Posted By: John L. on May 21, 2019 in Contractor
The practice of building biology may be new to some people, but it has been around for thousands of years. For a contractor, understanding and implementing building biology can give you a competitive advantage and make your company stand out.
Posted By: John L. on April 30, 2019 in Contractor
The cost of unproductive time on a job site can be enormous to a contractor who does not take notice. Contractors tend to focus on the end results of their projects or their year-end numbers and use them as metrics on how the company is doing. Although those numbers tell you how the company did overall, I believe your results can greatly improve if you focus more on the process.
Posted By: John L. on April 15, 2019 in Contractor
Those of you who know me have probably heard me speak about the importance of having a mentor. My definition of a mentor might be a little different than the dictionary’s, but it has the same goal. To me, a mentor is a person who has already walked your path, wants you to succeed, and is willing to tell it to you straight.
Posted By: John L. on March 25, 2019 in Contractor
When it comes to construction, there is no set hiring season. It can fluctuate depending on where you are located, how deep the frost is, and how wet the spring is. But when it is time to dig, pour concrete, or start framing after a long quiet winter, you are going to want to have your team in place.
Posted By: John L. on March 19, 2019 in Contractor
Regardless of how much you prepare, job-site challenges can still appear at any time. There are many potential causes for problems on a construction site, including weather, unforeseen site conditions, union issues, poor communication, scheduling delays, errors in construction plans, documentation management, unreliable subcontractors, incorrect custom orders, improper contracts, builder mistakes, unexpected costs, and much more.

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