Category: Construction Industry

5 Questions to Ask Your Construction Insurance Broker Before You Renew

Construction Insurance Rates Set to Rise

The construction industry is poised for a bit of a shock in 2020, as rates across multiple lines of insurance — including General Liability, Automotive Liability, and Umbrella or Excess Liability — are set to increase. According to Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Marketplace Realities 2020, the rate increase predictions land anywhere between 5% to 30%,… Read more »

Why Subcontractors Need to Talk About Slow Payments with General Contractors

: Why Subcontractors Need to Talk About Slow Payments with General Contractors

Slow payments in construction impact everyone, but subcontractors get hit the hardest. After all, you’ve already financed the labor, materials and equipment to get the work started; a delayed payment means you can’t replenish your cash reserves and you may have trouble making payroll or other critical payments. Most subcontractors make up the difference with… Read more »

Active Listening is the Secret Skill You Need to Grow Your Business

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If there were one skill you could learn that would make you a more effective leader and business owner, would you invest in mastering it? Of course, you would! Active listening, the act of giving your complete, undivided focus to what someone is saying, can improve your workplace culture, help you build relationships with partners,… Read more »

Why Vulnerability Can Be Your Greatest Business Strength

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Trying to be a great leader can be like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. You can’t force it to happen. For many people, the mere act of trying to be a great leader — whether among your family, friends, employees, or colleagues — results in exactly the opposite. Leading is done through your… Read more »

How To Create a Website For Your Commercial Construction Business

Web Design for Commercial Construction Companies

If you build your website to drive business, it can. You may be thinking, “I construct buildings, not websites,” but getting this essential business asset up-and-running isn’t as difficult as you may think. If you don’t have one, or yours hasn’t been updated in years, we’ve compiled a guide of tools and resources to get… Read more »

What to Do When Your General Contractor Doesn’t Pay You 

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Is your general contractor refusing to pay you what you’re owed? Does it feel like they’re almost trying to make your job even harder than it is? This is an all too frequent situation we hear about from our subcontracting clients. The consensus is clear: Everything would be a whole lot easier if the general… Read more »

The Future of Commercial Construction is Green

The commercial construction market rises and falls with the global economy, but a few trends remain the same. One trend that continues to march forward and increase in importance is environmental stewardship. Green materials, green buildings, and green development strategies all play a role in the design process. More commercial clients demand it, and developers… Read more »

5 Commercial Construction Trends of 2019

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The modern construction site looks different than it did 20 years ago, 10 years ago, and even 5 years ago. Technology and industry trends are driving developers to do things differently, from changes in high-level planning to finding ways to detect minute leaks. Check out these top six constructions trends that are changing worksites in… Read more »

Projects We Love: Hurricane Harvey Cleanup

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The devastation caused when Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast on August 25 was staggering. More than one million people were displaced and roughly 200,000 homes were damaged in a 300-mile span. The cleanup and recovery will be a long one for the region, but within a few months, contractors working for the Texas Department… Read more »