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    Randal DeHart

    Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more. Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Check out our Contractor Success Map Podcast on iTunes and Follow Randal on Google+
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    How To Deal With Difficult Employees On The Job Site

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Tue, Apr 09, 2019

    At some point, we probably had similar situations having employees we wonder why we hired them.

    No one feels worse about a bad fit than the contractor when an employee needs to be let go gently or immediately fired. Other times anger is the first emotion when fraud, side jobs or other forms of theft has occurred.

    For the contractor business owner, the work must go on. Schedules need to be kept, and the additional workload falls on someone. That someone could be you, your spouse and/or both of you (who are already overloaded with tasks). Frustration comes from trying to discover quickly and easily what was left undone, what is the most critical, when can it get done, how to get it done and who is the best person to do it (yesterday). 

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    A Busy Contractor’s Guide To Xero

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Tue, Apr 02, 2019

    Although not intentional, this could be considered a part 2 of last Friday’s blog/podcast episode or a continuation post dedicated to all brand-new contractors who just started their own company, to trade professionals who would like to restart their bookkeeping system, or simply to all our valued email subscribers – old and new.

    The time, effort, and money you’ve put through in running your construction business is a testament of your commitment to this industry. So, let me start this guide by telling you to do what you do best and outsource the rest. The “rest” as you know, is where your cash flow and profit depend – construction bookkeeping and accounting.

     

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    Topics: Xero Accounting Online Advisor For Your Constructi, Xero Accounting, construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    Construction Fundamentals: Three Things You Need To Deliberate When Starting A Contracting Company

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Mar 29, 2019

    Would you like to start a construction company but can’t seem to move forward with your plans? There are a number of people who pass advice on how to start a profitable construction company, however, very few have actually done it. Hardly any of the ones that had done so had a clear understanding of where they were making or losing money, some have never gotten past the point of owning a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) into a real company with employees who actually generated more money than they cost starting up.

    I am one of the few that has done it all and hopefully, this article will be of use to you. First, make sure you are open to a Paradigm Shift. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a paradigm shift is an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way.

     

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    Construction Bookkeeping And Accounting - Expectation Vs Reality

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Feb 22, 2019

    Construction Bookkeeping is something you need to understand first, then learn. Over the years, hundreds of people have told us how easy QuickBooks is to use and how hard QuickBooks For Contractors is to use, and that is so true.

    Here is what I see repeated many times among construction companies: You usually hire an “office admin with experience in QuickBooks," ask your spouse or significant other to do it for you, or you try your best and do it yourself. Some would take the time to hire an in-house bookkeeper – not knowing what they need is a Construction Bookkeeper/Accountant.

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    The Home Improvement And Repair Contractor Success M.A.P.

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Feb 08, 2019

    You started your service business doing what you love thinking all you had to do was get good jobs, finish the work promptly, and make a lot of money. Then one day you get a rude awakening that getting jobs done and doing the work was only a small part of being in the home service industry. What started as an adventure turned into something not as fun as you thought it would be. You are now experiencing the challenges of being self-employed: How can I generate more leads? How much should I charge for this job? What can I do to be more productive and increase my profits?

    The secret is in thinking patterns and habits.

    • Success is a few simple disciplines practiced every day
    • Failure is a few errors in judgment repeated every day

    Which goes to show you that almost any home improvement contractor can generate enough cash flow and profits from their business to turn their contracting company from a people-dependent money pit into a process-dependent cash cow, and have the freedom they dreamed of when they started contracting.

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    Corey Philip Home Pro Success Contractor Marketing & Operating Tips

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Oct 12, 2018


    Corey Philip Home Pro Success Podcast Interview Discussing

    Contractor Marketing & Operating Tips

    Corey Phillip of Home Pro Success is a regular guest on Contractor Success M.A.P. Podcast. In this episode he described a lot of tips contractors like you can put in action right now to generate more leads and put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction contracting company.

    These are some of the same tried and true principles and techniques Corey and his team use to build their Gulf Coast Aluminum home services contracting company.

    Randal Interviewed Corey For The Podcast Which You Can Listen To By Clicking On The Link Below:

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    Topics: Contractor Operating Tips

    Corey Philip Home Pro Success The Valve Stem Sales Strategy

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Aug 31, 2018

    The Valve Stem Sales Strategy:
    Close More Sales Using Story & Trust,
    Without Sales Tactics

    Corey Philip of Home Pro Success is a regular guest on Contractor Success M.A.P. Podcast. In this episode he described The Valve Stem Strategy that he and his team use to build their Gulf Coast Aluminum home services contracting company.

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    Topics: Marketing Ideas For Contractors That Work

    Home Pro Success Helps Contractors Generate High Quality Leads

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Jun 15, 2018


    Home Pro Success And How They Help Contractors Generate Leads

    Leads, Leads, and more Leads! That is what contractors want! You post it on hundreds of forums, you talk about at the business network events with your friendly competitors.

    Facebook is one of the hottest places to generate leads for your construction contracting company. It works for Handyman, Trade Contractors, General Contractors, Remodel Contractors, and home builders.

    I had the pleasure to interview Corey Philip, founder of HomeProSuccess and he shared some tips and tricks to help contractor like you get more qualified leads.

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    Topics: Construction Marketing, handyman marketing

    QuickBooks Training For Land Developers And Spec Builders

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Jun 01, 2018


    Using QuickBooks For Your Land Acquisition, Land Development,

    And Spec Home Building Company Looks Simple - But It's Not!

    Many Land Developers and Spec Home Builders set up QuickBooks or hire someone to do it for them, and they do not understand the difference between Construction Accounting and Regular Accounting the results can be disastrous when you need Work-In-Progress, Job Costing, Estimates Vs. Actuals, Profit & Loss, and Balance Sheet Reports that accurately reflect the financial state of your Construction Company.

     

    The last thing you want to do in give your banker or investor a Profit & Loss Report showing your company is losing massive amounts of money simply because QuickBooks was set up wrong for your type of business.

    Knowing how to use Work-In-Progress, Direct and Indirect Construction Costs is key. Understanding Overhead, Other Expenses, and Other Income compounds are also important. Bankers, lenders, investors, construction company owners, and other stakeholders need accurate, timely reports. Proper QuickBooks set up, and Construction Accounting is the foundation to provide them.

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    Topics: Lorman Training,, On Demand Webinar, Audio & Reference Manual, MP3 Download, Land Acquisition, Development, And Spec Home

    Seven Deadly Construction Accounting Mistakes Kill Profit And Growth

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Apr 27, 2018

    "Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Know Your Numbers And Advertise"

     Unfortunately, with everything contractors like you need to do every day including weekend and holidays it’s too easy to let crisp, timely Financial Reports go unread and in some cases, you may not fully understand what they are telling you when you do read them.

     

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    Topics: Profit and Growth Strategies For Contractors

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