Archive for December, 2011

Is It Time to Start Subbing all your Work? It wasn’t that long ago that many construction companies did all of their work in-house. If they had a foundation to dig and pour, their heavy machinery or backhoe operator did the digging and their concrete crews got busy. In many instances these companies even had their own plumbers,... More
Posted by admin on Dec 26, 2011

The Inspector isn’t Always Right Few things are as frustrating in the construction industry as having a building or home come to a screeching halt due to a failed county or city inspection. Whether you’re hoping to close in the framing with sheetrock or looking for permission for the owner to occupy the structure, just about... More
Posted by admin on Dec 21, 2011

New Construction vs. Remodeling: What You Need to Know It wasn’t that long ago that a small homebuilding or general contracting company could stay busy by building houses. There was more than enough business to keep everyone busy – even when the large regional and national builders were figured in. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country... More
Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2011

Communication is Key to Good Customer Relations If you’re a homebuilder, your biggest priority right now might be simply finding a buyer rather than worrying about customer relations, but signs seem to indicate that we’re slowing working our way out of the mess the housing market has been in the last several years. Sooner or later the sound... More
Posted by admin on Dec 07, 2011

LEED Can Lead Contractors to New Business What is LEED? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  Essentially, LEED is an industry-wide (both nationally and internationally) recognized program for green building certification. LEED’s rating system has four levels of certification:  Certified, Silver, Gold, and... More
Posted by admin on Dec 01, 2011

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