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Organize With Best Practices

A well-run business is like a well-oiled machine, with each component working together seamlessly to achieve the company's objectives. However, in reality, businesses often face a variety of challenges that can impede their progress.

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Business Management

Organize With Best Practices

A well-run business is like a well-oiled machine, with each component working together seamlessly to achieve the company's objectives. However, in reality, businesses often face a variety of challenges that can impede their progress. Whether it's a lack of clarity about the company's goals, inefficient processes, or poorly coordinated team members, these challenges can quickly lead to frustration and lost opportunities.

The good news is that there are a variety of best practices that businesses can adopt to overcome these challenges. By taking the time to define your objectives, organize your team, and develop clear reporting and monitoring systems, you can set your business up for success. Additionally, having a toolbox of resources at your disposal - including processes, templates, and case studies - can help you troubleshoot issues as they arise and keep your business on track. By following these best practices, you can ensure that your business is running smoothly and efficiently - no matter what challenges come your way.

Course Highlights

  • Learn how to run a successful and effective business in order to achieve your objectives.
  • Get introduced to the CLB Operating System designed to assist your organization in establishing, improving, and safeguarding its business practices in order to ensure objectives are managed, monitored, and achieved.
  • Assess, define, and recommend organizational and management team structure


We are a custom home builder in San Antonio with decades of combined experience building custom homes and thought we had it all together. After skeptically signing up for the Mastery sessions we are now moving into Dominate. I have no hesitation recommending CLB and their team to any contractor/builder looking for opportunities to improve their internal business processes and have their eyes opened to the growth possibilities they can achieve in their market. It goes beyond just the fluff of a new website or marketing materials. What they offer is an opportunity for transformative changes to improve how you view your business, metrics to measure your business, tools to manage your pipeline and a deep bench of expertise that support you and your business every step of the way. - San Antonio, TX

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a construction consultant do?

Very basically, construction consultants help clients make sound preparations for their upcoming projects and ensure that contractors complete the project on cost. They provide cost estimates, draw budgets, select contractors, administer contracts, and resolve differences between contractors and project owners.

How do I create a construction business plan?

Describe your business in terms of the specific services you’ll offer, who will do the work, and what sets you apart from your competitors. Lay out how you will bid and price jobs, plus be sure to include a marketplace overview, marketing strategy and financial projections.

How do I scale my home building business?

Efficiently scaling your company means building systems that are both predictable and repeatable. Growing the business requires careful planning and judicious investment. Therefore scalable growth of your construction business means identifying ways to scale your business systems to increase the pace of growth using the lowest investment possible.

In part, scalable growth is identifying functions and processes within the company that are truly scalable.

There are several potential areas of scalability, including:

  • Digitizing paper processes
  • Project management
  • Bidding
  • Cashflow
  • Marketing

What kind of accounting do construction companies use?

Cash basis method: In general, companies can use one of two overall accounting methods: cash basis or accrual basis. Cash basis is the simplest approach to recognizing contract revenue. With cash basis accounting, you record revenue when you receive payment and record expenses when you actually pay them

What is construction operations management?

Construction operations management typically revolves around ensuring projects move forward on-schedule and on-budget. Often, this entails creating schedules, managing personnel, communicating with clients, and working with project managers to overcome challenges.

What is the profit margin on a custom home?

The average profit on new construction homes varies every year. For example, the gross profit margin for custom home builders in 2018 was 19% to 20%, which rose to 21% to 23% in 2019. Because of the slow economy in 2020, this range dropped to 15%-18% during the year.

What is the average profit margin for a general contractor?

According to the Construction Financial Management Association (, the average pre-tax net profit for general contractors is between 1.4 and 2.4 percent and for subcontractors between 2.2 to 3.5 percent.

How do you brand a construction company?

Quality craftsmanship can’t always speak for itself. That’s where having a strong construction brand comes in. This consists of everything from establishing a memorable logo, having a professional website, developing downloadable and blog content that addresses questions and issues your prospects and clients are facing, remaining consistent on social media, and so much more.

How do I create a marketing plan for a construction company?

The best way for construction companies to show their value and obtain new leads is to have a marketing plan. A marketing plan will outline how you’re positioning your company in the market and what channels you’re capitalizing on. Contact CLB’s marketing experts for your own construction marketing plan.

*The CLB Standard Package program includes bi-monthly (1) hour video conference calls with your team and CLB Trusted Advisors & Topic Experts, off-line activities, complete systems, process documents and training videos. The CLB-OS program covers 4 critical Focus Areas of your business. The Focus Areas covered and timing of the program is tailored to each member’s business needs.

Sessions consist of live Zoom conferences facilitated by CLB area specialists with member company staff invited to participate. All sessions are recorded and posted for anytime access by member company staff. Curriculum is designed to serve the highest priority needs of the member company.