Higher prices are fine if you can deliver quality workmanship. What happens when you are charging more than other contractors who offer the same services? If you find that's the case, it's time to realize that you aren't competitive and that you can do one of two things: Improve your competitive position by reducing your costs or be forced out of the market by more efficient producers.

Work out a schedule that shows how much of each task should be accomplished daily and what the daily labor and material budget is. Not only will this schedule help your field crew because it lets them know what daily expectations are, it also gives them an opportunity to plan ahead to make sure that they will have the manpower, materials and equipment needed. And if the project begins to fall behind or run over budget, you can take immediate action.

Determine how you will evaluate the quality of work performed. There are many potential repercussions from sloppy workmanship: it may be rejected by the owner, it may have to be done again, or it may harm your reputation, making it difficult to obtain future work.