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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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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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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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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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To truly consider a project finished, go one step beyond installation with marketing and promotion. This could be the easiest part of any job. And we can help you take care of it.

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An architect, a building owner and a contractor walk into a bar.
Okay, there is no punch line. But we bet the conversation they’d have in a bar about curves would be interesting. That’s why we are sharing these parties’ perspectives about curves, starting this month with an architect’s perspective.

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How many of you remember the old ad slogan: “Let your fingers do the walking?” Now that phonebooks are almost obsolete, and we now flip through various electronic devices to find what we need, we’ve built a new online tool that will let your fingers skip, slide and tap to help you find information that will indeed make your job easier.

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I can clearly remember when I first began running small construction jobs, how my boss and good friend Jim began teaching me the ins and outs of the whole construction management deal. I had been a carpenter for many years, and all the materials we used were always already on the job, as if they’d magically appeared for us. I knew they came from somewhere, but I don’t know that I ever gave it a second thought. Now that I was in charge of the whole thing, suddenly I had to know. The lessons I learned from him have stayed with me.

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Framing with laser levels

October 6, 2015

In a lot of our how-to videos and articles, you’ll notice that the steps include framing out arches and lines on the floor with a tape measure. Well, we like the old school way. Despite our preferences, contractors today have plenty of technology available to allow them to work smarter. The laser level is among the tools that make it happen. In place of plumb lines and tape measures, laser levels allow you to draw and frame level and plumb lines.

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We’re on Pinterest

July 7, 2015

The time has come… we have officially joined Pinterest! Some of you reading this may not even know what Pinterest is, so for those that are a bit skeptical here is a brief explanation and what you can expect to find from us on this platform.

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