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HS023 – Business And Accounting Advice From Construction Accountant Randal Dehart

Need help with your bookkeeping or accounting?

Good news!  In this episode, I interview Randal DeHart, the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA.

And, Randal isn’t just an accountant, he’s also a former plumbing contractor with 20 years of experience.  So, not only does he understand handyman businesses from a accounting perspective, he understands it from the contractor’s perspective.

Randal’s been involved in the construction industry pretty much since he was born as his dad was a contractor.  After going to school to become an accountant, he decided, like many of us, that he didn’t want to work in an office.  So, he changed his direction and set out to become a plumber.

After very successfully starting, growing, and selling his plumbing company, he got back into accounting and now does it full time, focusing solely on helping contractors, handyman, and other tradesman grow their businesses through an intelligent and strategic approach.

I’m honored to have Randal on the show and I’ve personally gained a lot of highly valuable business knowledge from him.

Here’s what we discuss in this episode:

  • The biggest mistake new handymen make when choosing a business structure and how to avoid it.
  • Randal’s definition of a quality service (it’s more simple than you think.)
  • How focusing on the right target customer (and he shares which ones) took his plumbing company to the next level.
  • Why you should never have your bookkeeper do your taxes.
  • and a whole lot more!

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To learn more about Randal DeHart:

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed this podcast!  If you did, and you’d like to hear more, please take a couple of minutes and leave a review on iTunes!

Are there any topics you’d like to see covered in future episodes?  If so, let me know in the comments below.  

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  • Brian H. January 14, 2015

    Dan: Solid content from your guest. QB’s is an excellent tool for the common man’s business, (although I did manage a $60M company with it in a prior life!). His suggestion on S-corp makes sense too. No good reason not to, other than fear of the unknown (gee-will I really make it?). Thanks again for looking out for us and bringing useful info to our attention. Best regards, ~Brian H. ERIE, PA. BJ’s Handyman Services. @Eriehandyman

  • Robin February 11, 2015

    I really was looking forward to this interview but I don’t see where to click to watch it. Can you help me out?

    • Dan Perry February 11, 2015

      Hi Robin,

      At the bottom of the post there should be a black play-bar. Or, you can listen to it from iTunes directly from your smartphone.

  • Ana May 9, 2015

    Ever considered field service management software to help you do more with your business? To help you do scheduling, tracking, manage work, engage customers, create invoices and have a neat record of your inventory and warehouse items? I’d like to suggest FieldSkill: http://fieldskill.co/, a mobile and computer app.

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