Construction Business Owner, December 2011
Construction Business Owner, December 2010 Founded in 1984, Stewart Perry is a Birmingham, Ala.-based construction firm that seeks out repetitive customer relationships. They work primarily in the Southeast and offer commercial construction, civil management and adaptive reuse services. We...
Keeping your jobsite secure starts long before you install your fence and other security measures. This checklist will help you reduce jobsite loss for your next project and give you an increased peace of mind. 1) Identify who will be responsible for security on your site. Determine who...
 Transform your construction projects with the latest technology.Technology has transformed today’s construction processes to involve more automation and less paper, more communication and less confusion and more data integration and fewer errors. From preconstruction to the jobsite, lag time...
Discover new bid opportunities through online services that provide tailored bid notifications.Construction companies often have to stretch to uncover new business development approaches. And many have found that competing for government business provides one new opportunity to build business in...
Richard Drennen - Superior Mechanical“Everybody’s looking for an edge, and this is it,” says Richard Drennen, president of Superior Mechanical, MEP contractors known for their expertise in healthcare facilities. What Drennen speaks so passionately about is how lean manufacturing principles have...
Q: What business practices do successful contractors have in common? A: Over the last year, I have gotten to know several highly profitable and successful construction company owners. They all seem to share several common traits. Follow their lead to grow your business.Establish GoalsThese...
Start your construction business strategic planning today for a successful year.As we move into the recovery phase, the business world operates notably different than it did in 2007. Clients and their needs have changed, and they will face new challenges and opportunities. To effectively lead today...
Recognize the most common fraud techniques in the construction business, and stop theft before it’s too late.With the tough economic times, it is not surprising that employee theft and fraud is on the rise. Most of us feel secure that our employees have high standards of integrity, but it only...
Gain a competitive advantage with sustainable building methods and materials.Green is no longer just a buzzword. It has become a way of life for many industries, including construction. According to McGraw-Hill Construction’s Green Outlook 2011, the green building market is expected to more than...
Address customers’ concerns over volatile energy rates to win more construction jobs.As the year winds down, business owners must determine how they can reduce costs in 2012. Because electricity consumption is one of the largest operating costs, more businesses have started investing in...
Establish expectations and carefully assess sustainable products to successfully complete LEED projects.The eco-friendly construction movement has become a powerful force that has spread throughout the world at an incredible speed and forced designers and contractors to either go green or risk...
 Do your homework to achieve a high ROI on your next construction equipment purchase.From large residential and commercial building development sites to road construction and bridge work, moving material can be one of the most costly jobs for any project. “To bid competitively while increasing...
Key steps to reduce your workers’ comp claims.The construction industry has to deal with thin margins, regardless of economic conditions, and the last several years have tested even the most successful performers.Workers’ compensation insurance, in particular, can be a significant expense on your...