Designers Show #14 Meet Michael Stone, Construction Industry Guru

designers show Aug 10, 2020
In this Designers Show, Dan interviews Michael Stone with Construction Programs & Results, Inc. Join us and learn a bit more about how Michael got into this industry and what drives him to continue his quest to help as many people as possible turn their business into a profitable venture. 
Don't be surprised if you learn the simple truths that hold many people back from having a business that they love instead of a job that controls them. 
As Michael always says, "We Like to See the Good Guys Win!"
Introduction and Bio 00:01
Michael's involvement in the construction industry 15:06
How Michael started teaching and coaching 21:07
Michael as an expert witness 25:01
Books on Markup, Estimating and Sales 32:00
Classes that Michael teaches 41:40
Changes are seen in contracting 42:31
The #1 piece of advice for contractors 46:33
The #1 mistake contractors make 47:45
The benefits of a well-written contract 49:42
The current labor shortage 50:25
Michael's proudest achievement 52:49
Final comments "Yeah but..." 55:40



Markup and Profit
A Contractors Guide "Revisited"

This book should be on the desk of
every contractor. It's the construction
industry bible about running a
successful construction company. 

Hard Copy Markup & Profit Book
Audible Audio Markup & Profit Book


Profitable Sales, A Contractor's Guide

Selling profitably in the construction industry
is not an easy prospect. Michael shares
with you what has worked for
him to sell 1,000's of projects.

Hard Copy Profitable Sales Book
Audible Audio Profitable Sales Book



Construction Programs and Results

Check out the great products at
that will help your construction company survive
and thrive in a tough and competitive industry. 

Profitable Estimating Training
Markup Calculator Software
Employee Manual
Fast Track Estimating Software
Lead Carpenter Handbook
Fast Track Proposal Writer
Employee Evaluation System
Subcontractor Manual