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Pro-Tips and Industry Insights

Your Notebook Is The Reason Your Project Is Behind Schedule

You’ve got a lot to keep straight: deadlines, change orders, deliveries, contact info, the list is literally never ending. Every new day brings new data, and your productivity depends on your ability to keep it all straight. It’s not just you who is relying on this data, it’s your team, your subcontractors, and your clients.

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Stop Reinventing the Wheel

Drop the pen and paper and leverage technology for the documents involved in your jobs. It’ll save you time and money. (And probably a few headaches!)


Cutting costs and saving time are huge for all builders and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Some people are innovating and bringing new ways of solving the problems that builders face, but there are plenty of old and/or current tricks...

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4 Things You Didn't Know Were Hurting Your Reputation

The way you maintain your jobsite has a bigger impact than you may think.

When it comes to growing your business, nothing is as important as your reputation. Carrying yourself with professionalism and building a good reputation is an important component when it comes to converting your clients into promoters of your business. Here are 4 ways to help you boost your rep and take your business to...

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Maximizing Profit on Your Project

Often, the biggest measure for success is profit margin. Equipping yourself to maximize profit is no small feat. It takes organization, communication, and diligence to take the necessary steps time and time again to make sure to best set yourself up for success.

Lack of organization is one of the most detrimental mistakes when it comes to staying under budget and making smart financial...

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How To Avoid Surprises on Site

Every day on a site is hectic. Part of your job is being prepared for the unexpected and being able to adapt. While it’s a testament to your ability to navigate changes and mishaps, so is eliminating surprises all together. Avoiding surprises will ensure that you stay on schedule and on budget, making the most of your resources.

Missed deadlines, slow contractors, materials arriving behind...

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5 Steps To Safeguard Yourself In Client Communication

How many times have you had this conversation with a client:

“But we talked about wanting to _____ .  I expected it was included!” or “That’s the not the right color! We told the designer we wanted to change it to ____ months ago!”It’s a no win situation, and it happens constantly in the home building and remodeling business. Good news: there's a sure-fire way to avoid 99% of these messy...

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Top 10 Construction Trends To Expect In 2017

Industry experts offer their insights to collectively form an outlook for the year in construction:

While we don't have a wizard on the payroll here at BuildTools headquarters, gazing into a crystal ball and predicting the construction industry's future, we can still help you anticipate and prepare for the year ahead in construction.

We've collected insight from industry experts, including...

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