Business How-To

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

4 Reasons to Never Pull a Permit for a Homeowner

If you’re the contractor on a job for a homeowner, pulling permits will likely be part of the scope of services you’re being paid to provide. You’ll include the cost of the permits plus a fee to cover the time … Read More

Construction Insurance for Homeowners

Construction insurance is no different than normal insurance for the homeowner. The intent is to ensure that any liability for damage, personal injury or other types of damages do not become a financial or legal issue for you, the homeowner.  … Read More

Do you know the basics of construction accounting?

Knowing basic financial numbers in your business will save you a ton of heartache and frustration. If you only know one number (say, your revenue number) but not your net income, you might find in 8 months that you’re out … Read More

Starting Out? Tutorial On How To Read Plans Like A Pro

This is part of  a FREE series of 4 videos (this being the 2nd) showing you how to read construction drawings like a pro. Learning how to read plans is a skill that is within your reach and this series … Read More

It’s Really Difficult To Find Good People…So Pay Them Well

We have been saying this for a really long time… It’s really difficult to find good people. With the labor market being so hot for skilled trades, take the advice of paying a great wage to your good workers. Want … Read MoreRead More

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 To: Concrete Slab Pour

Tradecraft is always my favorite thing so learn. Watching concrete dry isnt exciting but seeing how to pour correctly is!

Can You Read Structural Drawings?

If somebody handed you structural drawings, could you read them? Here is a fantastic overview of the basics.