Acknowledged author Michael C. Stone wrote Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide, Revisited comprising 332 pages back in 2012. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1572182717 and 9781572182714. Since then Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide, Revisited textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $19.36 or rent at the marketplace.
In order to succeed in a construction business, you have to be able to price your jobs to cover all labor, material and overhead expenses, and make a decent profit. But calculating markup is only part of the picture. If you're going to beat the odds and stay in business -- profitably, you also need to know how to write good contracts, manage your crews, work with subcontractors and collect on your work. This book covers the business basics of running a construction company, whether you're a general or specialty contractor working in remodeling, new construction or commercial work. The principles outlined here apply to all construction-related businesses. You'll find tried and tested formulas to guarantee profits, with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow examples to help you learn how to operate your business successfully. Includes a link to free downloads of blank forms and checklists used in this book.