You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Those considering a career as a construction manger or becoming the owner of a construction company - would benefit immeasurably by reading this great book. ... and you will build a successful construction company. I like the idea of "case study" where the author shares his personal experience so that you are aware of certain things when dealing with clients, other GC'S, subcontractors and more. Easy to print and share with the team as reminders of best practices. Thankfully, this book was written by someone who built their own highly successful small business from the ground up and includes straightforward advice, as well as many color photographs and planning tools. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Very hard to read for me. 1561585300 - Running a Successful Construction Company for Pros, by Pros by Gerstel, David - AbeBooks Guidelines to a more successful construction-related business. edition (November 1, 2002), Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2018. The hammer, trowel, pliers, and wrench are well known tools of the construction industry. What I personally liked about this book were the case studies; they were great. Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2019. Good insights. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Running a Successful Construction Company. The chapters in this book focus on the importance of selecting the right project, how to find projects, tendering correctly, winning the project, delivering the project, avoiding unnecessary costs, increasing revenue, financial and contractual controls, managing the company, the importance of good people, growing the company and ensuring the company has a good reputation.The … + No Import Fees Deposit & $13.66 Shipping to Brazil. Some companies even start well, earning good profits, building successful projects, and the company grows – only for it all to come crashing down, often leaving a mountain of debts behind. When leading a construction company, there are a lot more moving parts than in your standard puzzle. Nail Your Numbers, the new book from David Gerstel, author of the construction industry classic, Running a Successful Construction Company, offers a clear path to skilled estimating and bidding. Another easy to read practical book filled with examples takes the reader from project concept, deciding what to construct and when, through team selection, investigations, contractor selection, preliminary works, construction, commissioning and completion, with chapters on financial, programme and contractual aspects. He indicated it offered very good information. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I thoroughly highlighted many chapters and took notes. . You can't do it all; no matter how much you try. I have what I consider some of the best books on construction management. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. He also has been in construction since 1999 and has gained enough information to provide software and consulting in that industry. After college he set out to learn a trade, becoming a master carpenter and founding a construction company that rapidly earned respect for its upfront business practices and the integrity of its work. The chapters in this book focus on the importance of selecting the right project, how to find projects, tendering correctly, winning the project, delivering the project, avoiding unnecessary costs, increasing revenue, financial and contractual controls, managing the company, the importance of good people, growing the company and ensuring the company has a good reputation.The chapters are set out in an easy to read format, filled with practical tips, which provide a step-by-step guide to growing profits, remaining profitable and running a successful construction company. I've enjoyed reading it. Please try again. . Great book, important details I use to miss out. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Includes 50 color photos and drawings. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Building a Successful Construction Company: The Practical Guide. Most people who start construction companies start out as construction workers who get an opportunity. To the author - You really know the business. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Also, the proper explanation of every thing talked about. A 'must read' before you price your next project.Many construction companies fail despite the hard work and knowledge of their managers and owners. Definitely wouldn't buy again. I'm a retired New York City construction professional - presently engage in developing my own construction services and management company in the South Jersey, Philadelphia area. The book is 3/4 full of bulleted list with very general information. Unable to add item to List. To be successful one must … Assess your internal organization. But you still need to start from the ground up and keep filling in the spaces until the job is done. To profit in a new construction business, you need to consider the following questions: What business am I in? A good book to read with you decide to know the principles of construction, Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018. This is a useful reference. An avid builder of tree houses during his elementary school years in North Carolina, he served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper at Brandeis University near Boston. My husband and I started a construction firm, he has 15 years experience in construction and I have plenty of business experience. Jake Michaels. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. --, "One of the first and by far the best book for the small contractor who wants to be a "Professional." Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Construction Company by Tanya R Davis Many successful contracting businesses reach a point where further expansion would require hiring additional people to handle the increased workload. Taunton Press; Revised, Updated ed. (Gerstel) manages thoroughly to cover the basics in a way that is both informative and entertaining." The book walks you through the steps of creating a working business plan, organizing marketing campaigns, organizing your business, and building a "core" group of employees while protecting your bottom line and achieving financial stability. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. This book was written by a self-taught project manager who developed and applied all of his own methods and techniques to climb the ladder to success in the construction industry and is now a very respected figure in the business world. Something went wrong. They have their various uses and are needed to get the work done. It gives you an in depth understanding on the construction industry and gives great examples of what to expect when you start projects. Hide other formats and editions. He knows first hand what it takes for a small volume construction company to survive and prosper in any economic climate." Running a Successful Construction Company is acknowledged as the leading book in its field. Contractors Often Ask Us - why some of their competitors Construction Company owners make a lot of money than they do when they are both doing similar work.. --. Paperback – Nov. 1 2002. by David Gerstel (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 72 ratings. It has been a priceless resource for me so thank you very much. Please try your request again later. An essential book for every project owner and project manager. Respected nationally for his books about house building and construction company management, David Gerstel has been a licensed builder for 35 years. Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 10, 2017, Again expensive for what it is, try the library first, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 24, 2015. Even the most successful and seasoned builders have expressed their appreciation." 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Here Are The Top Five Secrets - We used in our Construction Companies in the past and that we see successful Construction Company Owners doing now that keep them in the top 20% of the income producers. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020. This book helps to demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. It also refers you to other books that concentrate on specific topics. Paul Netscher packs his construction books with practical knowledge and experience gained over 28 years, on 120 construction projects in 6 countries. You have done a great job with this book. This guide will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting a successful construction based business. Hacks for Running a Successful Construction Company. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Excellent, clear-eyed look into the many aspects of running a construction business from a veteran builder. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I'm reading this book and not done yet but I'm already loving it, I don't regret buying it this is one of my best investments so far. ISBN/Book No. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. That book has served as the manual for running this company. Paul recently published 'Construction Project Management: Tips and Insights' which contains many of Paul's blogs and articles which have been enjoyed and shared by thousands. Fishpond Australia, Running a Successful Construction Company by DavidGerstelBuy . . In order to run a successful construction business, you will need to work with the below guidelines. Office managers often wear many hats and are responsible for many important business functions such as Cash Management (often they’re responsible for both money coming in and going out the door), Accounting & Bookkeeping, Human Resources, Sales, Project … Would love to see an update to this book. 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How you can make your construction company more profitable. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. You don't need an MBA to create and run a thriving construction business, as David Gerstel knows from his own experience. 4. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Is it due to bad luck?This book explores important aspects of managing a construction company that impact its success and profitability. Includes 50 color photos and drawings. Management is another tool that the owner -manager of a construction firm must use. But, it’s usually more than this. Running a small business can be daunting to the contractor whose expertise is in building-not finance or law. (It) inspires readers to plan and organize. As an MBE company located in NYC who is currently transitioning to commercial construction, this book was very informative and very very practical. There was a problem loading your book clubs. 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