Contractor Profitability

Gabor, George
March 2004
Indiana Business Magazine;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p28
Points out that the best thing a construction company can do to increase net income in a very competitive environment is to understand how operations, policies and business practices can affect the bottom line. Strategies for increasing contract revenue; Methods for decreasing cost of construction.


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