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

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

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

Sub-contractors and Vendors- Has the Time Come to Shop Around? The construction industry is full of strong loyalties – working with a tried and true group of professionals on a large project can be similar to being on an athletic team or in a military unit – you come to depend on the capabilities of those who surround you. If you have been a contractor for... More
Posted by admin on Aug 27, 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

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

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