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elmpost.com MIGHT NOT BE AS SEXY AS THE PHOTO BUT WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK 
We have been working for some time at elmpost.com trying to make it a real resource for anybody in construction. You can place free ads for all your construction needs, read interesting articles about construction, order Ron Pestone’s book, THE BOOK OF ELM COMMON SESNSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING or write reviews for all you do business with using the feature SCOREBOARD.  The site is free.  Here are some of the type of individuals who read elmpost.com  SUBCONTRACTORS, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, OWNERS REPRESENTATIVES, AGENCIES, DEVELOPERS, SEMI PUBLIC AGENCIES, OWNERS, JOURNEYMEN, FOREMEN, SUPERINTENDENTS, CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVES, CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS, CAD OPERATORS, SUPPLIERS, CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEYS, CLAIM SPECIALISTS, CPM SPECIALISTS,ACCOUNTANTS, COMMERICAL BANKERS, CONSTRUCTION EDUCATORS, SURETY AGENTS/INSURANCE AGENTS, RECUITERS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, EQUIPMENT DEALERS, MEDIATORS
We would really like to see you become part of elmpost.com and hope to see you soon.
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I WILL BE SPEAKING ON JOB COSTING
On July 8th and 9th I will be speaking on job costing based on my book, THE BOOK OF ELM COMMON SENSE JOB COSTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING, at NEW JERSEY BUILD EXPO at the Meadowlands Expo Center,  355 Plaza Drive Secaucus, NJ 07094.  Register at www.buildexpousa.com.
I will be speaking between 9:30AM to 11”00AM on July 8th and 9th and hope to see many of you there.  I have a real passion for job costing because I feel it is the surest way for contractors especially subcontractors to be successful.  I will speak in the language contractors can understand; after all I’m just an old field man myself, with the idea of getting contractors and subcontractors to cast aside their fears of job costing and to realize there is a simple and effective way to do job costing that the field likes and that gives the office everything they need to understand where they are.
I will be talking about casting aside the cost coding method and working on the facts as shown in ELM (Equipment, Labor, Materials) job costing.  Stop running work on hunches.  Instead learn how you can know, really know where your job or jobs stand every active day of their lives and do it with a minimum of effort.   So if you get a chance stop by and listen to an old dog talk about new tricks.
Whether it’s a keynote speech, presentation for a professional association, convention or hands on workshop I am always ready to speak about construction job costing.  Feel free to contact me at our website elmpost.com to set up a speaking engagement.  Posted 5/28/14

CONTRACTOR JOB COSTING
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CONSTRUCTION PROS YOU CAN CRY LIKE A BABY OR YOU CAN TAKE A STAND

ELMPOST.COM has just introduced its new free feature, SCOREBOARD.  We like so many others in the business have witnessed web sites that are populated either by armatures or individuals with gripes reviewing and grading Architects, Engineers and Contractors and all who work in the construction industry.  Most of the time these reviewers take on the tone that they either know what they are talking about or that they are unbiased.  Most of which is pure hogwash. It is also no secret that many of these sites are stacked with phony reviews either to make the site look busier or for an individual or company trying to build and unearned reputation by pumping in phony reviews. The top review and grade sites have spent millions and will continue to spend millions on advertising promoting themselves.  The sole Architect, Engineer, Contractor or Construction Professional is at their mercy and has about as much chance of defending and protecting themselves as a baby gazelle in a hungry Lion’s eye site. 
We have had enough and are striking back with SCOREBOARD!  SCOREBOARD is a site for Construction Professionals.  To use it you must register and be a Construction Professional.  It is not a site for rants and raves but a site bringing out the best in the industry.  In addition to being a Construction Professional you can only review what you have experienced or witnessed with your own eyes. We have not stacked the site with phony reviews so it will take a few brave souls to be the first. It is not restricted to a geographical location, if you are reading this you can post a review.
In addition we have not spent any money on advertising.  We are spreading the word through social media, out site elmpost.com and by word of mouth so growth will probably be slow.
We really need everybody in the business to step up to the plate and instead of complaining or hiding to come forward and write about the great Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Owners or Construction Professionals they have worked for or with.  Let’s tell our side of the story and let’s show the best in the business.
We need you to make this a success and a success here spells a success for all of us.   Go to either www.elmpost.com or www.elmscoreboard.com  register and place a review.   It matters.   
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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN HACKERS AND SPAMMERS ATTACK YOUR SITE?
We have a site that is focused on the construction industry and the professionals who make a living in the industry.  The site is almost two years old and www.elmpost.com tries to write at least one article a week that will be of interest to construction professionals, we offer free classified ads to anyone in the business and we have an e-commerce store.  In our first year we were very happy with our growth then we noticed that something was wrong we just weren’t growing.  So we went to the SEO experts.  We quickly found out three things; one, most quoted phone numbers, two, they promised the world and three everything was shrouded in mystery.
We struggled to get the site back on track and after the normal horror stories we met an individual who was really able to help use and we would like to pass on the following information that could be of real help to anyone who is experience the same nightmare. 
 First and foremost go to Goggle Webmaster Central http://www.google.com/webmasters/  and read their Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.  Really take the time to understand this great tool.
 Sign up for Goggle Analytics and Goggle Webmaster Tools and see what Goggle is saying about your site.  Make all changes and corrections necessary from what you discover.
 If you are theme based make sure your site is working off the latest updates for your theme.
 Use a good malware scanner like Succuri Sitecheck Malware Scanner to check theme and Plugin’s for spammers.
 Install the latest security plugins [make sure they receive high marks before choosing]
 Change all your passwords and use a password site like Dashlane  that scrambles your passwords so they are next to impossible to hack.
 Report any spamming or hacking to all the search engines immediately.
 Check your site daily to make sure you are not being spammed or hacked.
While this is not a cure all it is a decent start.  Please ad comments if you can add or improve on this list as the only way we can protect any of us from spammers and hackers is if we pool our knowledge. 

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I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
THE BOOK OF ELM, COMMON SENSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING is now available for purchase on our site www.elmpost.com.  Just go to our store on our site and order. All books ordered during this time period will be personally autographed by the author [me] and shipped free. 
SO STOP AND TAKE A FEW MINUITES.  If you make a living in construction or know somebody who does, why break your back for minimum dollars or worse yet after all your sweat and toil take a bath.  Profits can be maximized and the fruits of success can be enjoyed but to do that you need to put under your control Equipment, Labor and Material on every job.  THE BOOK OF ELM, COMMON SENSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING does just that and it does it simply and inexpensively.  So come to the profit line of the balance sheet.
You can also order it at Amazon and in the near future it will be available at your favorite book store.
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UNFORESEEN CONSQUENCES
 Second chapter Nov 20 and continuing for several Wednesdays.  Our blog www.elmpost.com will be running the short story UNFORESEEN CONSQUENCES.   Whether you are a construction professional or a sidewalk superintendent this is a fun read that takes you onto the job site. UNFORESEEN CONSQUENCES tells the story of a young boy’s first steps as a construction worker and the curious path he embarks upon.  Take a few minutes each week for a for real construction read.  Also you can place a free classified ad for just about anything on our site.  Hope to see you starting Wednesday at www.elmpost.com
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CONSTRUCTION PROS is a new community on Goggle + and in a short time it has amassed a membership of 1,000+ members.  And with that membership has come some really great postings.  When we started the community it was with the idea that construction professionals could promote themselves, their ideas or their companies.  It would be a place where new materials and means could be introduced and where construction professionals from Journeymen to Architects and Engineers could meet with other construction professionals and we are happy to say that all that has happened and more.  If you are a construction professional or know somebody in construction we would really like to see you or the individual you know become part of our community.  We look forward to seeing you in our postings.

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Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this community. We are construction accountants providing outsourced contractors bookkeeping services to all contractors in USA. All work done in USA by qualified construction accountants. To learn who we help and how please visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/contractors-that-we-help/  
We promise not to spam or be a nuisance and too promote the good in all contractors.
 
Warm Regards,
Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA
Outsourced Contractors Bookkeeping Services

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THE BOOK IS AT THE PUBLISHERS
It has taken longer than I thought and more revisions than I care to think about but my book, THE BOOK OF ELM, VOLUME 1, COMMON SENSE SUBCONTRACTING WITH ELM JOB COSTING & MORE is finally at the publishers and will soon be available.  If you are a subcontractor or you know a subcontractor this book can make the difference between scratching out a living and outstanding success.  ELM Job costing is not a theory but an established system that works for any size subcontractor in any of the established trades.  The system is simple, inexpensive and best of all, it works.  The publisher has given us a release window for the book between Sept. and early Oct.  I wish to thank all who have written to me for their patience in waiting for the book’s publication.
Check www.elmcontractorspost.com  or CONSTRUCTION PROS on Goggle+for updated publication dates.
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