So, why is it That Most Construction Contractors Will Do Proposals Like That?
Think about building a house by sawing every board and sheet of plywood with a handsaw. Mixing the concrete all by hand. And driving every nail with a hammer.
This sounds like a long drawn out, difficult method for building.
This is how most construction contractors do proposals.
The same way they’ve been done for 100 years. It’s like building with hand tools but it doesn’t have to be like this.
There’s a power tool for doing proposals.
When doing proposals, the old “hand tool” way the contractor will do them the same way grandpa would have.
If they are a particular person, they will determine the size and quantities of the material needed. This will include –
- The cubic yards of dirt that needs moved
- Cubic yards of concrete
- Boards needed for framing of floor, walls, roof
- Siding, exterior trim, exterior paint
- Shingles, roofing underlayment, flashings
- Insulation for floor, walls, attic
- Doors and windows
- Base, casing, stairways, misc. trim
- Cabinetry, countertops, closets
- Interior paint, stain, clear finish, wallpaper
- Carpet, vinyl, tile, etc.
- Plumbing pipe, fixtures
- Heater, AC condenser, ductwork, registers
- Electrical wiring, fixtures, receptacles, switches, breaker panels
- Porches, decks, railings
Once these things have been figured and counted, they will get prices for each of them to determine the cost. Then they will guess at how long it will take to do the work and put a price to it.
Less detailed contractors just guess at the whole thing.
Building a house takes a lot of pieces. The same number of pieces…regardless of how you figure the price.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have a power tool that would allow you to consistently determine the price whether you are a detailed person or not?
The Blueprint for Building a Better Proposal is a “power tool” for doing proposals.
This power tool provides:
- A scope of work that communicates clearly with customers and production crews
- A budget providing production crews with a clear understanding of time allowed and material costs
- A system that allows for delegating portions or the complete proposal process
To get this “power tool” in more contractor’s business toolboxes, we’re offering a Holiday Special beginning Black Friday through the end of the year. This special includes a reduced price for the proposal system plus free bonus templates.
In addition to the reduced price for proposal system there’s going to be a contractor drawing for a…
DeWalt cordless tool kit
Check next week’s post (11/28/21) for details of how to get entered in the power tool drawing.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how this power tool can help avoid the 7 common bid mistakes contractors make that cost them a fortune.