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Here is a structure that you can provide to your trades to help them think about Cost of Quality in their business.

Cost of Quality is 3% of revenue, what is that in your company in $

For most companies the breakdown or profile of Cost of Quality is:

Failure Costs 70%

For those of you that have projects with regulatory agency permits, it is imperative that you respect the Birds’ Breeding Season. If you think you know when birds’ breeding season starts, think again! First of all, there are both nesting and breeding seasons.

April 10, 2015

A few months ago, the U.S. Geological Survey released its latest five-year data on U.S.

It began simply. The laundry washer breaks down and a repair company is called to fix it.

Quite simple.

If properly applied, top-quality exterior paint should last for up to 15 to 20 years. March marks the start of spring, a time when homeowners look to increase curb appeal and repair any damage done to the exterior of their homes from winter weather.

March 27, 2015

If properly applied, top-quality exterior paint should last for up to 15 to 20 years. March marks the start of spring, a time when homeowners look to increase curb appeal and repair any damage done to the exterior of their homes from winter weather.

Spring is here, and work is picking up as the weather warms. The Home Depot is kicking off the spring season with its first quarterly Pro Appreciation Event of 2015, including seven days of exclusive savings on tools from well-known brands like DeWalt, Makita and Milwaukee.

March 23, 2015

Spring is here, and work is picking up as the weather warms. The Home Depot is kicking off the spring season with its first quarterly Pro Appreciation Event of 2015, including seven days of exclusive savings on tools from well-known brands like DeWalt, Makita and Milwaukee.

March 11, 2015

Ever since the harrowing movie The

March 09, 2015

With warm weather approaching, upgrades and enhancements to outdoor spaces are top of mind, especially considering that 85 percent of single-family homes in the United States include a porch, deck or some kind of outdoor living area, according to USA Today.

With warm weather approaching, upgrades and enhancements to outdoor spaces are top of mind, especially considering that 85 percent of single-family homes in the United States include a porch, deck or some kind of outdoor living area, according to USA Today.

March 05, 2015

Ever since the housing industry started making its very tentative way back after the end of the Great Recession, there’s been a great deal of hand-wringing about the dearth of young people joining its ranks. And for good reason.

We all know we do a great job, while we all can improve our business it’s just minor stuff, things are just great. But so often we are unaware of what is really going on and how much needs to be improved.

October 04, 2014

I have a talent for stating the obvious, so I might as well tell you right now that when I visit a well-designed community, it just feels right.

March 04, 2015

I sang the praises of Grass Valley, Calif., in an earlier blog, so I might as well give up my secret: my wife and I are planning to move there.

March 02, 2015

Tools and technologies are introduced every day that can help you do your job more efficiently. From new inventions to subtle enhancements, here are several innovative products that will help you save time and money.

Upgrade

Tools and technologies are introduced every day that can help you do your job more efficiently. From new inventions to subtle enhancements, here are several innovative products that will help you save time and money.
 
Upgrade

The key barriers to Implementing Lean Construction have been listed in a UK Construction Industry study. These provide great insights to ensure that your lean implementation is successful.

February 25, 2015
Many winterization jobs are simple enough to add into your scope without adding substantial time or cost to ongoing jobs, and a few simple upgrades to your toolbox can help you knock it out even more quickly and effectively.
 
February 25, 2015

Remodelers around the country cited increased demand among homeowners for kitchen upgrades in 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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