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BuildBook Live: Year-End Product Webinar
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BuildBook Live: Year-End Product Webinar

Watch our in-depth tour of all of the new features and upgrades BuildBook has released in 2023.

BuildBook Team

January 24, 2024

BuildBook Product Update - Winter Edition
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BuildBook Product Update - Winter Edition

Our final release of 2023 is now available inside BuildBook 👀

BuildBook Team

December 6, 2023

Construction Business Cards: Everything you need to know
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Construction Business Cards: Everything you need to know

Learn why business cards are still important for your construction business and discover the key components that will help you truly stand out.

BuildBook Team

October 23, 2023

The Complete Guide to Google Ads for Contractors
How-To
The Complete Guide to Google Ads for Contractors

Discover everything you need to know to create successful Google Ad campaigns for your business with this helpful guide for home builders, remodelers, & contractors.

BuildBook Team

October 11, 2023

BuildBook Live: Fall Product Update
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BuildBook Live: Fall Product Update

Watch our in-depth tour of all of the new features and upgrades BuildBook has released all summer long!

BuildBook Team

October 9, 2023

How to Value a Construction Business (with a Free Valuation Calculator)
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How to Value a Construction Business (with a Free Valuation Calculator)

Learn how to calculate the value of your construction business and which factors can increase how much it is worth

BuildBook Team

August 29, 2023

How to Train Employees to Use Construction Management Software
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How to Train Employees to Use Construction Management Software

Here are 12 steps to get your team trained and all using the construction software you use to manage projects

BuildBook Team

August 22, 2023

Four free construction project management templates
How-To
Four free construction project management templates

Discover the four best free construction project management templates that you can download and start using immediately

BuildBook Team

August 15, 2023

BuildBook Live: Mid-Year Product Update (Video)
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BuildBook Live: Mid-Year Product Update (Video)

Watch our in-depth tour of all of the new features and upgrades BuildBook has released in the first half of 2023!

BuildBook Team

July 7, 2023

What is Construction Task Management Software?
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What is Construction Task Management Software?

Learn what construction task management software is and how it can benefit your business. Discover which features to look for and the best task management software options available.

BuildBook Team

July 3, 2023

The Best Construction Scheduling Software of 2023
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The Best Construction Scheduling Software of 2023

Discover the 15 benefits of the best construction scheduling software available in 2023

BuildBook Team

June 5, 2023

What is Construction Estimating Software?
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What is Construction Estimating Software?

Construction estimating software is an application specifically designed to streamline the estimating process for construction projects.

BuildBook Team

May 30, 2023

BuildBook's second upgrade of 2023
Product
BuildBook's second upgrade of 2023

Our second big release of 2023 is now available inside BuildBook 👀

BuildBook Team

May 23, 2023

Remodeling Contractor Profit Margins Explained
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Remodeling Contractor Profit Margins Explained

Discover the average profit margin of residential remodeling and tips for maximizing profit on every project

BuildBook Team

May 24, 2023

What is a takeoff in construction?
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What is a takeoff in construction?

Learn how to create a construction takeoff, what to include in a takeoff, why takeoffs are important, and why takeoffs are crucial for an accurate project budget.

BuildBook Team

May 1, 2023

Major upgrades including expense tracking, templates, cost codes, and more
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Major upgrades including expense tracking, templates, cost codes, and more

We're so excited to announce our first major upgrade of 2023 — and it's only March! 😎

BuildBook Team

March 17, 2023

What is Construction Scheduling Software?
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What is Construction Scheduling Software?

Construction scheduling software is a digital program used to plan, manage, and track jobsite progress in real-time.

BuildBook Team

February 22, 2023

The BuildBook Crew hits Vegas for IBS 2023
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The BuildBook Crew hits Vegas for IBS 2023

Live demos, new features, free swag, raffles, and more from BuildBook at IBS 2023

BuildBook Team

January 26, 2023

Understanding Construction Bids, Estimates, and Proposals (with templates)
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Understanding Construction Bids, Estimates, and Proposals (with templates)

Learn the difference between construction bids, estimates, and proposals. Plus, when to use and how to create each one.

BuildBook Team

December 21, 2022

A Guide to Understanding RFIs in Construction
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A Guide to Understanding RFIs in Construction

Learn what construction RFIs are, how they work, and the best practices for requesting and responding to them.

BuildBook Team

December 8, 2022

How Much Can You Charge as a Residential Construction Contractor
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How Much Can You Charge as a Residential Construction Contractor

Learn how much you should charge per hour as a general contractor, subcontractor, or handyman

BuildBook Team

December 2, 2022

Top 17 Benefits of Construction Management Software
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Top 17 Benefits of Construction Management Software

Discover the 17 biggest benefits of using construction management software for your projects and business

BuildBook Team

November 30, 2022

6 associations every home builder and remodeler should join
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6 associations every home builder and remodeler should join

Here are six of the best associations for home builders and remodelers looking to access educational resources, opportunities, and more.

BuildBook Team

November 21, 2022

How to calculate construction loans
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How to calculate construction loans

Construction loans consist of short-term loans that have adjustable interest rates. Learn more about how to calculate the cost of construction loans and how they work.

BuildBook Team

November 15, 2022

What is the Average Salary of a Residential Remodeler
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What is the Average Salary of a Residential Remodeler

Learn how much a residential subcontractor in the U.S. makes per year based on their location and how they maximize their salary.

BuildBook Team

October 19, 2022

What is the Average Salary of a Subcontractor?
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What is the Average Salary of a Subcontractor?

Learn how much a residential subcontractor in the U.S. makes per year based on their location and how they maximize their salary.

BuildBook Team

September 26, 2022

How to Respond to Negative Reviews (+ Examples)
How-To
How to Respond to Negative Reviews (+ Examples)

Here are the best ways to respond to negative reviews to ensure your construction business's reputation isn't damaged.

BuildBook Team

September 23, 2022

Home Depot Pro Desk vs. Lowe’s Pro Desk vs. Floor & Decor Pro
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Home Depot Pro Desk vs. Lowe’s Pro Desk vs. Floor & Decor Pro

Deciding between Home Depot Pro Desk, Lowes Pro MVP Rewards, and Floor & Decor ProPremiere Rewards? Here's our full comparison of each service.

BuildBook Team

September 16, 2022

How to Make & Share a Time-Lapse Video of Your Project’s Progress (With Inspiration!)
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How to Make & Share a Time-Lapse Video of Your Project’s Progress (With Inspiration!)

To make a time-lapse video of your project's progress, you'll first need to determine what equipment you'll be using and the appropriate settings.

BuildBook Team

September 1, 2022

The Value of Using a Construction Estimate Checklist (Free Template)
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The Value of Using a Construction Estimate Checklist (Free Template)

Learn how to create and use a construction estimate checklist to prevent costly bidding mistakes

BuildBook Team

August 15, 2022

How To Retain Your Skilled Employees: Ideas to Keep Them Loyal
How-To
How To Retain Your Skilled Employees: Ideas to Keep Them Loyal

The top tactics and ideas for construction companies to build loyalty and retain their most skilled employees

BuildBook Team

August 10, 2022

How to Create a Scope of Work (Free Template Included)
How-To
How to Create a Scope of Work (Free Template Included)

What is a scope of work? Here's everything you need to know along with how to create them for residential construction projects.

BuildBook Team

August 4, 2022

How to Hire and Retain Good Subcontractors (and Spotting Who to Avoid)
How-To
How to Hire and Retain Good Subcontractors (and Spotting Who to Avoid)

A blueprint for builders on how to negotiate and maintain a successful relationship with subcontrators

BuildBook Team

August 1, 2022

Employees or subcontractors. Which are better for home builders and remodelers?
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Employees or subcontractors. Which are better for home builders and remodelers?

Should you hire employees or subcontractors? Discover the pros and cons of each along with the data to help you determine which one is better for your business.

BuildBook Team

July 21, 2022

Subcontractor Agreements 101
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Subcontractor Agreements 101

Learn what a subcontractor agreement is, what it does, and why successful contractors use them to protect their business

BuildBook Team

July 12, 2022

Home Builder Profit Margins Explained
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Home Builder Profit Margins Explained

Discover the typical profit margin of a custom home builder and which stages of construction drive the most profit

BuildBook Team

June 30, 2022

How to Make $1,000,000 as a Residential Remodeler
How-To
How to Make $1,000,000 as a Residential Remodeler

A blueprint for building a million-dollar residential remodeling company

BuildBook Team

June 22, 2022

How to Create a Winning Construction Proposal
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How to Create a Winning Construction Proposal

A builders guide to creating a residential construction proposal that wins more projects with higher profits

BuildBook Team

June 15, 2022

Best Construction Management Software Guide
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Best Construction Management Software Guide

A step-by-step guide to finding and choosing the best construction management software for your business

BuildBook Team

April 25, 2022

Join BuildBook at IBS 2022!
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Join BuildBook at IBS 2022!

Live demos, new features, free swag, engaging speakers, and more from BuildBook at IBS 2022

BuildBook Team

February 4, 2022

5 Free Construction Scheduling Templates
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5 Free Construction Scheduling Templates

Want to create a schedule for your construction project? Here are the 5 best construction schedule templates you can use for free.

BuildBook Team

January 12, 2022

BuildBook’s Most Powerful Year Yet
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BuildBook’s Most Powerful Year Yet

As we reflect on 2021, we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the number of game-changing enhancements we made to the BuildBook platform over the last 12 months!

BuildBook Team

December 30, 2021

Supporting Small Construction Businesses — Together
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Supporting Small Construction Businesses — Together

Ring’s End and BuildBook have teamed up to help home builders and remodelers run better projects and grow their business

BuildBook Team

November 19, 2021

The Top 10 TikTok Channels for Construction Pros
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The Top 10 TikTok Channels for Construction Pros

2022 TikTok guide for home builders and remodelers: who to follow and why it's important for your construction business

BuildBook Team

November 11, 2021

The Top 15 YouTube Channels For Builders and Remodelers
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The Top 15 YouTube Channels For Builders and Remodelers

The ultimate YouTube channel guide for the best construction content for professional builders and remodelers

BuildBook Team

October 29, 2021

What is Construction Management?
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What is Construction Management?

Construction management is professionally and effectively managing all aspects of a construction project on behalf of the project’s key stakeholders.

BuildBook Team

October 21, 2021

A Guide to Understanding Construction Calculators and Calculations
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A Guide to Understanding Construction Calculators and Calculations

Learn about the most common construction calculations and what construction calculators you should use to solve them

BuildBook Team

October 4, 2021

Construction Change Orders 101
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Construction Change Orders 101

Everything you need to know about how to create, manage, and invoice construction change orders

BuildBook Team

September 23, 2021

Client Management for Construction - 7 Steps to Avoid Confusion and Conflict
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Client Management for Construction - 7 Steps to Avoid Confusion and Conflict

Learn the best strategies for managing your client communications before, during, and after a construction project to avoid confusion and conflict

BuildBook Team

September 15, 2021

Construction Scheduling: The Secret to Finishing Projects On Time and On Budget
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Construction Scheduling: The Secret to Finishing Projects On Time and On Budget

The essential guide to understanding and creating construction schedules and the benefits of using construction scheduling software

BuildBook Team

August 31, 2021

Construction Budget 101: Everything You Need to Know
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Construction Budget 101: Everything You Need to Know

Learn how to prepare a construction budget, why they are important, what costs to include, and the common mistakes to avoid.

BuildBook Team

August 25, 2021

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