Best Books for Contractors | Resources from the Experts at Marcotte General Contracting
For the handy homeowner, some jobs don’t require a contractor. However, that can be difficult to determine until you’re in the middle of a project that has become too overwhelming. After years of research and practice, we’ve rounded up some of the best books for contractors that construction contractors like ourselves have used to become experts in our trade. If you think your idea is too difficult to conquer on your own, you can always hire Marcotte General Contracting — your trusted contractors in Dyer, IN.
Our Favorite Resources
When it comes to contracting projects, these are the books we recommend to explain some of the DIY knowledge that contractors can vouch for.
- Building Construction: Project Management, Construction Administration, Drawings, Specs, Detailing Tips, Schedules, Checklists and Secrets Others Don’t Tell You by Gang Chen — This is an excellent resource to show how running a construction business works, how much work is distributed among how many workers, and how to organize a project in a way that helps you get things done in a timely fashion.
- Code Check Complete: An Illustrated Guide to the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes by Redwood Kardon, Douglas Hansen, and Paddy Morrissey — When you’re not a contractor, it can be a real headache making sure that everything you’re working on in your own home is up to code. That’s why this book is so helpful, covering every type of work you could be dreaming up.
- Construction Planning, Equipment, and Management by R.L. Peurifoy: This book starts from the bottom up, detailing what you need to conquer a variety of home projects from materials to equipment, helping you measure what’s in your budget both money and timewise.
Why Hire Marcotte Contractors?
At Marcotte Construction, we work with you closely to provide you with the vision you have for remodeling your home or business. We’re a family-owned operation who prides ourselves on our personal relationships with our customers while delivering quality work with many years of expert knowledge under our belts. We also don’t just serve Dyer, IN — we’ll go anywhere in the country where you have work to be done, and we’re happy to adjust our schedules to accommodate nighttime construction, weekend construction, or work while you’re away.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call or contact us online to see how you can get started on your contracting project today. We’d love to hear your ideas and offer more tips or even schedule a consultation. Give us a call at 219-595-2642, no matter where you are. You’ll find our home office at 15900 W 101st Avenue in Dyer, IN.