Why It's Different

Working With Your Contractor is not your typical guide to construction- here's how it differs to help you through whatever size of project you're embarking on:

  • Web Site for Book Owners: In addition to getting a physical book in hand with your purchase, you also gain exclusive access to the book's Webpendix(TM), a private web site that features web support
    and companion materials-- a wealth of usable information so that you can easily browse through the information. Download forms, specs, lists, tips, etc. that you can use as-is or customize for your particular need. Copying (for your own non-commercial usage) is encouraged! Hundreds of pages of materials are available to book owners via a password supplied with the book. It will be continually updated so you can have the benefit of the latest information.
  • Entire Project Overview: The approach for this book is that of an overview of the entire project. After reading this book, you will have the information as if you'd already been through a construction project, but having the benefit of hindsight.
  • Nuts & Bolts: Not only does the book provide you with the big-picture overview of contracting, it also supplies detailed procedures, forms, and contracts to give you a solid foundation and clarity on what to expect from and how to deal with your contractor professionals. This book is your personal coach ready to lead you through all the nooks and crannies.
  • Working "with" point of view: The author shares with you a team-effort point of view that has proven effective for all types of projects. You will see the importance of everyone interacting as a unit to achieve a common goal. This is a more contemporary project management approach as opposed to the traditional strategy of "hiring" a contractor.
  • Author's Background: Blaine Bershad has based this book on years of practical experience from the perspectives as a Contractor, Architect, and Home Owner
In the future- Companion Books:
This book is the first in a series of four:
  • Designing For Yourself
  • Working With A Design Professional
  • Understanding Construction
You will be the first to know when these companion books are available and will have the opportunity to own them at a reduced price.


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