Products & Resources for Contractors
Tens of thousands of contractors, remodelers, custom builders, appraisers, adjusters, estimators, architects, engineers and other construction professionals in the United States and Canada rely on Craftsman’s software products, cost data publications, how-to manuals and exam preparation guides.
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A field guide for builders, trade contractors, design professionals, inspectors, and others involved in the design and construction of residential buildings. This portable companion book is based on the 2015 IRC which establishes minimum regulations for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes.In stock$21.95
The complete pricing guide for dwelling reconstruction, repair and remodeling jobs including up-to-date material costs and labor figures, recommended crew sizes, and average production rates. Includes separate listings for high- and low-volume builders, and estimating tips specific to repair and remodeling work to make your bids complete, realistic, and profitable. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.In stock$98.50
CD Estimator puts at your fingertips 85,000 construction costs for new construction, home improvement, remodeling, renovation & insurance repair, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting and concrete & masonry and earthwork and heavy equipment. Also includes Craftsman's National Estimator software for Windows-based devices.In stock$149.50
68th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.In stock
Starting at: $48.75
This book is designed to help a contractor, bookkeeper and their accountant set up and use QuickBooks Desktop specifically for the construction industry. No use re-inventing the wheel, we have used this system with contractors for over 30 years. It works and is now the national standard. By following the steps we outlined in the book you, too, can set up a good system for job costing as well as financial reporting.In stock$68.50
Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.In stock
Starting at: $49.12
Estimating software with all 11 of Craftsman's 2020 cost databases. Includes free tech support and updates for 2020 calendar year. You pay only one low price.In stock$134.99
Current prices and detailed descriptions for hard-to-find items needed on most insurance, repair, remodeling, and renovation jobs. All items include labor, material, and equipment breakouts. Includes many reinstall/salvage cost estimates, hundreds of sample product images and unique architectural items. FREE BONUS: Includes immediate access to the companion software download while your book is in the mail.In stock$99.50
This hand selected group of titles will take you through the initial, critical steps to joining the ranks of successful construction contractors. You can do it, and these books will be your guide.In stock
Starting at: $28.50
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.In stock$295.00
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. This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format..In stock$19.00
Looking for a better way to make a living in construction? Construction consultants are doing that right now. They don't have the headaches common on nearly every project – risk of loss, code compliance, warranty claims, liens, and – always – the need for more capital.
If working as a consulting contractor appeals to you – and if you aren't exactly sure how to do it – consider Paper Contracting. The co-author, William D. Mitchell, has completed over 100 projects as a construction consultant – everything from home remodels under $100 thousand to government projects worth over $100 million.In stock$55.50
Everything you need to start your own construction business: setting up the paperwork, finding the work, advertising, using contracts, dealing with lenders, estimating, scheduling, finding and keeping good employees, keeping the books, and coping with success.
If you're considering starting your own construction business, all the knowledge, tips, and blank forms you need are here.
This e-Book is the download version of the book in text searchable, PDF format..In stock$14.25
This is an encyclopedia of practical fixes for real-world home building and repair problems. Learn the pitfalls, the painless way, and real-world working solutions for the problems every contractor finds in a home building or repair jobsite.In stock$52.50