On Time and On Budget: A Home Renovation Survival Guide

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On Time and on Budget New York City contractor John Rusk wanted to know why so many home renovation projects end in dispute, disaster, or disappointment for the owner, architect, and contractor. Calling on William Ury, author of the bestselling negotiation guide Getting to Yes to help him, Rusk discovered the answers--which he now presents in this complete guidebook to successful renovation. Full description

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John Rusk is the owner of Rusk Renovation, a high-end renovation company in New York City, and Lost Art Molding, a company specializing in the art of plaster molding.

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In "On Time and on Budget, New York City contractor John Rusk combines his extensive knowledge of the how architects and contractors work with revolutionary win/win negotiation principles to produce a readable, entertaining and totally useful guide that no homeowner should be without.


He shows readers how to:
Find the right architect, and make sure that he or she draws plans that give you a realistic view of the finished product.
Negotiate with contractors and set up a fair payment schedule that will keep them working until the project is finished.
Create an effective "punchlist" so you get what you paid for.
Avoid paying for costly change orders and still make sure you get a beautiful renovation, on time and on budget.

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