Home Improvement Contractor, Hanover County Virginia
"I found your how to video on YouTube and really like how you have it set up and appreciate the pointers you had to offer. Tired of these customers constantly changing stuff on us and creating delays or extra work. I need to start being compensated for my time, but want to make sure I am doing it the right way. Thank you for your assistance."
We sincerely thank him for his kind words and we really appreciate that he took the time and effort spent to send a note and be interviewed over the phone for this article.
Construction Change Order Video
This video shows you step by step the Fast Easy Accounting way to work with your Free Construction Change Order Form.
We certainly hope this will help you increase construction sales and bottom line profit by getting paid for all the extra work you are doing.
Contractors are our heroes so we want to help you achieve your definition of success and enjoy a rewarding and full life!
During a short phone interview with me he shared his story of how this change order template helped him sell new work and get a check today! He must have read our article on Contractors Are Not Bankers!
He found the same thing most contractors have learned about how “Change Orders” become favors! Why, because by the end of the job he had forgotten all of the things he did that were not part of the original Scope of Work and since he wasn’t clear with the customer about paying for those "Minor Changes" they ended up costing him time, money and profit.
He said after watching the video he downloaded the FREE Change Order Template Click Here for a Free copy of it.
Since it is built on Excel he said it was easy to insert his company letterhead, customize it with a few additional lines for description and save it to his desktop.
He Printed Some Copies And Put Then In The Job Folder
Today his customer asked about some changes that she was thinking about doing in the future. They discussed it and between them they decided that it the most economical to do the additional changes now.
Remembering the “Brand New Change Order Form” in his Job Folder he filled one out, explained the additional time and material involved to make the change…the customer agreed it was quite a lot to make the changes she wanted; however, she wanted it done so she happily went and got her checkbook and wrote a check for the change order.
This customer is truly one of his Top 20% that he needs to stay in contact with and become her contractor / handyman / remodeler and referral service for everything she needs to maintain her home.
Have Your Customers Started A Conversation With:
While you are here anyway...
That Should Be Included...
Since It's Open Anyway...
You Get It Wholesale...
It's A Small Change...
While We're At It...
It's Easy For You...
I Have An Idea...
I Need A Favor...
If you answered yes here is the good news. People love to buy things and all you have to do is be easy to do business with by keeping your attitude positive. One of the best ways to keep your attitude positive is knowing and applying the 80-20 Rule For Contractors which can help keep more cash flowing into your company than is flowing out.
The 80 20 Rule
For those of you with wives and families let me share this thought from someone who understands what it was like being married to a contractor "Happy Wife, Happy Life" and one of the things that makes wives happy is having money for food, clothing, shelter, retirement and something left over for travel and entertainment. I leave you with one final thought:
You Are A Contractor
You Bring Value To Other People's Lives
You Deserve To Be Paid For You Work
You Deserve To Be Wealthy
QuickBooks Expert Specializing In Construction Bookkeeping Services
About The Author:
Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/sharie-dehart/