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The Elements of Building is about the business of residential construction. It is a must-have resource for new and seasoned builders. With 40 years of experience in the trade, the author details the skills and wisdom needed to establish and run a successful construction company. This invaluable handbook offers insightful guidance on hiring and working with employees and subcontractors; choosing and working with clients; estimating and bidding; managing money and marketing; and much more. A tradesman with forty-plus years of experience said of The Elements of Building: “This book should be required reading for every builder and tradesmen in America.” Another said: “Practical, direct, no-nonsense. Wish I’d had this when I was starting out. . . It is a very good book.