I’m looking for any helpfull hints out there from anyone. I have been in this buisness for a long time and my biggest problem over the years has nothing to do with the hands on work of building houses, but in the efficient scheduling and organizing of the projects. I’m the first to admit I’m a very unorganized person and I need to change my current methods. I’m wondering what types of things you guys are doing, such as software, charts, day planners, etc. Also any books that you may have read on the subject that impressed you.
Part of my problem is I still spend a fair amount of time in the field working, both overseeing my jobs and doing some of the hands on carpentry and cabinet work. We usually have anywheres from 1-4 houses in progress, along with some other smaller jobs and the occasional commercial project. I do spend a fair amount of time on the cell phone trying to keep on top of things. I am considering hiring some part time help to do some of the simpler tasks and act as a gopher to try and free my time up.
Any comments welcome.