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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 ...

Construction crew rescues live deer from basement of house it’s building

Construction crew rescues live deer from basement of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Construction crews find all kinds of things on, and often underneath, the jobsite. Suffice it to say, it's not often ...

North Carolina paving contractor indicted for government contract fraud by using “disadvantaged business” as a pass through

North Carolina paving contractor indicted for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2013

Last week, a grand jury handed down a criminal indictment charging Boggs Paving Inc., based out of Monroe, North Carolina, ...

West Virginia contractor inspires devotion through his own loyalty to others

West Virginia contractor inspires devotion through his...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 01, 2013

In today’s fickle world, many are often willing to abandon what they know and like for the latest and greatest, ...

How did Stalco Construction triple its project volume during the recession? Adaptability and marketing.

How did Stalco Construction triple its project volume...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 24, 2013

Kevin Harney started Islandia, New York-based Stalco Construction in 1992 with only $1,700. Fast forward to 2012 and the company ...

Sioux Falls women finding work they love in construction industry

Sioux Falls women finding work they love in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2013

After seeing the results of a Pew Research survey saying 40 percent of U.S. moms are now the breadwinners in ...

Loyalty a two-way street for successful Colorado contractor T-Bone Construction

Loyalty a two-way street for successful Colorado...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2013

With a company he built from the ground up starting in 1987, Michael Thibault's T-Bone Construction in Colorado Springs was ...

Diversity, flexibility lead North Carolina’s Mitch Cox Construction through recession

Diversity, flexibility lead North Carolina’s...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2013

Editor’s Note: Mitch Cox was a finalist for 2012 Contractor of the Year. He started Mitch Cox Construction Inc. in ...

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for Texas contractor

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

By the time he graduated from high school, Ken Lester, president of Lester Contracting, Port Lavaca, Texas, could operate just ...

Father and sons team up for growth and diversity at R.L. Caudill Construction

Father and sons team up for growth and diversity at...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

Stuart Caudill, owner of R.L. Caudill Construction,  Owingsville, Kentucky, and his brothers Robert and Shannon learned to operate equipment from ...

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through tough times

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2013

Richard Gordon has been operating equipment since he was a kid, running Bobcats around in the yard, the machine a ...

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