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The labor shortage for builders is well documented, with some research suggesting as much as 80% of construction companies reporting not being able to find enough skilled workers. While statistics like that tend to grab the headlines, the more important part of the story for contractors is how signi...

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MANAGE YOUR TIME. Sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? You decide what’s important, and then you do it. If only it were that easy. The reality is that managing your time is hard work. First you have to figure out what’s worth spending your time on, then you have to master the discipline that enable...

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Google search for remodelers is always changing, and the changes aren’t always pleasant. If you’ve had a website any time over the past 10 years and you’ve been concerned with your overall search engine visibility, you know one thing is true– Google changes everything at the drop of a hat. As a remo...

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Ever have an installation go well but the relationship gets ruined because of a miscommunication with the homeowner? Or have something go wrong on a job because sales made a verbal promise that was never communicated to the installation crew? Most customer complaints arise during the dead time, from...

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Soft Skills

It’s a mistake to think that the only thing production people can or should do is install. Everybody at a contracting company has a job to do. The owner or general manager (often the same person) runs the business. The salesperson’s job is to get the truck in the driveway. Admin does so many things...

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Talent Scouting

If you were at the Fall Conference in Philadelphia in September, or at the Technology for Contractors conference in Park Slope, UT, last June, you probably heard presentations by Michael Matalone. Michael Matalone, who had a feature article in last month’s Toolbox about finding and keeping talent, i...

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After a turbulent year of adjusting forecasts and changing expectations, 2021 will be a year of reemergence and growth in the construction industry. Rising construction costs and labor shortages persist, challenging the industry to innovate competitive new ideas, while stricter regulations contribut...

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Human resources is a fundamental department in the construction industry. Without human resources, a construction project cannot be completed successfully. Below the experienced professionals at Certified Contractors Network discuss the functions and importance of human resources in the construction...

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Trust plays an essential role in gaining customers and obtaining contracts, and a key driver in lead generation. Traditional lead generation strategies such as television commercials, billboard ads, and radio ads have been less successful with the advancement of technology. Lead generation companies...

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Construction sites are a naturally dangerous setting even when safety is a top priority. As an owner or manager in the contracting industry, it is essential that you take action to protect your company’s employees. Below, the experienced professionals at Certified Contractors Network discuss the imp...

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