Quietly Re-Thinking Out Loud: Exploring New Paradigms for How We Manage What We Build
Linking G&A Overhead Costs To The Sum Of Direct Job Costs, Or Gross Sales Volume Which Can Vary So Dramatically, Makes No Mathematical Sense.
From Chapter 38: The Six Most Common Methods for Pricing Jobs in How To Price Landscape & Irrigation Projects by James R. Huston: [— for reference's sake the “OPPH method” or Overhead Profit Per Hour Method is J. R. Huston’s term for what David Gerstel and I call...read more
I heard something in a video I was watching today that I think was one of those very simple very profound little moments I like to call Lean Lessons. Natalia, a volunteer with Food Bank For New York City said: “George is a great leader he knows what he's doing but um...read more
Consultant and educator George Hedley of Hard Hat Presentations cites some numbers that I think are sadly all too true… If you watch 95 out of 100 general contractors, builders or subcontractors, and follow their progress for 10 to 20 years, you'll hear the same story...read more
360Difference Has Always Been A Single Entry Estimating System And In Fact Has Been That Way Since 1995.
So I watched a video today about CoConstruct Estimating and Donnie Wyatt the founder and President of CoConstruct 37 seconds into the video made the claim... ...I'm going to show you something you'd never see somewhere else. Second of all is I am never going to enter...read more
Lately, I’ve been working with a lot of contractors who have their own shop space or have other friends and colleagues who have just gone the root of setting up a shop space or have a storage yard somewhere so I made some modifications to the Capacity...read more
WordPress is on the verge of delivering us a new update to version 5.0 that they are calling Gutenberg (The new Gutenberg editing experience). Actually, I thought we were going to see Gutenberg back in April but they are still conducting bug checking and testing this...read more
This is my own critical look at The ProRemodeler "The Big Reveal" Article which appeared in the May 2018 issue of ProRemodeler. A friend and colleague of mine posted a link to the article in a FaceBook group for Building & Remodeling Professionals I'm a part of...read more
“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” — Peter Drucker Is the late Peter Drucker's admonition a call for specialization or thinking lean is it a call to identify in your production process the processes that do not...read more
I am a huge "fan" of the work of psychologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel in economic science Daniel Kahneman and his book Thinking, Fast and Slow is arguably one of the most valuable books I have ever read. And for those that think 499 pages of psychology is a...read more
A good article from the Farnam Street blog showed up in my blog reader this morning about The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals. The bullet points in it are all right on the mark but a big one that sticks out for me right now is......read more