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Lead a 'Best in Class' Construction Biz

Stan is the owner of CompassContractors, specializing in electrical work on office building projects. They primarily work for general contractors as a subcontractor. Stan struggles finding enough time to get everything done and keeping multiple commitments to demanding customers. He finds himself juggling his time between working on bids, estimating, ordering materials, scheduling 25 field workers, making sure the right equipment is on job sites when needed, constant phone calls with foremen asking for advice, and daily job site visits to meet with his foremen and project superintendents. To make matters worse, customers demand he cut prices to win work, cash-flow is tight, his bookkeeper doesn’t get him job cost reports until months after projects are finished, he works over 65 hours per week, and he isn’t making much more money than he pays his top foreman.