Posts Tagged 'Construction Business'

What’s Really Happening on your Projects? How much time do you spend on your jobsites? Running a construction company these days is often a 12 hour a day, 7 days a week job that’s filled with stress – especially when you have other people depending on you for their jobs. But even though you might be extremely busy, don’t forget what... More
Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2012

Network your Way to New Jobs While your hands may be full these days trying to keep up with all aspects of your construction business while operating with a reduced staff, there’s one small task you shouldn’t overlook: making time to join local, state, and national organizations that help you network your services. Being a... More
Posted by admin on Feb 12, 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

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

To Rent or Own?  What is Best for Your Business You’ve probably seen many rent-to-own commercials on TV covering everything from furniture to electronic gear, but did you know that 20 years ago that was how many families got into their first homes? Back in the days before lenders gave money to anyone who walked in their front doors,... More
Posted by admin on Nov 09, 2011

The Importance of Face to Face Construction Project Meetings Not too many people enjoy attending meetings and if you own a construction related company, you may think that spending time in them causes a loss of production time in the office and on the jobsite. However, a meeting done correctly can actually increase production, improve efficiency, and may... More
Posted by admin on Oct 27, 2011

Taking Your Construction Business on The Road It’s no secret that the housing industry is hurting and has been for quite some time. Depending on the part of the country you happen to be located in, commercial construction isn’t doing much better. If you’re a large general contractor or homebuilding company, you can probably weather the... More
Posted by admin on Oct 21, 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

A Career in Construction: My Very Own Rewards Program A lot of you reading this may be thinking it’s time for a career change and I can fully understand that line of thought as it crossed my mind on several occasions during my construction career  as well. Some of you may have already made the decision and are no longer working in the construction... More
Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011

A Niche Can Help You Survive Challenging Times If you’ve been involved in the construction industry for any length of time, you know it’s a career field full of peaks and valleys. This particular valley is quite a bit worse than most and it may take a while to climb a peak again, but the valleys of 1980-1982 and 1989-1991 weren’t exactly... More
Posted by admin on Aug 08, 2011

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