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Overview

Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable
Practices into Your Building Operations

Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful Green Builder contains everything needed to get started in the green building business and develop a thriving enterprise.

Successful contractor and bestselling author R. Dodge Woodson explains how to select green building products, understand zoning requirements associated with green building, write winning proposals, find suitable financing, and deal with brokers. He also reviews 20 key mistakes to avoid in building green. Be a Successful Green Builder features:

  • A plain-English guide to developing a lucrative green building enterprise
  • Information on selecting the best green building products
  • Valuable tips on preparing winning bids
  • Step-by-step advice on expanding a green building business

Inside This Hands-on Guide to Profitable Green Building


• Getting Started in Green Building • Setting Up Your Business Structure • 20 Mistakes to Avoid When Becoming a Green Contractor • Matching Green Projects with Suitable Locations • Finding Financing • Working from Home Versus an Office • Building on Speculation • Working with Real Estate Brokers • Selecting Green Building Products • Dealing with Subcontractors • Preparing Winning Bids • Using Sustainable Practices to Make More Money • Growing Your Business • Expanding into Green Land Development to Double Your Money • Landscaping Tips that Sell Houses Fast

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071592611
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson is a successful contractor with 30 years of experience in the construction business. He is the author of numerous bestselling McGraw-Hill titles, including Be a Successful Building Contractor, Third Edition; Be a Successful Residential Land Developer, Second Edition; Be a Successful Remodeling Contractor; and Be a Successful Property Manager
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Business of Green Building
Chapter Two: Setting Up Your Business Structure
Chapter Three: 20 Key Mistakes to Avoid When Becoming a Building Contractor
Chapter Four: Matching Green Projects with Suitable Locations
Chapter Five: Finding Financing the Easy Way
Chapter Six: Working from Home versus Setting Up an Office
Chapter Seven: Building on Speculation—the Risks and the Rewards
Chapter Eight: Working with Real-Estate Brokers
Chapter Nine: Finding and Selecting Green Building Products
Chapter Ten: Dealing with Subcontractors and Suppliers
Chapter Eleven: Preparing Winning Bids
Chapter Twelve: Using Sustainable Building Practices to Make More Money
Chapter Thirteen: Growing Your Business the Smart Way
Chapter Fourteen: Green Land Developing Could Double Your Income
Chapter Fifteen: Green Landscaping Tips That Sell Houses Fast
Appendix 1: Glossary of Green Words and Terms
Appendix 2: Time Saving Tips and Tables for Builders
Index

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