February 19 - 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
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Defensive Estimating for Bigger Remodeling Profits

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Wednesday, January 10 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Location: OCCC - West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 304 G

Format: Building Knowledge Session Level of Content: Advanced

Who Should Attend: Remodelers

Track: Custom Building & Remodeling

Speaker Handouts and Other Documents

Speaker(s): Alan Hanbury, GMR, CAPS, CGP, CGR, House of Hanbury Builders, Inc., Newington, Connecticut

What It's About:

Do you know the average slippage costs for your projects? Do you bill employees at different hourly rates? What’s your markup on materials, labor, subs—are they the same? These are the questions you must have the answers to in order to properly estimate your remodeling jobs. Labor is the biggest variable in profit. Every extra hour of labor comes out of net profit—whether it was spent on work outside the scope of the bid, wasted at the lumber store or chalked up to talkative clients. Other profit drains include poor specs, bad weather project/product experience deficiencies and hidden conditions. In this advanced session, discover ways to accurately estimate your costs so you stop leaving so much profit on the table.

What You'll Learn:

  • Track hours spent from set-up to clean-up with time cards in 15-minute increments
  • Learn all that should be factored into your labor burdened costs
  • Calculate your labor burden and slippage to the penny
  • Just say no to working with difficult people. It isn’t worth it!

Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.50 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tags: Custom Building & RemodelingRemodelers

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