Estimating: How We Determine Costs

Source: Kyle Hogue, RAWSO Constructors
Estimating is a crucial process. If we don’t do it correctly, we won’t make money as a company. Proper estimating helps us set the right prices for our services, and even a seemingly small error could cost us thousands of dollars.
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How Hard Is It to Learn How to Operate Machinery?

Source: Dylan Stephens, RAWSO Constructors
Every once in awhile in the construction industry, we’ll have a guy walk in on his first day on the job and ask when he’s going to get to try operating equipment. It seems like some people think we hand out seat time like candy, and that you don’t have to earn the opportunity. Apparently, it’s a more common misconception than we thought!
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What We Would Do Differently If We Started RAWSO Again

Source: Dylan Stephens, RAWSO Constructors
One of the most challenging parts of running a business is being able to admit when you’ve made a mistake. Since we started RAWSO in 2012, we’ve learned many lessons — some from doing things the right way, and some from doing things the wrong way. Instead of being too proud to reflect on our mistakes, our perspective is that we need to learn from them in order to avoid errors down the line.
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