Track your Tools Using these Innovative Options

Construction labor shortages mean every minute counts on the jobsite. If you spend too much of your time tracking down tools, you can streamline your business and reduce lost assets by implementing a tool-tracking system. Bar-coded tracking systems These systems allow you to tag your tools with barcode stickers. This means even smaller tools can …

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Is Your Business Growing Too Fast?

Despite the labor shortage, times are pretty good for construction firms. There is business aplenty and you may be wanting to take on more employees to increase the number of projects you can complete this fiscal year. Growing is good, but growing too fast can be disastrous. One of the symptoms to look out for …

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Marketing to Existing Customers Yields Dividends

A recent study by Unity Marketing found that most businesses focus on acquiring new customers when they could be more profitable if they focused on their existing customers instead. The study found that a 5% improvement in customer retention could boost profitability by 25-85%. Having loyal, satisfied customers is what bolsters your bottom line. So …

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Mastering the Punch List

Getting the job done quickly and efficiently means you can complete your punch list and move on to the next job. Delays can really eat into your profit margins and leave your customers feeling frustrated and unsatisfied. Here are a couple of tips on how you can move through the punch list faster. Invest in …

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Scheduling Tips that Save Time and Money

Construction managers have the mammoth task of ensuring their jobsites run smoothly. Pre-job planning takes care of contracts, plans and the ordering of equipment and materials, but it’s scheduling during the build that often causes delays. When scheduling fails, customers get angry and you lose money as you’re able to complete fewer jobs in the …

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Protect Your Business and Get Paid

As a construction manager, getting the admin done in time can help you to keep your business thriving. Taking time to communicate effectively and get everything in writing will protect you and your client and ensure you get paid on time and in full. Taking time to draw up contracts and alter them as the …

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Preventing Common Callbacks

Many callbacks are the result of too much moisture in the home. Not only can this result in mold and mildew, but swelling of materials can cause buckling, cracking and other issues. Here are some common ways that water finds its way into a new home. Proper Drainage Intersecting roof planes can make for stunning …

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Tips on Dealing with Extreme Cold

The extreme cold affecting large swathes of the US and Canada has many crews working in life-threatening conditions. Hyperthermia can affect you even when the temperature is above freezing, so it’s important to know the signs and ensure your crew is properly prepared for cold weather. Get the Right Gear Start by dressing right. Layering …

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Jobsite Stress and How to Deal with It

Sure, as the owner of a construction firm, you get to be your own boss, but construction is a very stressful occupation. As a small business owner, you have payroll, taxes and getting new clients to think about. With the construction labor shortage, it can be really difficult to keep your team together. Every building …

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