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Contractor honors his father’s legacy with successful paving business

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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 ...

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 01, 2014

When talking with successful contractors, you often hear them credit the people that work for them. There’s a reason for ...

Hiring an accounting firm can save your construction company money. Here’s how to find the right one

Hiring an accounting firm can save your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 06, 2014

Since many construction companies start out as just one guy with a truck and a piece of equipment or two, ...

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 01, 2014

After Vern Larman returned to the Dallas area from a two-year stint as a missionary in Bolivia, he found he ...

It’s time for contractors to start financial planning for 2015. Here are 3 tips to get you started

It’s time for contractors to start financial...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 29, 2014

Now that the construction busy season is winding down, it’s time to turn your attention to those housekeeping tasks you ...

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 17, 2014

For construction company owners and supervisors, managing a team can be tricky. Often there’s a distinct separation between “in the ...

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 06, 2014

One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...

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