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3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on staff during the skilled worker shortage

3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 29, 2014

The skilled worker shortage has been looming over the construction industry, and the Associated General Contractors’ 2014 outlook shows that ...

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co., 2014 Contractor of the Year finalist (VIDEO)

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co.,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 28, 2014

“We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Co., one of 12 ...

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down due to lack of funding

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2014

After 14 years of equipping unemployed minorities with the skills necessary for a job in the construction industry, the Construction ...

AGC 2014 construction forecast predicts improved hiring and pay with increased demand and equipment purchases

AGC 2014 construction forecast predicts improved hiring...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 21, 2014

The Associated General Contractors of America released their 2014 construction industry forecast Tuesday, reporting the results of an in-depth survey ...

4 New Year’s resolutions every contractor should make to improve their business in 2014

4 New Year’s resolutions every contractor should...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 03, 2014

Your crews have been sent home, most of your machinery has made it back to the yard for a yearly ...

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 ...

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