Category: Construction Industry

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

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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 work sites… 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 »

Projects We Love: Independence Hall Visitor Center

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The front door of one of the most historical sites in the country is undergoing a major renovation. The Independence Visitor Center, in Philadelphia, welcomes millions of people from around the country and around the world who want to see where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed.

How to Make Your Construction Company More Bondable

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Securing a surety bond can be a major hurdle for commercial construction companies looking to land bigger projects and grow their businesses. This is especially true if bidding on a government contract. What is a surety bond? Bonding is similar to an insurance policy, in that a surety bond company will cover the cost to… Read more »