Last time I discussed ways to increase new construction productivity. This month I'll discuss ways to increase productivity for replacement departments. Most of what I see with respect to productivity issues for replacement work is jobs taking longer than the hours that were bid. There are many reasons for this and I will discuss some solutions here.
Like new construction jobs, there is no such thing as a two-hour replacement job. When you bid work, bid it in a minimum of four hour increments. So, if you think a job is going to take 10 hours, bid 12. If you think that it is going to take two hours, bid four. There is always something that stretches out the job.