Is your Overhead Costing you Jobs? As you well know, times are tough for many companies in the construction industry these days – especially for smaller contractors with limited resources. Bidding for jobs has become extremely competitive and it’s often difficult to comprehend how the winning contractor is able to complete the... More
Posted by admin on Feb 06, 2012

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

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

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

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION IN 2012 - BOOM OR BUST? The New Year is almost upon us and your company made it through 2011. Next question: What does 2012 look like? Most contractors and builders are not economists.  Many contractors and builders rely on the information and forecasting provided by chief financial officers and professional financial... More
Posted by admin on Nov 20, 2011

Lead Paint:  What You Need To Know Before Starting Demo Work Starting a new remodeling project can be exciting, especially these days when all types of construction related work can be so difficult to come by, but if the job requires repainting an older house or building, you might want to approach the work with a little bit of caution. New rules went into... More
Posted by admin on Nov 16, 2011

Henry’s Housework specializes in Four different service industries that consist of handyman services, roofing, power washing and gutter services. Henry’s Housework has earned both Environmental and Wood certifications from the Power Washers of North America, as well as certifications and... More
Posted by admin on Nov 14, 2011

Becoming an Eco-Friendly Contractor As someone who works with construction related companies across the country, I’ve noticed a growing trend over the past two years – the emergence of the eco-friendly contractor. I’m not referring to contractors who specialize in energy efficient LEED certified construction – although that... More
Posted by admin on Nov 02, 2011

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