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Do you have your finger on the pulse of the latest products and services on the market? Are there new techniques and approaches to investigate? What are others in the industry doing that you’re not? Find out February 14–16, 2018 at North America’s largest event dedicated to cold climate residential building. Register now, then download the program book and check out these tips before you go.

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Friday, February 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Estimating and job costing for profit

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Estimating is 75% math and 25% art. Each new job has to be looked at through the lens of past jobs and current costs. You need to consider the customer. You need to go back and look at every job to see where you were right and where you were wrong and then adjust the next estimate to reflect your new-found knowledge. You can use square-foot estimating effectively in some circumstances, unit pricing in others, but there is really no substitute for getting prices on the job. We’ll talk about the best approaches to help ensure a profit on every job.

AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CE credit, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, GBCI 1 CE hour, IACET 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs

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Mark Etrheim

Mastercraft Homes, Inc.
Mark has been the owner of Mastercraft Homes, Inc. for 36 years. Over that time, he has built as many as 30 new homes a year and has completed more than 670 custom homes. Mark is involved in a number of secondary business interests including residential rental businesses, commercial... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am CST