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Back to School For Contractors

September 5, 2017

As all the kids from preschool to college head back to school, have you considered it might be time for you to return to the classroom? Contractors have various continuing education requirements based on their type of license and licensing state…

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We all are, to some extent, creatures of habit. We religiously hit that alarm with the same “ugh” every morning, wake up, get dressed, press a button for a cup of coffee to flow out of a machine and get going—some with more pep than others.

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Sometimes as a manufacturer, you have to think beyond your product. Actually, if you are good at what you do, you think about the people who use your products and the materials that are compatible with your products every day. One such material for us is gypsum wallboard, and the group leading the charge for all things gypsum is the Gypsum Association (GA).

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A roofer recently was telling a story about how many building owners invite him inside to take breaks during the squelching summer months. His reply always is a simple, “Thank you, but no. I’ll have a stroke.” He goes on to say people are sometimes taken aback by his remark or think he is kidding. In reality, going in and out of extreme hot and cold temperatures can cause heat stroke, and there is nothing funny about that.

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Unavoidable tax time

May 2, 2017

Owning a business is a balancing act of investing in your business and remaining profitable. Tax time, whether you pay quarterly or annually, is not a favorite day. While we cannot make handing over your hard-earned money easier, consider the following to lessen the blow and keep money in your pocket.

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Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. That’s what contractors must do to protect themselves from costly project delays.

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The winter weather is leaving us, the sun is getting brighter and warmer, and spring construction is gearing up. Find out what’s predicted for the rest of the year.

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It’s easy to start a new year with new gadgets and gizmos for your home. Maybe you received some new toys over the holidays, or you just wanted to start the new year with a few exciting additions!
But have you also filled your work van and jobsites with new technological ideas and toys for 2017?

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Frustrated by the workforce that’s available to you? Let’s figure out how you can attract young people into construction and into your company.

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You already know that your bids are crucial to your business. But did you know that just one sentence in your bids might lower your risk as a business owner and subcontractor?

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