Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, By Pros)
By David Gerstel
The title pretty much tells you everything you should expect to find inside this book. It was written by a self-taught project manager, David Gerstel, who developed and applied all of his own methods and techniques to climb the ladder to success in the construction industry. David is a well-respected leader in the business world and you’ll find his first-hand experience invaluable. In the field of construction, you will be faced with many challenges, and this guide helps breaks down what those challenges are and how to come out on top.
Construction project managers are considered experts in the arts of construction and planning, however, not in the areas required to run their own business such as accounting or law. While you don’t need an MBA to create and run a thriving construction business, you will need a tight grip on the fundamentals of construction management and business organization. Gerstel shares his methods and techniques on how to succeed in running your own construction company.
David shows you how to create accurate estimates, set up an office, shop for insurance, keep the books, how to find the right jobs, figure costs, make bids, write strong contracts and handle change orders. He also sheds light on business information technology and how the increasing complexity in construction technology has changed the way construction companies are organized.
Whether you are starting your own contracting business or you already own your own company, Gerstel’s book will help you maintain low overhead without drowning in paperwork and give you the information you need to have solid control of your operation.
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