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NAIL YOUR NUMBERS, A Path to Skilled Construction Estimating & Bidding
Title: NAIL YOUR NUMBERS, A Path to Skilled Construction Estimating & Bidding

ISBN: 9780982670903

From the Publisher:

Nail Your Numbers is a new book from David Gerstel, a veteran builder and author of Running a Successful Construction Company, the best seller long regarded as a "bible" of the construction industry.  

Nail Your Numbers is a complete guide to estimating accurately and bidding wisely. It includes guidance on:

  • Selecting the right jobs to bid

  • Accurately figuring labor costs 

  • Obtaining reliable sub and supplier quotes 

  • Astutely marking up for overhead and profit 

  • The creation of a powerful Excel estimating spreadsheet

  • Protecting a bid during construction with a thorough and fair contract

Nail Your Numbers shows readers how to build a file of their own labor productivity records -- an essential but widely neglected tool for the production of reliable estimates.  And it offers them eighteen samples of the author's own records as well as many other forms and checklists. 

Along with information vital to the craft of estimating and bidding, readers are shown a path they can travel out of the competitive bid rat race and the cranking out of endless free bids to working on a Cost Planning (aka Negotiated Bid) basis. Thereby, they can get paid for their estimates. And they can greatly increase the percentage of the projects they actually build after having invested time and money in bidding them. 

Like Running a Successful Construction Company, Nail Your Numbers is printed in full color and is heavily illustrated with charts, job site photographs, and architectural drawings.  Key ideas are illustrated with striking and often humorous stories. Written in Gerstel's friendly and relaxed style, Nail Your Numbers provides pleasurable reading along with invaluable education.  For half the price of a good table saw blade, Nail Your Numbers offers 388 pages of sound guidance to the work of estimating and bidding, the heart of any construction business.

388 pages, paperback, Latitude 67 Books. Feb 2018



Author: David Gerstel
Publisher: Lattitude 67
Categories: Estimating, Business/Legal/Management,

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