Construction Profits [Income - COGS - Expenses] = Profit

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Let's Get Some Answers - Contractors and sub-contractors know there is more to profits than what is shown above and most of you rely on your "gut feel" to know when project has made a profit or not.

Most contractors add a 5%-25% profit margin to their estimated costs to arrive at a final bid price which means a minor increase in any of the big four Labor, Material, Other Costs and

Subcontractors can have a huge negative impact on your QuickBooks For Contractors Job Profitability Reports.

For contractors not familiar with income and expenses flow for a typical mid-size construction job, consider the following general example.

Example Job 1001

  • Bid Price = $60,000

  • Three Monthly Payments $20,000 Each

  • Job Costs Are Heaviest In Month One And Get Lighter Month Two And Three

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Let's Get Some Answers - Contractors and sub-contractors know there is more to profits than what is shown above and most of you rely on your "gut feel" to know when project has made a profit or not.

Most contractors add a 5%-25% profit margin to their estimated costs to arrive at a final bid price which means a minor increase in any of the big four Labor, Material, Other Costs and Subcontractors can have a huge negative impact on your QuickBooks For Contractors Job Profitability Reports.

For anyone who is not familiar with how income and expenses flow for a mid-size construction job, consider the following general example.

Example Job 1001

  • Bid Price = $60,000

  • Three Monthly Payments $20,000 Each

  • Job Costs Are Heaviest In Month One And Get Lighter Month Two And Three

Month 1: Materials, labor and G&A expenses are paid by the contractor but only part of the contract amount (draws) has been collected to offset the expenses. At the end of month 1, the project shows a loss.

Fast Easy Accounting 206-361-3950 Construction Company Profit Easy Definition Example Job 1001 Month One

 

Month 2: Labor, materials, G&A (overhead) are expensed by the contractor for Month 2, but no payments (draws) are still behind the job costs for Month 2. At the end of Month 2 the project still shows a loss.

Fast Easy Accounting 206-361-3950 Construction Company Profit Easy Definition Example Job 1001 Month Two

 

Month 3: The project is finished and the balance of the project is paid in full. At the end of Month 3, the project starts to show a profit.

Fast Easy Accounting 206-361-3950 Construction Company Profit Easy Definition Example Job 1001 Month three

Net Result: Gross Profit on the job is $5,000 at the end of Month 3

Fast Easy Accounting 206 361 3950 Construction Company Example Job 1001 Profit

 

There Are More details regarding opportunity costs including why two contractors can do the same job and have the same expenses yet one contractor will earn more profit than the other one due to differences in Construction Company Business Process Management Strategy.

The Short Video Below Shows A Sample Of It

With Bonus Material On Cash Flow

 

Without proper tracking and matching of income and expenses, most construction companies never know if they made a profit until the job is over.

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