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Construction Industry

A $750 Billion industry encompassing home construction to industrial development. This section is dedicated to residential and light commercial construction.

Using Cash in Construction

11/19/2015

There is a notion in business that using cash to pay for materials or service is illegal.  IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO PAY FOR MATERIALS OR SERVICE WITH CASH.  It is illegal to do this if you do not properly document the transaction.  This is especially [...]

Job Cost Reports – Balance Sheet Set

06/15/2015

Construction accounting uses job cost reports to inform management of progress and existing issues with projects.  There are several different sets of reports.  The balance sheet set functions as an overall financial picture for the company.  The [...]

Roofer – Business Dynamics

06/01/2015

Within the residential construction industry is a subset referred to as ‘Trades’.  Within this group exists one particular trade that has its own set of business dynamics.  Roofers depend heavily on labor to accomplish their task.  They are [...]

Markup Percentage for Remodelers

05/20/2015

In the construction industry, remodelers face a different set of criteria than your traditional new home builder.  Because of these issues the markup percentage on costs is generally much higher than other forms of construction.  If you are a [...]

Construction Accounting Terminology

05/15/2015

In construction accounting accountants and bookkeepers use certain terms and there are distinct meanings associated with these terms.  This article is designed to introduce beginner accountants and contractors to these terms from the perspective of [...]

Margins in Construction

05/06/2015

I’ve been asked to identify the average margins in the construction industry.  Honestly, there is no such thing.   I tried and after several hours of research I couldn’t even get one of the types of contractors to have consistency in their [...]

Branching Out in Construction

05/05/2015

When you own a small construction company many people depend on you.  There is your family, employees and subcontractors.  A typical $2,000,000 per year operation will have upwards of 20 people dependent on the contractor for their livelihood.  [...]

Progress Billings in Construction

04/27/2015

Just like a tip of an iceberg, a progress billing for a construction project is an invoice for a small part of the overall contract value.  It needs to be recorded correctly and presented to management in a way that is understandable and beneficial [...]
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