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The 6 habits of highly successful construction company owners

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 28, 2014

In our recent special report, “The Future of Your Construction Company”, we focused so much on contractors retiring or transitioning ...

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big growth for your construction business

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 12, 2014

“I’ve stayed with Larman Construction so long because of this guy right here,” said Fred Barhydt, pointing a finger at ...

3: Be Fair

3: Be Fair

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Treating everyone fairly and treating everyone equally isn’t the same thing. If you treat everyone exactly the same, they’ll think ...

2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

1: Have the “Right” People

1: Have the “Right” People

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat the skilled worker shortage

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

3 smart strategies to try in your construction business from a successful landscaper

3 smart strategies to try in your construction business...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 29, 2013

We’ve all heard stories of unconventional entrepreneurs taking the path less traveled to success. The challenge lies in finding practical ...

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 05, 2013

In my first post covering equipment cost-cutting tips 1-10, I addressed several equipment cost cutting basics, including the impact of ...

Three reasons every contractor should have taken a summer vacation

Three reasons every contractor should have taken a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2013

In Alabama, we’ve just had our tax-free weekend for parents to buy all the back-to-school stuff their kids need. Every ...

Want your construction business to be more successful? Diversify your personnel.

Want your construction business to be more successful?...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 28, 2013

In interviewing contractors across the country for our Contractor of the Year program, Equipment World editors get a pretty good ...

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