More Women Entering Construction Workforce

According to a new study, construction jobs were one of the fastest growing sectors for women between 2015 and 2019. Women in construction management positions increased by 101% from 49,400 to 99,400 during this period. The number of female painters rose by 64% from 32,600 to 53,300. Construction laborers went up 50% from 47,800. “Construction …

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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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Construction Marketing Tips that Work

Owning a small to medium construction company means wearing a number of hats. Not only are you managing a crew and a business, you also have to market your company to keep business coming in. Here are some tips on how to make marketing work for you. Neighborhood Marketing Before you start a new build, …

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Tips for Dealing with Difficult Customers

Every contractor has had a bad experience with a difficult customer. Knowing how to deal calmly and effectively with complaints and questions will help reduce conflict, ease communication and reduce the amount of time you spend on admin so you can get back on the jobsite. Communicate in Person While COVID-19 places limitations on personal …

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Better Communication For Fewer Callbacks

No matter how well you plan and organize, construction projects are fluid and change constantly. Your ability to communicate effectively with clients will mean fewer delays while you wait for decisions, clients that are happy with work and a reduction in callbacks that can save you time and money. Here are some tips to keeping …

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Mask Styles Not as Important as Fit, Experts Claim

The assertion that neck gaiters and bandannas have been said to provide little help in the spread of COVID-19 was the conclusion of a recent Duke University study. However, experts on aerosols have called into question the results of the study. The original Duke University study was published in American Association for the Advancement of …

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Moving your Small Construction Business Online

Word-of-mouth is a great way to get new business, but younger clients rarely work that way. Now that millennials and Gen Z are entering the home buying, building and renovating market, it’s time to level up your online game. Modern clients want to buy and design their homes online, find contractors and even sign contracts …

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Should you Charge for Estimates?

Charging for estimates is somewhat of a controversial subject. Many contractors don’t charge for these as they don’t want to put potential clients off. However, quotes and proposals that take up your time should be valued and charging clients will root out any potential clients who aren’t serious. Here are some tips to making sure …

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