Look It Up: Construction Books to Add to your Office Seasoned construction professionals like to think there’s little they haven’t seen over the course of a long career. However, the truth is that one of the things that make a career in construction so much fun is that you have the opportunity to learn something new almost every day. There always... More
Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2012

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

Construction Management:  Should You Go Lean? Most contractors utilize, at least in principle if not in active practice, “project management” methods.  And most contractors are familiar with the Critical Path Method, or CPM, when managing projects. The basic premise of CPM is to construct a plan for completing the project that... More
Posted by admin on Nov 25, 2011

If you haven’t been there yet, it might be time to check out our updated Contractor Resources Page.   We have added a lot of valuable resources that could help your business with everything from business leads, to management software, or even licenses.   We are starting to build, what we... More
Posted by admin on Oct 05, 2011

Network Your Way to New Work I have always had a very strong work ethic that I imagine was passed on from my father and grandfather who were the same way for as far back as I can remember. Being among the first to show up for work, the last to leave, and working six or seven days a week was pretty much the norm during my... More
Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2011

How to Lose $3 Million In a Year Sounds like an uplifting story doesn’t it?  We all know the economy sucks right now, but there are a lot of companies that haven’t been able to weather the storm, so consider yourself lucky if you are still in the game.  One fact that most people don’t know about ME is that,... More
Posted by admin on Nov 18, 2010

Construction Business Case Study: How 3 Companies Are Taking Different Approaches to Grow Their Businesses Over the past couple of weeks I started surveying random businesses in the construction industry to find out how they were holding up in the current state of the economy, and what they were doing that was allowing them to stay afloat while a large number of construction companies have been filing... More
Posted by admin on Nov 08, 2010

Construction Business Planning: If you fail to plan, then plan to fail Just as you wouldn’t start a contracting job without a set of plans or blueprints to guide you, you shouldn’t operate your business without a plan to follow. If you’ve been putting off creating a Business Plan, don’t procrastinate any longer. If you ever apply for a small business loan or... More
Posted by admin on Sep 09, 2010

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