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History of Dan Baumann and Chief Experts Academy

miscellaneous Dec 21, 2017

Here is a bit about my work history. 

Believe me, I know that running a design and remodeling business is a lot of work. At ChiefExperts...

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How Much Do You Mark Up Your Remodeling Costs?

financial Dec 21, 2017

If you’re in the building industry, you’re faced with this question at the start of every new project: How much should I mark this up?...

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How to Easily Display Your Chief Architect 3D Models on Your Website

chief architect Dec 21, 2017

If you use Chief Architect, I’ve got some exciting news for you! I’ve discovered a way to easily display your 3D building models on...

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How To Get Your Design-Build Clients To Like You

sales and marketing Dec 21, 2017

Before I started charging for my design services I was working on so many plans and estimates that there was never time to sit down and collaborate...

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I Don't Work For Free, Put Up Or Shut Up

In my previous post, “Stop giving free plans and estimates”, I outlined how I had discovered that people were, in fact, willing to pay...

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Stop Giving Free Plans and Estimates

financial Dec 21, 2017

I’ve been in the construction industry for 40 years, and some things never change.


Prices go up, recessions come and go, and contractors are...

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What's Your Favorite Software?

technology Dec 21, 2017

Without a doubt, my favorite software is Chief Architect. I’ve made a lot of money using this amazing program.


But… there is a...

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The Surprising Thing Designers Are Still Doing Wrong

business Dec 21, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me the number of designers that continue to do inaccurate and incomplete as-built drawings.


Imagine this: Your carpenters...

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Chief Architect Premier versus Home Designer Pro

I often get asked which Chief Architect program is better for drawing plans:  Home Designer Pro or the more expensive Chief Architect Premier?...

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How to Make Sauerkraut & Dumplings with Linda Erlandson (Baumann)

miscellaneous Sep 09, 2017
 
This meal has always been a family favorite

It's a joy to be able to share this Baumann family favorite recipe of sauerkraut, spareribs, pork...

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