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Smooth operator: How to seamlessly transition your construction company from one generation to the next

Smooth operator: How to seamlessly transition your...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 18, 2013

For the December issue of Equipment World, architect and construction attorney James K. Zahn, FAIA, FALA, Esq., of Chicago-based Sabo ...

6 steps for passing down your construction business to your children

6 steps for passing down your construction business to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 12, 2013

You’ve grown your construction firm into a thriving business, and now you’re ready to retire. Your children are waiting in ...

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) ...

Survey says more than half of construction companies affected by skilled worker shortage, details how they’re coping

Survey says more than half of construction companies...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2013

At this point, it would be quicker to list the number of cities that haven't reported construction projects being impacted ...

Google’s secret construction software platform could cut construction costs, planning time in half

Google’s secret construction software platform...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 25, 2013

The same folks that gave us Google Glass and are working to make driverless cars a reality are hard at ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble finding skilled workers; most expect trend to continue

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2013

A recent survey done by Associated General Contractors of America found that 74 percent of construction companies are having trouble ...

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