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

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

Working with Building Inspectors Regardless of whether you’re a general contractor, home builder, or sub-contractor, if you’re working in the construction industry, you’ll need to maintain a good relationship with the local inspectors. In many cases these people are involved in your project from the time permits are approved... More
Posted by admin on Sep 29, 2011

Why Every Construction Business Should Know What 'Angie's List' Is Have you ever heard of Angie’s List?  I am sure some of you have, and some of you may have even used it for your own personal use.   If you don’t know what it is, you might be missing out on one of the best lead sources and potentially most damaging social media outlets on the... More
Posted by admin on Nov 14, 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

The Changing Relationship Between Designer and Contractor When a costly and time-consuming problem occurs because of a design mistake, the contractor assumes his role as repairman, and attends to the matter. Several precedents are offered for contractors to consider taking a more a pro-active position. It has been interesting to watch interior design... More
Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2010

Construction Project Bidding: How to Determine What Price To Charge For anyone who has done sales before, the big question when it comes to their business is: How do I price my services and how to I relay the benefits of those services to my customers so they will pay for them? For someone selling goods, the price is not so complex – you buy or manufacture a... More
Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2010

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