Values And Culture
Every company has a culture, whether intentionally or by mistake. If your culture is lacking, you need to take control... to create a winning environment that shows up in your work. We’ll take a candid look at your values and culture and show you how to build a great company culture from the top down.
Branding isn’t all about logos and truck colors. In the construction industry, your people are your brand. So making a great... first impression is absolutely critical. How you show up and present yourself on the job site sets the tone for interactions with the GC/GM, so you’ve got to get this right!
Profitable Business Planning
No business can succeed without a plan. In this module, we’ll take a look at the 5 key elements... of a business plan and help you create a detailed roadmap for your future to help you stay on track and build confidence with lenders, insurance companies, and your own employees.
Building Better Estimates
Accurate estimates are the first step to making money on a job, yet too many subs equate... estimates with guessing. We’ll show you why everything is quantifiable (even weather!) and walk you through how to create more accurate estimates that set you up to make money on every job.
The Science of Cost
If you want to make a profit, you need to understand costs. We’ll dig into the difference between Project Costs and... Operating Costs to make sure you’re not overlooking expenses when pricing a job. And we’ll discuss how insurance, bonding, and safety impact your costs & profits.
All About Budgets
Starting a project without a budget is asking for financial disaster. In this module, I’ll show you how to set up... project budgets and an operations budget. And we’ll show you how to account for quantities and productivity to keep your projects on budget and deliver the profits you need!
Managing The Subcontract
Many subs end up taking on unnecessary risk (and work) by blindly signing unfavorable... contracts. Don’t make this mistake! I’ll show you how to ensure contracts clearly define your scope without contradictory clauses, redundancies, or confusion that could cut into your profits.
Understanding The Construction Manager
The construction manager can be your biggest ally or your worst enemy, but they’re critical... to the project either way. They set the schedule, coordinate various subs, and even play a key role in getting you paid! I’ll pull back the curtain on how a construction manager thinks to help you better manage your relationships.
Managing The Scope of Work
While it may be clear to you what you need to do on a job, if it’s not written down clearly, there’s... room for confusion. In this module, we’ll talk about how to communicate with construction managers to ensure expectations are clear and help your team stand out above the rest.
Winning At Change Orders
Change orders can make or break your profit on just about any job. When things don’t go... according to plan, you’ll need to take quick and direct action to ensure you get paid. I’ll walk you through what makes up a winning change order, so you can protect yourself…and your profits!
Boosting Your Profits
It’s not how much you make that matters, it’s how much you keep. In this module, we’ll talk about the difference between... revenue and profit, how to get paid a premium for the value you provide, and some proven strategies for keeping more money in your pocket.
Setting Yourself Apart
In this final module, we’ll cover a list of things you can do to make your company stand out. From training up your team... to game-changing technology and mentoring, your improvement never stops. We’ll talk about some high-leverage strategies for leveling up your business.