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How 5 construction companies are passing the baton to the next generation

How 5 construction companies are passing the baton to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

1. James: “In talking stages.” James is 65 years old, and has three sons in his excavating business. “We’re just in ...

How to choose who to sell your construction company to and when

How to choose who to sell your construction company to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 04, 2014

Stever Robbins, executive coach with Stever Robbins Incorporated, says assuming you’ll pass your business along to your children carries risk. “The ...

When selling your construction company is the best option

When selling your construction company is the best...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

If you’re in the market to sell your business, you may be in luck, especially if you’re in a geographical ...

How 2 construction companies (one large, one small) decided to close their doors

How 2 construction companies (one large, one small)...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

Keith Andrews, president, RaCON Incorporated, looks at his nearly empty equipment yard from the driver’s seat of his pickup truck. ...

SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of Your Construction Company. How and when to walk away.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of Your Construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 03, 2014

In the wake of the Great Recession, many baby boomer contractors are planning their business’s futures. Specifically, is this the end? ...

With big jump in employment, Boston construction industry booming once more

With big jump in employment, Boston construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2013

After seeing Greater Boston construction jobs fall by 20 percent during the recession, things are finally looking up again for ...

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of construction rebound due to skilled worker shortage

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2013

After losing nearly half of its construction jobs in the throes of the recession, Phoenix, Arizona is now in the ...

Construction company mergers, acquisitions increase as recession-weary contractors weigh the future

Construction company mergers, acquisitions increase as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

It's well established that the effects of the recession are still being felt by the construction industry. The most visible evidence ...

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 ...

Builder confidence reaches highest level since 2006

Builder confidence reaches highest level since 2006

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2013

For the first time since April 2006, more U.S. home builders say they view the market  as “good” rather than “poor." The ...

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response to growing demand for new homes

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After 60,000 of Michigan's skilled home builders were put out of work during the recession, many left the state to ...

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment drops to lowest rate in nearly 5 years

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach its highest total of workers in nearly four years, according ...

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