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Granite Construction names Christopher Miller executive VP and COO

Granite Construction names Christopher Miller executive...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 16, 2014

Christopher S. MIller is Granite Construction’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective August 4th. Reporting to James H. ...

How 5 construction companies are passing the baton to the next generation

How 5 construction companies are passing the baton to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

1. James: “In talking stages.” James is 65 years old, and has three sons in his excavating business. “We’re just in ...

How to choose who to sell your construction company to and when

How to choose who to sell your construction company to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 04, 2014

Stever Robbins, executive coach with Stever Robbins Incorporated, says assuming you’ll pass your business along to your children carries risk. “The ...

When selling your construction company is the best option

When selling your construction company is the best...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

If you’re in the market to sell your business, you may be in luck, especially if you’re in a geographical ...

How 2 construction companies (one large, one small) decided to close their doors

How 2 construction companies (one large, one small)...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

Keith Andrews, president, RaCON Incorporated, looks at his nearly empty equipment yard from the driver’s seat of his pickup truck. ...

SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of Your Construction Company. How and when to walk away.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of Your Construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 03, 2014

In the wake of the Great Recession, many baby boomer contractors are planning their business’s futures. Specifically, is this the end? ...

The top 4 mistakes contractors make when building a website

The top 4 mistakes contractors make when building a...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

When it comes to building, who better to seek advice from than a contractor? That is, unless you're talking about building ...

Website Mistake 1: You don’t feature your people

Website Mistake 1: You don’t feature your people

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

While pictures of completed projects tell one part of your story, you’re missing a critical element if you don’t show ...

Website Mistake 2: You show an aversion to email contact

Website Mistake 2: You show an aversion to email...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

We get it; talking with people is important, so you naturally want to emphasize phone contact, especially in an emergency ...

Website Mistake 3: You require people to fill out a form to contact you by email

Website Mistake 3: You require people to fill out a...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

For those who do allow for email contact on their website, many require customers to fill out a form to ...

Website Mistake 4: You don’t have a website

Website Mistake 4: You don’t have a website

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

Yes, the biggest problem we see with contractor websites is their nonexistence. When people are curious about you and your ...

Slumping productivity, political football drive down Q4 Nonresidential Construction Index

Slumping productivity, political football drive down Q4...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2013

For the first time in five months, two of which brought its highest marks ever, FMI's Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) ...

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