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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 ...

Getting bonded opens up several worthwhile opportunities for construction companies

Getting bonded opens up several worthwhile...

Posted by Staff Report on Sep 01, 2013

  Growing a business requires planning for the future. Don’t pass up a project just because it requires a surety bond. ...

Energy, fuel and the federal regulatory tsunami dominate the conversation at the 2013 Construction Symposium

Energy, fuel and the federal regulatory tsunami...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 23, 2013

Contractors and heavy equipment fleet managers got an earful of what challenges await them in the construction industry and what ...

Ask for Input: Building success in the construction industry with 6 management actions (PART 3)

Ask for Input: Building success in the construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 26, 2013

In my second post on this subject, I mentioned a circumstance that made me realize I needed to ask for ...

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