders:
- Types of estimates and when to use them
- Tips and formulas for figuring quantities easily and accurately — to better forecast expenses
- Procedures for integrating estimating with cost control, purchasing and scheduling
- How computer estimating can enhance the work
- How to establish and maintain a database that facilitates future estimates
To order “Estimating Home Construction Costs” online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.
NAHB Has More Than 250 Resources to Help You Run Your Business More Profitably
Go to NAHB's Business Management Tools Web pages (available to members only) for instant access to more than 250 timesaving, moneymaking and cost-cutting business resources to help you run your business more profitably. Get guidance on accounting and financial management, business strategy, computers and information technology, customer service, human resources and more.
Resources are added weekly, so bookmark www.nahb.org/biztools to go directly to these vital business management resources.
Local and state home builders associations can link directly to www.nahb.org/biztools from their Web site and give their members instant access to these resources. It will make your HBA's Web site the place to go for the information and guidance that members need to succeed.
Subscribe to NAHB’s Business of Building e/Source
NAHB’s Business of Building e/Source is your monthly electronic guide to the hot issues and emerging trends in home building business management. You’ll find practical advice, tricks of the trade and sound business guidance — all delivered monthly, straight to your desktop, in a quick and easy-to-read format. Business of Building e/Source is available free to NAHB members and their employees.
To subscribe, visit www.nahb.org/BoB on the Members Only side of the NAHB Web site.
NAHB Technology Solutions Directory Now Online
NAHB’s Technology Solutions Directory — an easy-to-use directory that enables builders, remodelers, contractors and other industry professionals to find information on software and IT solutions and services for their businesses — is now online. The directory is sponsored by the Business Management & Information Technology Committee.
Software and technology solutions providers interested in being listed can sign up for:
- Enhanced Listing — Listing includes company name, URL, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, company/product description, company logo. Click here for more information.
- Standard Listing — Listing includes company name and phone number. Click here for more information.
For more information, e-mail Wil Heslop at NAHB.
The Technology Solutions Directory is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing in the directory should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the listed software, IT service or the software/IT vendor. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained in this directory.