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Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 02, 2015

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work ...

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2015

In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point: "Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could ...

Post-vacation pressure: How to return to the office and jobsite without missing a beat

Post-vacation pressure: How to return to the office and...

Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 10, 2015

With long holiday weekends and the summer vacation season upon us, it’s easy to get behind in your work. If ...

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S. Navy using the Eichleay formula

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S....

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 03, 2015

In a recent case involving work for the U.S. Navy — Appeal of Alderman Building Company, Inc. (ASBCA No. 58082, ...

How to de-clutter your construction office into a (nearly) paperless, more efficient work space

How to de-clutter your construction office into a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 23, 2015

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, ...

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes preparation to assume the family business seriously

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 05, 2015

In the past, second- and third-generation contractors often assumed the helm of the company because it was all they’d known, ...

Contractor honors his father’s legacy with successful paving business

Contractor honors his father’s legacy with...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 20, 2015

The TCW in TCW Construction stands for “Tony’s Cement Works,” a tribute to the company started by Joe Delgado’s father, ...

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 10, 2015

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved ...

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 23, 2015

  "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, ...

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 12, 2015

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 07, 2015

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when ...

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