On Time and On Budget

A Home Renovation Survival Guide

Publisher: Main Street Books
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.