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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 01, 2014

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West ...

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 02, 2014

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting ...

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for contractors and newbies looking for success in the construction business

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 08, 2014

We received quite a response from a couple of recent editorials, "The newbie's guide to surviving your first week in ...

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 ...

Lean and Mean: How 3 brothers built Glendale Excavating into a successful company by managing its size

Lean and Mean: How 3 brothers built Glendale Excavating...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

Glendale Excavating’s three brothers—Tommy, Dany and Greg Giangiulio—take pride in their construction heritage. “We’re third generation operating engineers,” says Dany. “We ...

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