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Episode 82: Transitioning To Fixed Price Contracts With Lee Ambrose

If I could go back and know what I know now, it could have worked a lot, lot better.

Professional Builders Secrets brings you an exclusive episode with Lee Ambrose, Managing Director at Ambrose Design and Construct based in Brisbane, Australia. Throughout this episode, Lee delves into the transition into fixed price contracts and how he’s transformed his business since joining the APB.

Inside episode 82 you will discover

  • The challenges faced by builders before transitioning to fixed price contracts
  • The importance of projecting all of your fixed expenses
  • The advantages of using project management tools
  • Why it can be so challenging to change your ways as a builder
  • And much, much more.

key moments

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  • 1:40 How Lee got started and his business ambitions
  • 3:59 What kind of contracts Lee used before transitioning
  • 7:31 How Lee has transformed his business working with APB
  • 10:06 The importance of fixed price contracts and how secure they are
  • 13:19 The construction software Lee utilises
  • 15:17 Why is it so challenging for builders to change their ways?
  • 22:30 What Lee’s discovered in the process of transitioning to fixed price contracts

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key moments

  • 1:40 How Lee got started and his business ambitions
  • 3:59 What kind of contracts Lee used before transitioning
  • 7:31 How Lee has transformed his business working with APB
  • 10:06 The importance of fixed price contracts and how secure they are
  • 13:19 The construction software Lee utilises
  • 15:17 Why is it so challenging for builders to change their ways?
  • 22:30 What Lee’s discovered in the process of transitioning to fixed price contracts

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Lee is the Managing Director and Founder of Ambrose and once upon a time he used to wear every hat in the company. These days, his main role is Managing director and Sales manager, liaising with his sales estimator and managing his department heads to ensure everything is running as smoothly as possible.

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