Question and Facts for Contractors

Question and Facts for Contractors

The following is a list of facts and considerations

  • Not all contractor education courses are the same
  • Course writers are most often not contractors and have no building experience
  • Most contractors don’t know the building code
  • Most contractors can build, but not necessarily successfully.
  • Most contractors lack business education.
  • Most all contractors don’t know what their daily overhead cost is.
  • Most contractors don’t understand labor burden rates
  • Most contractors don’t understand the productive hour and how much that hour should cost.
  • Most contractors don’t know how to track costs.
  • Cost is arrived at and not known in advance.
  • A good set of drawings is not a bid document.
  • The consumer is looking to define cost; the contractor needs to define the work!
  • Design work is separate business from construction.
  • Of all the pre-construction contractor efforts, costing should be last
  • Most contractors don’t understand construction processes.
  • Contractors rely on inspectors to approve or deny the work.
  • Most contractor think they know all they need to know about their construction endeavors.
  • Remodelers and custom builders sell services, not products!
  • Developer/builders sell products and financial services.
  • Most contractors don’t keep up on construction technical changes.
  • Most contractors don’t understand Green Building.
  • Most contractors don’t know State licensing laws.
  • Most contractors fail to write a proper contract.
  • Most projects end with the contractor paying for extra labor cost not included in the original cost.

 

 

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