One of the main causes of a delay on a construction job happens to be one of the things you have no control over: the weather. When a big thunderstorm, tornado, hurricane, ice storm, or blizzard blows into town, you simply have to shut down work.
One of the most important aspects of owning and operating a construction company is safety. It’s absolutely vital that you and your crew practice good safety habits to avoid injuries.
Do you have a succession plan for your construction company? If you don’t, you’re leaving your entire business open to a number of risks. Unfortunately, a number of companies (both in construction and in other industries) don’t have succession plans.
Paperwork: there seems never to be an end to it. Whether you’re filling out orders, doing spreadsheets, or completing agreements, there’s always some kind of paperwork to do People may not realize it, but the construction industry has just as much paperwork, if not more, as other industries do. Fortunately, while there are still many forms to complete and documents to submit, the electronic age has moved a lot of this paperwork online.
You may think that social media is only used for posting your latest meal and keeping up to date with friends. Not anymore. Social media has become the new frontier for marketing and can be the best ally for your small business if used correctly.
When people think of the Internet of Things (the IoT) and how it’s transforming industries, many people think of retail, manufacturing, and other jobs that heavily rely on computers and technology. Few people think about the construction industry.
Every year, there are new trends that appear in the construction industry, and 2019 will be no exception. Many construction company owners have already been looking back at 2018 to try and determine what trends will rise this year.
In recent years, the construction industry has grown, and with this growth comes the demand for more skilled employees. Unfortunately, the number of qualified applicants hasn’t increased to meet this demand, leaving many construction crews shorthanded.
When it comes to growing your construction company, you have two choices: keep on doing what you’re doing and hope that you can expand, or craft a plan for growing your business through strategic objectives.
The summer is often the busiest season for trade companies, including construction businesses. The longer days and nice weather mean that projects are usually moving at full speed, and in many parts of the country, there’s nothing to slow down work like there is in the winter.