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Construction Positions Increase 2.8% Year Over Year

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports October 2017 total construction employment of 6.93 million, representing a 187,000-position (2.8%) increase from October 2016. http://www.abc.org/NewsMedia/ConstructionEconomics/ConstructionEconomicUpdate/tabid/270/entryid/9751/construction-numbers-stagnant-in-otherwise-positive-october-jobs-report-says-abc.aspx ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

How To: Calculating Hourly Rates for a Contractor or Small Business

Are you just starting out in your business? If you need a simple way to come up with an hourly rate for a contractor or small business owner watch this video. [(hourly rate) + (direct expenses) + indirect expenses)] / … Read More

What is a Reasonable Profit in Construction?

ServicePair’s goal is to help put food on the table for skilled tradespeople. We try to collect up and post helpful business articles so contractors can improve their business acumen. The article authored by David J Hoare helps explain how … Read More

How much markup on materials?

Lots of contractors are leaving money on the table by not adding markup to materials. Do yourself a big favor and start if you aren’t. More here: http://forums.jlconline.com/forums/forum/jlc-online-expert-forums/estimating-markup/8341-how-much-markup-on-materials

Pricing the Job: Mark-up, Overheard, & Profit

One of the fastest ways to bankruptcy is not understanding how to mark-up your jobs “Once a contractor has come up with his estimate of hard costs to complete the job, he will mark up his costs to determine the … Read More

Ten Simple Tips for Winning on Bid Day

Winning is not a sometime thing…it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while…you don’t do the right thing once in a while…you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi … Read More