Estimating

Work Late Hours? You're Not Alone
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Work Late Hours? You're Not Alone

When the sun goes down after a long day of work, the laptop lights up for many... More

How to Write a Small-Job Proposal
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How to Write a Small-Job Proposal

Keep it simple but address the details. And try this short-cut. More

Killer Apps for Contractors
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Killer Apps for Contractors

Here are six apps that you can load onto your smart phone that offer smarter... More

Clear Estimates Speeds Estimating Process
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Clear Estimates Speeds Estimating Process

Get your summer and fall backlog all lined up with this quick and easy estimating... More

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Online Calculator for Stairs and Decks

Blocklayer.com offers an online calculator that shows how much decking and how many fasteners you’ll need for a deck of a given size. More

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The Cost of Lighting

For a look at how much it will cost to upgrade outdoor lighting, check this interactive calculator from Remodeling Expense. It includes a zip code field, allowing estimates to be adjusted by location. More

Bidding and Building Large Projects
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Bidding and Building Large Projects

Anticipating what can go wrong keeps profit margins intact. More

Labor Costs
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Labor Costs

Five steps to accurate and dependable estimates. More

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Adding a Deck Pays Off in the 2006 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report

Also: ACC contains carcinogen; TimberSIL regroups; WeatherGuard launches interactive Web site; more More

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Estimate Like a Pro

Tips from a full-time estimator will help you produce fast and accurate quotes. More

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