Recent Blog Posts

  • Do You Want to Be a Contractor or a Construction Business Owner?

    February 1, 2017
    Many remodelers launch a company without a business plan or any written goals. If that description fits, and if your business is close to the $1 million in sales threshold, or if you want to grow past that milestone, you’re at an important crossroads.
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  • Contractor Jobsite Trailer Ideas

    January 15, 2017
    Having the right tool for the job can make all the difference in the world -- especially in the contracting business. Furthermore, having the right place to store and use your tools at the jobsite can do wonders for efficiency. Customized jobsite trailers are nothing new.
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  • How to Market Your Small Contractor Company

    January 1, 2017
    Without a doubt, the best marketing for a small contractor company starts with a job well done. That alone can showcase your company’s dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability. Quality work is the foundation that word-of-mouth is built upon.
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  • Guide to Buying Better Lumber

    December 15, 2016
    The biggest factor in determining the type and quality of wood that you’ll use for your next project is the project itself. That’s because certain varieties of wood are best suited for certain projects.
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  • Getting your Contracting Business on the Internet

    December 1, 2016
    The construction business is one of the fastest growing industries once again, thanks to increase housing demand and lender activity. In today’s changing technological world, it is important for contractors to roll with these changes.
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  • Which Home Improvements Pay Off?

    November 15, 2016
    To answer this question correctly, first you must decide what the “payoff” means. If a home improvement is meant to improve your life or that of your family, then you can’t discount the value there.
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  • Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

    November 1, 2016
    Window moisture is indicative of a larger problem. Over time, this moisture can lead to mold, mildew and eventually rotting of the trim and window framing. Just to be sure though, check for leaks around your window. Obviously, this would just occur during rainy weather.
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  • Tips for Contactors When Hiring Employees

    October 15, 2016
    If you’re a contractor, then like most business owners, whether large or small, you are often faced with having to hire employees. For small businesses, the need to hire employees is often a good sign, meaning that their business is growing.
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  • Tips for Building a Stair Case

    October 1, 2016
    Building a stair case can be an intimidating endeavor, regardless of skill level. Most of the time though, only a simple staircases is needed. No need for elaborate spirals and exotic materials -- just the basics. Any staircase, regardless of design, has certain things in common.
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  • What Every Contractor Should do Before Starting a Job

    September 15, 2016
    Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way. Before starting any job, make sure it is one that you have the knowledge, equipment, manpower and time, to finish safely for both you and the homeowner. Assuming all qualifications, licensing and insurance are in order, what’s left?
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