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Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business

By Claudiu Fatu

Allworth
Released: 2015-03-17
Paperback (224 pages)

Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business
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This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on:

Developing a business structure, insurance, and branding
Handling legal and accounting hurdles
Managing employees and dealing with clients
Using marketing systems to find and book work
Estimating and bidding on jobs
Writing contracts
Creating invoices and a billing system
Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin
Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed

By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor's talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right!

Building Success in the Trades: Career advice for students, parents, educators and experienced tradespeople

By Georgian Lussier

Independently published
Paperback (36 pages)

Building Success in the Trades: Career advice for students, parents, educators and experienced tradespeople
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Skilled trade jobs are in demand and pay well. They cannot be outsourced and generally, student debt is minimal. For those who are mechanically inclined, a career in the trades can be very satisfying and rewarding.This Handbook offers condensed information, career tips, examples of successful tradesmen, and resources. It provides an orientation to what the trades require and the many options for growing as a professional, including college courses. The authors have decades of experience within the trade industry.Guidance counselors and parents can gain key information about what is often an over-looked career option. The examples of six successful tradesmen portray life-long careers vs. a job. For experienced tradesmen contemplating a career change, practical advice about resumes and interviewing will help them get prepared.The authors bring unique perspectives to the topic of working in the trades; each has 40 years of experience in their respective fields in the building industry and human resources. In addition to a Building Official license in Connecticut, Bill holds other trade licenses as well as a B.S. degree in Natural Resources. Georgian was born into a trades family, has taught business classes to plumbing contractors, written articles for trade magazines and has a M. S. degree in Organizational Behavior.

Skilled Trade Professionals (Practical Career Guides)

By CORBIN COLLINS

Rowman & Littlefield
Released: 2018-12-28
Paperback (134 pages)

Skilled Trade Professionals (Practical Career Guides)
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Welcome to the skilled trade field! If you’re interested in a career in trade, you’ve come to the right book. So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? This book can help you answer these questions and more.

This book, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers five main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions.


  • Electrician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Plumber
  • Construction Laborer, Craftsperson, and Manager
  • Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic

Construction (Construction Crew)

By Sally Sutton

Candlewick
Released: 2015-09-08
Board book (32 pages)

Construction (Construction Crew)
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“The simplicity of the telling and the rich details in the spreads make this a must-have for all libraries serving young children.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away. There’s lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a closer look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in. Available in English and Spanish!

Math on the Job: Working in Construction

By Richard Wunderlich

Crabtree Publishing Company
Paperback (32 pages)

Math on the Job: Working in Construction
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This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in construction. Math is an important part of many jobs involved in building structures. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros)

By David Gerstel

Brand: Taunton Press
Paperback (265 pages)

Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros)
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Running a small business can be daunting to the builder whose expertise is in the hands on work -- not finance or law. This book, written by a builder who came up through the trades himself -- and who for decades has run a highly respected and successful construction operation that does both remodeling and new construction -- helps to demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. Running a Successful Construction Company is acknowledged as the leading book in its field. Includes 50 color photos and drawings.

Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction

By Wayne J. Del Pico

Brand: RSMeans
Paperback (240 pages)

Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction
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The key to successful project control is the fusing of cost to schedule whereby the management of one helps to manage the other. Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction explores the reasons behind and the methodologies for proper planning, monitoring, and controlling both project costs and schedule. Filling a current void the topic of project control applied to the construction industry, it is essential reading for students and professionals alike.

Using Math in Construction (Math You Will Actually Use)

By Colin Wilkinson

Rosen Central
Paperback (48 pages)

Using Math in Construction (Math You Will Actually Use)
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Today's construction industry, consisting of a wide range of careers, continues to struggle finding skilled workers to meet demand. In order to take advantage of these jobs, a candidate will need a strong understanding of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. This book presents readers with real-world examples of how math skills relevant to fifth and sixth grade Common Core Standards are used on the job in construction every day, engaging students both interested in construction and those seeking relevant applications of these skills outside of the classroom.

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