"John, you've got THAT look on your face again. What are you holding back," Terry asked?
John didn't want to insult Terry, but Terry asked for it.
"Terry, you may be still missing a critical benefit of job costing. It allows you to set up effective bonus systems for motivating and rewarding fast work. Having fast crews is a tremendous competitive advantage and virtually recession proofs your business all by itself," said John.
Terry was just beginning to realize John's real message: job costing is essential to running a construction business profitably. That's why Terry enjoys his coffees with John. John's been there, done that and willing to help Terry as long as Terry listens.
For large concrete contractors such as John, job costing is fairly straight forward and easy to get right. For small concrete contractors such as Terry, job costing is a never ending headache - but it is essential to the long term health of every construction company.
Ron Roberts, The Contractor's Business Coach, teaches contractors how to turn their business into a profit spewing machine. To receive Ron's FREE Contractor Best Practices Newsletter visit www.FilthyRichContractor.com.