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  1. Concrete at Home

    Concrete at Home

    Build artistic custom concrete floors, cabinets, countertops, sinks, dividers, fireplaces, mantlepieces and more. In this four-color book you'll learn how to custom design, pour, finish, and seal one-of-a-kind custom interior and exterior floors.

    Includes information on admixtures, crack control, custom finishes, self-leveling compounds, and reinforcement techniques. Shows how to apply inlays, linework, and stamps and finishes to concrete floors.

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    $32.00

  2. Concrete & Formwork

    Concrete & Formwork

    This practical manual has all the information you need to select and pour the right mix for the job, lay out the structure, choose the right form materials, design and build the forms, and finish and cure the concrete.

    Nearly 100 pages of step-by-step instructions show how to construct and erect most types of site-fabricated wood forms used in residential construction.

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    $17.75

  3. Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster

    Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster

    This practical manual covers every aspect of stucco design, construction and repair. You'll find techniques for attaching stucco to wood frames, steel frames, sheathed material, or masonry. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to install flashing, corner beads, casing beads, control joints, weather-resistant barriers, exterior insulation systems, and one-coat stucco systems.

    FREE BONUS: The book includes a CD-ROM with the complete text in Adobe PDF format, for jobsite reference and quick word search.

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    $49.95

  4. Welding Symbols Quick-Cards

    Welding Symbols Quick-Cards

    This new, 6-page, full-color card quickly covers essential welding symbols used in architectural plans and engineering drawings. Includes several quick lookup tables.

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    $7.95

  5. Shear Walls & Sheathing Lateral Loads Quick-Cards Based on the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)

    Shear Walls & Sheathing Lateral Loads Quick-Cards Based on the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)

    This 6-page card quickly covers the construction essentials you need in loads and shear walls based on the new 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) for loads, shear walls & sheathing. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of framing.

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    $7.95

  6. Residential Wood Framing Construction Quick-Cards Based on the 2015 International Residential Code

    Residential Wood Framing Construction Quick-Cards

    This 6-page laminated card covers the construction essentials for wood framing based on the new 2015 International Residential Code (IRC).

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    $7.95

  7. National Electrical Code (NEC) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Quick-Cards

    National Electrical Code (NEC) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Quick-Cards

    This is a unique quick-reference 6-page guide that provide all the essentials in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems that is needed on a daily basis by electrician and PV installers based on the current 2014 NEC.

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    $7.95

  8. Construction Essentials Lumber Quick-Card 2015

    Construction Essentials Lumber Quick-Card 2015

    This 4-page card quickly covers the construction essentials you need in lumber: the formulas and rules of thumb for calculating dimensions, surface areas, volume, etc. Special sections focus on specific essentials for each area of lumber.

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    $7.95

  9. Residential Construction Foundation Quick-Card 2015 IRC

    Residential Construction Foundation Quick-Card 2015 IRC

    A good building starts with a great foundation! This handy 6-page guide cover the basics of this critical step in residential construction. Great for contractors, property owners... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key building phase.

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    $7.95

  10. Roofing Construction & Estimating Book + eBook (PDF)

    Roofing Construction & Estimating Book + eBook (PDF)

    Installation, repair and estimating for nearly every type of roof covering available today in residential and commercial structures: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles and shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric.

    Over 300 large, clear illustrations help you find the answer to just about all your roofing questions.

    FREE BONUS: Buy the book and get the PDF eBook download immediately while the book is in the mail!

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    $38.00

  11. Commercial Metal Stud Framing eBook (PDF)

    Commercial Metal Stud Framing eBook (PDF)

    Framing commercial jobs can be more lucrative than residential work. But most commercial jobs require some form of metal stud framing. This book teaches step-by-step, with hundreds of job site photos, high-speed metal stud framing in commercial construction.This eBook is the download version of the book in text-searchable, PDF format.

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    $22.50

  12. Drywall Contracting

    Drywall Contracting

    How to set up and operate a drywall contracting business. Here you'll find how to get set up as a drywall contractor, the tools you'll need, how to do the work, and how to estimate and schedule jobs so that you keep the work flowing and the money coming in. How to prevent drywall problems, spot hidden problems before you begin, and how to install and repair drywall in new construction or remodeling work.

    Lists the eight essential steps in making a drywall estimate and includes estimating forms and man-hour tables for your use.

    This book is filled with practical tips, illustrations, pictures, tables and forms to help you build your career as a successful drywall contractor.

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    $34.95

  13. HVAC Tables, Equations & Rules of Thumb Quick-Cards Based on 2015 IMC, ASHRAE & SMACNA

    HVAC Tables, Equations & Rules of Thumb Quick-Cards Based on 2015 IMC, ASHRAE & SMACNA

    This 6-page laminated guide provides the basic numbers, flow rates and formulas the plumber and mechanics needs based on 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), ASHRAE & SMACNA

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    $7.95

  14. The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation

    The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation

    The gold-standard reference for energy conservation. For homeowners, builders, remodelers, architects or anyone with a commitment to reducing energy use, The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation fills the bill and lowers it too! It's the most comprehensive guide to reducing home energy around and the easiest to use.

    A resource for pros and non-pros. Written and illustrated to inform the layperson and the professional, this must-have guide details both low-tech and high-tech ways to cut energy use and create a more efficient home.

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    $29.95

  15. Profit from Building Green

    Profit from Building Green

    Develop an effective green home building business with the NAHB Research Center's resident expert, Jeannie Leggett Sikora. She has combed through hundreds of annual contest entries and talked with past award winners to develop specific examples and tried-and-true techniques to give home builders the inside track to create successful green building practices, from choosing building products through marketing energy efficient houses. Also includes a complete chapter on ideas for marketing energy-and resource-efficient homes.

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    $15.00

  16. OSHA Construction Safety Essentials Quick Cards

    OSHA Construction Safety Essentials Quick Cards

    NEW! This extended, 6-page guide covers the OSHA Construction Safety. Great for contractors,builders architects and engineers... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key in Construction.

    Featured Sections:

    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Construction Site - Fall Protection - Openings
    • Scaffolding Safety
    • Site Safety - Ladders & Stairways
    • Excavation & Trench Safety
    • Electrical Safety
    • Hazard Communication
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    $7.95

  17. Craftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia

    Craftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia Book with CD + eBook (PDF)

    Step-by-step installation advice for just about any residential construction, remodeling, or repair task you're likely to face. Written in clear, everyday English with illustrations and diagrams that show how to build or install each part of the job. There's even a manhour table for each item covered so you'll know how long they should take. Includes a CD-ROM in PDF format with all the material in the book.

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    $65.00

  18. Construction Inspection Manual, Eighth Edition

    Construction Inspection Manual, Eighth Edition

    This extensively revised and updated eighth edition is updated with detailed testing procedures, and inspection checklists covering everything from sitework and earthwork to finishes and electrical installations.

    This book represents the standard in inspection procedures on all types of construction work. It was written to achieve a consensus among owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and construction inspectors as to the best methods and practices.

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    $76.95

  19. Ceramic Tile Essentials Quick Cards

    Ceramic Tile Essentials Quick Cards

    This extended, 6-page laminated card, covers the essentials of ceramic tile. Great for contractors, builders, architects and engineers... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key in Construction.

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    $7.95

  20. Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction

    Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction

    Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report. You'll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems.

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    $49.95

  21. Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

    Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

    New building products are coming out almost every week. Some of them may become new standards, as sheetrock replaced lath and plaster some years ago. Others are little more than a gimmick. In this book, you'll find materials for almost all areas of constructing a house, from the ground up. For each product described, you'll learn where you can get it, where to use it, what benefits it provides, any disadvantages, and how to install it -- including tips from the author. And to help you price your jobs, each description ends with manhours – for both the first time you install it, and after you've done it a few times.

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    Regular Price: $34.75

    Special Price $17.38


  22. BNI Construction Dictionary: Pocket Edition

    BNI Construction Dictionary: Pocket Edition

    This handy reference fits perfectly in your pocket and yet offers extensive coverage of construction terms. If you're looking for a good construction dictionary that's portable, this is it!

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    $15.95

  23. Blueprint Reading for the Building Trades

    Blueprint Reading for the Building Trades - 25% DISCOUNT, SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, LIMITED SUPPLY

    25% DISCOUNT, SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, LIMITED SUPPLY - How to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. Includes layouts of structural, mechanical, HVAC and electrical drawings. Shows how to interpret sectional views, follow diagrams and schematics, and covers common problems with construction specifications.

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    Regular Price: $16.75

    Special Price $12.56


  24. Basic Engineering for Builders - 8th Printing Book + eBook (PDF)

    Basic Engineering for Builders - 8th Printing Book + eBook (PDF)

    If you've ever been stumped by an engineering problem on the job, yet wanted to avoid the expense of hiring a qualified engineer, you should have this book. Here you'll find engineering principles explained in non-technical language and practical methods for applying them on the job. You'll be able to understand engineering functions in the plans and how to meet the requirements, how to get permits issued without the help of an engineer, and anticipate requirements for concrete, steel, wood and masonry. See why you sometimes have to hire an engineer and what you can undertake yourself: surveying, concrete, lumber loads and stresses, steel, masonry, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

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    $39.50

  25. Drafting House Plans

    Drafting House Plans

    Draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, or an additional to an existing house even if you've never had drafting or design experience.

    This complete guide to drawing home plans walks you through the process of developed a complete set of plans: visualizing spatial relationships, using standard architectural scales and symbols, sketching preliminary drawings, developing a detailed floor plan and exterior elevations, and preparing a final plot plan.

    Covers pertinent code requirements.

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    $34.95

  26. JLC Construction Tips & Techniques

    JLC Construction Tips & Techniques

    More than 300 tough contractor questions, in a Q & A format, with straightforward answers and effective solutions from the construction industry's leading experts.

    You'll find questions and answers on all aspects of residential building and remodeling problems: foundations and site work, framing, roofing, exteriors, plumbing and electrical, thermal and moisture control, HVAC and interiors.

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    $32.50

  27. Drywall Essentials Quick Cards

    Drywall Essentials Quick Cards

    NEW! This extended, 6-page guide covers the basics of the Drywall. Great for contractors, property owners... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key building phase.

    Featured Sections:

    • Types of Drywall
    • Drywall Fasteners
    • Hanging & Fastening Drywall
    • Measuring & Cutting Drywall
    • Taping & Finishing Drywall
    • Sound Insulation
    • Fire Resistance
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    $7.95

  28. Drywall Revised & Updated, 4th Edition With DVD

    Drywall Revised & Updated, 4th Edition With DVD

    In this colorful, informative book you'll find everything you've ever wanted to know about drywall installation. Includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for elaborate hanging techniques like off-angle corners, curved walls and barrel ceilings, archways, butted seams, bullnose corners, butting drywall to different surfaces, multilayered applications, cement board, and control joints.

    This 4th edition includes a new chapter on sound-deadening materials for soundproofing you can apply to any room.

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    $21.95

  29. E-Z Square

    E-Z Square

    This round, plastic computer is designed to help you save time in calculating diagonal dimensions in laying out excavations, footings, foundations, forms, walls, and plates.

    It also computes brick and block quantities for any known wall area and cubic yardage for excavating. It reads like a carpenter's rule and is an invaluable time saver in layout work.

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    $9.25

  30. Fences & Retaining Walls

    Fences & Retaining Walls

    Everything you need to know to run a profitable business in fence and retaining wall contracting. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details.

    How to build retaining and rock walls. How to get your business off to the right start, keep the books, and estimate accurately. The book even includes a chapter on contractor's math.

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    Regular Price: $36.00

    Special Price $18.00


  31. Green From The Ground Up

    Green From The Ground Up

    Green construction is the building trend of the decade – and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Here you'll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel.

    You'll find details for planning, material selection, energy efficiency and indoor air quality – detailing every step in design and construction, from framing to finishes. This is a must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive and offer their customers the latest ideas for energy efficiency.

    Filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green – including, foundations, framing, roofs and attics, doors and windows, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding and decking, ventilation, solar energy, interior finishes, landscaping, and more. Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission.

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    $24.95

  32. Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 1

    Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 1

    Volume 1: Everything you need to know to start and run your construction business; the pros and cons of each type of contracting, the records you'll need to keep, and how to read and understand house plans and specs so you find any problems before the actual work begins.

    All aspects of construction are covered in detail, including all-weather wood foundations, practical math for the job site, and elementary surveying.

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    $32.75

  33. Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 2

    Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol. 2

    Volume 2: Everything you need to know to keep your construction business profitable, including estimating methods, controlling costs, concrete, masonry, rough carpentry, roof covering, insulation, doors and windows, exterior finishes, specialty finishes, scheduling, managing workers, marketing, spec building and land development.

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    $33.75

  34. Insurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to Success Book + eBook

    Insurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to Success Book + eBook (PDF)

    This is the first complete manual designed to help you start and succeed with your own insurance restoration company. Written in easy-to-read language by an author with decades of restoration and writing experience, it's filled with real-world stories and practical tips.Includes fire repairs, restorative drying methods, contents handling and mold remediation techniques and much more. FREE BONUS: Buy the book and get the PDF eBook download immediately while the book is in the mail!

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    $69.00

  35. Construction Contract Writer - All States Edition Download - plus FREE backup disc

    Construction Contract Writer - All States Edition Download - plus FREE backup disc

    Writing contracts that comply with law in your state isn't easy. A contract that doesn't comply could leave you with no way to collect.

    Construction Contract Writer - All States Edition has you covered for all of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. You don't need any legal experience -- just answer the program's interview questions. And if you get stuck, click the "Get Help From an Attorney" button. You'll have an answer in 24 hours. No charge. No limit.

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    $295.00

  36. Construction Contract Writer - Montana Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Montana Edition Download with Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're a Montana construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Montana construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Montana contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Montana and federal law.

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    $149.95

  37. Construction Contract Writer - Montana Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Montana Edition Download

    If you're a Montana construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Montana construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Montana contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Montana and federal law.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  38. Construction Contract Writer - Wyoming Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Wyoming Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're a Wyoming construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Wyoming construction contracts. Construction Contract Writer makes it easy to draft enforceable Wyoming contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid penalties imposed by Wyoming and federal law. For Windows PC computers.

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    $149.95

  39. Construction Contract Writer - Wyoming Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Wyoming Edition Download

    If you're a Wyoming construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Wyoming construction contracts. Construction Contract Writer makes it easy to draft enforceable Wyoming contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid penalties imposed by Wyoming and federal law. For Windows PC computers.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  40. Construction Contract Writer - North Dakota Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - North Dakota Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're a North Dakota construction contractor, you need to be good at writing North Dakota construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable North Dakota contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by North Dakota and federal law.

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    $149.95

  41. Construction Contract Writer - North Dakota Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - North Dakota Edition Download

    If you're a North Dakota construction contractor, you need to be good at writing North Dakota construction contracts. Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable North Dakota contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by North Dakota and federal law.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  42. Construction Contract Writer - South Dakota Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - South Dakota Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're a South Dakota construction contractor, you need to be good at writing South Dakota construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable South Dakota contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by South Dakota and federal law.

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    $149.95

  43. Construction Contract Writer - South Dakota Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - South Dakota Edition Download

    If you're a South Dakota construction contractor, you need to be good at writing South Dakota construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable South Dakota contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by South Dakota and federal law.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  44. Construction Contract Writer - Missouri Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Missouri Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're a Missouri construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Missouri construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Missouri contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Missouri and federal law.

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    $149.95

  45. Construction Contract Writer - Missouri Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Missouri Edition Download

    If you're a Missouri construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Missouri construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Missouri contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Missouri and federal law.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  46. Construction Contract Writer - Minnesota Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Minnesota Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're a Minnesota construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Minnesota construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Minnesota contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Minnesota and federal law.

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    $149.95

  47. Construction Contract Writer - Minnesota Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Minnesota Edition Download

    If you're a Minnesota construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Minnesota construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Minnesota contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Minnesota and federal law.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  48. Construction Contract Writer - Iowa Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Iowa Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're an Iowa construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Iowa construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Iowa contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Iowa and federal law.

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    $149.95

  49. Construction Contract Writer - Iowa Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Iowa Edition Download

    If you're an Iowa construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Iowa construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Iowa contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Iowa and federal law.

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    Starting at: $119.95


  50. Construction Contract Writer - Wisconsin Edition Download

    Construction Contract Writer - Wisconsin Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates

    If you're an Wisconsin construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Wisconsin construction contracts.
    Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Wisconsin contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Wisconsin and federal law.

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    $149.95

   

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