The Master's Guide to Homebuilding (Paperback)

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The Master's Guide to Homebuilding (Paperback)

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This is the only book in the country that teaches you how to pre-plan, organize, supervise, and manage an entire homebuilding operation. The book was written as seen through the eyes of a master builder. Many well intentioned people, professional and novice alike, fail in the attempt of homebuilding. The main reason for this failure is not having the correct information in your hands that could keep you out of trouble in a timely manner. Remember this: a little bit of knowledge can be very risky but a lot of knowledge is very rewarding. This book is generally for three groups of people. The first group are folks that are already in the homebuilding business. Maybe they are new to the business and want to add to what they already know. They could be construction superintendents who work for homebuilders and want to hone their skills. They may decide someday to get into the business themselves. The second group with interest are those that want to get into the business. Maybe they've nibbled around the edges of homebuilding but yearned for a good source of fundamental information to give them the confidence they needed in order to make this life altering committment. The third group are folks that definitely need this book are those individuals that want to be the builder to build their own home. They want the home built their way. They want to experience first hand what it's like to be responsible for the entire project. Maybe they don't want to be the builder but they want to be educated on how a good home is supposed to be built. They will use this information to make sure that their builder does what they are supposed to do. They will not be able to be taken advantage of by the builder. All processes of building a home are layed out step by step and include the following: Pre-planning and organization Designing and blueprints Formulating construction costs and budgets Formulating specifications and contracts How to find and pay contractors How to supervise all of the work There is absolutely no reason why your homebuilding experience can't be successful. There is absolutely no excuse for not having "The Master's Guide to Homebuilding" with you at all times. This is that one homebuilding source that will keep your buns out of the fire. I will meet you at the end of your book reading journey. S. Earl Thompson.
S Earl Thompson has been in the homebuilding and construction business since 1969. Sandy is a master homebuilder and teaches homebuilding at Lone Star College in Houston Texas. Sandy has decades of homebuilding experience. "I still enjoy building homes and want to see homes built to the highest standards." Sandy believes that homes should be built to withstand the test of time, be as maintenance free as possible, and be energy efficient. When he is not building and teaching, Sandy enjoys golfing and has a couple of holes-in-one to his credit. His other passion is salt water fishing. Of course, living on the Gulf coast affords him some of the very best fishing available in the country. Sandy wants to share his homebuilding knowledge with you and others that want the best homebuilding information available.
Product Details ISBN: 9780615579504
ISBN-10: 0615579507
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 14th, 2012
Pages: 478
Language: English