Daily Reports – A simple guide

Daily Reports Download the Daily Report Template from Here: CCP DAILY REPORT Template So, probably the most important piece of paperwork you are going to need to start using is a Daily Report. Basically it’s a report of what has taken place over the day, the work that got accomplished, the guys that were on the site, if any visitors or …

Paperwork, the what and why…

Paper Work! The next item we probably need to cover is paperwork. If you are going to be doing business, especially with any big contractors, you’re going to have a lot of paperwork that you’re going to have to do. This came to mind to me because I was just on a project in Chicago. It was an interesting project …

Job Numbers

Job Numbers, why use them? So probably one of the easiest and first things we should talk about what will be the easiest things to incorporate into your business, is the use of job numbers. Typically as a small contractor, when you get a job, it might be the Smith’s house or George’s back porch or the name of a …

Welcome to the new Blog Format

Welcome to the new blog format. Welcome to the first in the series of videos that are designed to help small general contractor and small specialty contractors to grow their business and to learn how do some of the practices that a lot of the larger contractors do. I’m Kent Jones and I apologize because my voice isn’t really set …

Construction Technology and 3D Printing

This was posted on one of the subreddits I frequent today. The Caption was: Client Requested a physical copy of the floor plan for the Fire Station we are building. I try to at least be aware of what is going on in the industry. I listen to the ConTechTrio Podcast pretty regularly. So I am aware of the advancement …

Construction Standards in the Contract, or how to C.Y.A.

Last week I had a reminder of why amending your contract is something that every contractor needs to do. When I first started at Wilson & Hampton, I  couldn’t believe the amount of time and effort Cliff spent reading and amending contracts. There isn’t a contract we sign that we don’t redline something. It helps to understand that Cliff comes …

Stuff new estimators should know.

Lesson #1 Not a day goes by that my phone doesn’t blow up constantly. Usually around Lunch Time and again at 4pm. I will say that I am deeply jealous of Cliff because he refuses to take calls on his Cell Phone unless it is an emergency. It took him years of yelling at people, threatening their physical well being, …

The importance of a phone call.

So this week already I have been reminded multiple times of the importance of the phone call to resolve a dispute. We have an ongoing project that I manage, that is ALWAYS having issues. We are a Sub to one of the top 30 contractors in the world at the moment, and I don’t know what it is, but this …