The Components Of An Estimate

Let’s start with a review of grammar. In reality, the numbers we supply to the prospect relating to the project in which they have indicated interest have no resemblance to what Funk and Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary defines as an estimate: estimate-n, 1) a...

The Origin Of The System

The father of the remodeling industry was the Tin Man. This hardy individual traveled far and wide selling primarily exterior products; siding, storm windows, roofing, etc. Those not familiar with the Tin Man may rent the movie by the same name. This entertaining and...

Economics Of The Business

The remodeling and rehabilitation industry does not have a set of widely known economic guidelines. This is unfortunate because failure to recognize and understand the economic facts of life inevitably leads to failure in business. There are a number of basic economic...

Different Ways To Estimate

“Guesstimate” Method Many old-timers in the business use this system, which is based on the estimator’s knowledge and experience without any calculations except very basic measurements, at most. By this method an addition would be figured by square...

Basic Estimating Tips

Before beginning an estimate, you should make a thorough inspection of the property, which means going through all areas that might be affected by the remodeling at least twice. The purpose of the second trip is to help you relate the causes and effects of conditions...
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