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Managing the Profitable Construction Business: The Contractor's Guide to Success and Survival Strategies Hardcover – March 24, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1118836941 ISBN-10: 1118836944 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (March 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118836944
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118836941
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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DR. THOMAS C. SCHLEIFER, Ph.D. has 45 years of industry experience and was founder and President of the largest international consultancy firm serving the contract surety industry. He was an Eminent Scholar and Research Professor at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. Dr. Schleifer, is known as "a turnaround" expert because of the number of companies that he has rescued from financial distress.

DR. KENNETH T. SULLIVAN, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University. He is Director of the Facility Management Research Institute and Co-Director of the Performance Based Studies Research Group.

JOHN M. MURDOUGH, CPA is Principal of Pittman & Murdough, founded in 1989. Mr. Murdough is a well-known and respected construction accounting and business strategies specialist.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By timelapseii on April 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Managing the Profitable Construction Business” by Schleifer, Sullivan, and Murdough is more than just a thought-provoking text, it’s a practical ‘how to’ guide for construction business owners looking to succeed in our challenging environment. Even if you’re not a business owner, there are valuable lessons learned in this book. It is rare to find a book that talks about both the pitfalls/challenges as well as strategies for success in our industry! This is a true success and survival guide and a must read for all construction enterprises!
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Overall there is a very detailed description of how to avoid contractor failure throughout all the up's & down's in this very cyclical industry.
I would not recommend this book to people who are in an organization that are not responsible for the financial mgmt. or profitability. It is primarily for owners & CFO's. Even though my work involves management of field operations & was still able to glean good information and highly recommend this valuable book.
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As a retired construction insurance bonding agent, I wish this book had been available while I was in business; I would have given a copy to every one of my accounts.
The common sense approach and many useful tips Dr. Schliefer outlines will help many contractors from making expensive mistakes. Just as importantly it shows them how to be more profitable in both good and bad times, His ideas on accelerated overhead control are especially germane in these troubling times.
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Concisely written, easy to read guide that puts you inside the mind of the construction executive (and explains what separates success vs failure...with the proof to back it)

Interesting case studies illustrate the key challenges facing construction companies.

And if you have read the original Contractor's Survival Guide...this new book contains A TON of NEW CONTENT that goes above and beyond to offer comprehensive solution strategies for contractors everywhere.
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