Concrete contractors make scores of decisions every day, but if you're a residential contractor, perhaps the most pivotal decision you'll ever make is whether to expand into commercial construction. The transition can be intimidating, especially if you're not prepared. Suddenly you are faced with spec books, architects and engineers, liquidated damages, bonding requirements, and regulations around every bend.

The author discusses the lessons he learned when making the transition from residential to commercial projects. Topics include how to get commercial work, dealing with architects and engineers, the bid process, submitting proposals, and avoiding liquidated damages.