Construction Business Owner, October 2012
Understanding contract provisions and exclusions could save you a fortune.
Insurance for a contractor’s equipment is usually underwritten on a non-standard form, typically referred to as an inland marine policy, and this coverage may vary widely among insurance companies. Contractors equipment coverage may also be included as part of a master property program insuring...
Why it pays to think like a manufacturing firm.
This is the third article of a three-part series that will examine important productivity drivers representing the construction industry’s future. Idyllic pastures in America’s heartland underwent a metamorphosis when the automobile transformed the landscape. Technology and mass production gave...
While there is no formula that guarantees sales success, repeating these solid strategies will yield consistent results.
Selling construction services can be simple: Develop a winning selling system that beats your competition on a regular basis. Your company organizational chart can also be simple. In order to build a profitable company, you have to do only two things well: get work and build work. The primary...
Fleet management companies can put you in the driver's seat. A new strategy for minimizing capital requirements while maximizing access to company vehicles is gaining momentum: a “total transportation solution.” A total transportation solution begins with right-sizing the vehicles that your...
An early start allows time to take proactive steps and better position your company for tax time.
Contractors who consider CPAs to be merely singularly focused, boring number crunchers probably have hired the wrong CPA. An engaged construction CPA is actually similar to a circus ringmaster who introduces important aspects of the show while directing the audience’s attention and focus. Expert...
Compact radius excavators have evolved to tackle confined jobsite demands without sacrificing power. More and more operators are recognizing the versatility and productivity of compact radius excavators. These excavators have a reduced- or zero-tail swing so operators can work on jobsites...
Expand versatility and reduce operation costs with attachments for your machines. With the rising costs of transporting and maintaining equipment, expanding an excavator or wheel loader’s versatility can provide a cost-efficient alternative to running dedicated machines on the jobsite. Already...
Minimize costly jobsite errors with a simple process shift. Construction projects often involve tracking hundreds, or even thousands, of details. Every day presents an opportunity for project expenditures to spiral out of control. Minimizing costly jobsite errors requires a shift in process....
Recognize the versatility of the compact tool carrier for low-cost hauling.Compact tool carriers (CTC) may not be as well-known as loader-backhoes and skid-steer loaders, but a growing number of construction businesses find these versatile little machines to be indispensable. AdvantagesThe...