Gleaned from my years as an estimator and your friendly neighborhood contractor.


Embrace the Tech Boom in Construction


In the heart of Dallas, the sun can be relentless. As a contractor, juggling site visits, estimates, and meetings can become overwhelming. Now, imagine doing all these without technology. Sounds impossible, right? Thankfully, there's been a construction tech boom. These tools not only save time but also improve accuracy and efficiency. Remember, it's not about working hard, it's about working smart!

"Back in my early days of contracting, I'd run around with a notebook and pen. Now, I can't imagine working without my construction estimating software."


Dive Deep into Estimating


Sure, many contractors shy away from the nitty-gritty of estimating. But as someone who specializes in it, let me tell you – there's an art and science to it. And the better you get at it, the smoother your projects will run. Want a deep dive into estimating? Check out this insightful article on mastering the art of construction estimating.


Expect the Unexpected


During a recent home remodel in the M Streets, we hit an unexpected plumbing issue. My experience? Always be prepared for unforeseen issues. Have a project management strategy in place, and your projects will have fewer disruptions. For more on this, here's a piece on how to handle unforeseen issues and costs in construction projects.


Keep Your Clients Informed


One of my favorite things about Dallas is its diversity in homes. From Tudor-style homes to modern lofts, each project is unique. And with each project comes a different client with varied expectations. Using reliable construction estimating software, like Bolster, ensures your client stays informed throughout the project. For a more eCommerce experience for your client, check out this piece on turning your construction estimates into a beautiful eCommerce buying experience.


Stay Updated with Trends


Staying updated with trends isn't just about the latest design fad. It's about understanding where the industry is heading and adjusting your strategies accordingly. For instance, did you know there are top construction industry trends to watch out for in 2023?


In Closing


Being a contractor in Dallas is no easy feat. But with the right strategies, tools, and a dash of Southern charm, success is just around the corner. Happy building, y'all!


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