The Importance of Knowing the Competition

The Importance of Knowing the Competition

“What does it matter who I’m competing against?” Well, it does matter. Think of a game of chess. How can you win over your enemy if you don’t know or understand what they’re moves are? If you just blindly put your pieces out there without giving a care about them, do you think you’ll be…

Tips on Becoming a Confident Contractor

Tips on Becoming a Confident Contractor

What does it mean when you hear the word “confident”? Is it in the way someone talks or in the way they carry themselves? Every builder or contractor that I know has had their patience tested by clients. Whether it’s being questioned if they can really do what was promised, or being asked “do you…

How to Become an Effective Leader

How to Become an Effective Leader

Becoming a leader is easy, but being an effective one takes a lot more effort and dedication. Construction leaders not only need the same skills a project manager has, but they also need extensive knowledge about the construction industry. This means that they have to be more strategic and analytical when it comes managing people and projects.…

How to Manage Your Subbies

How to Manage Your Subbies

Subcontractors or “subbies” are the people that work hand-in-hand with the team to make sure that a construction project is done successfully and efficiently. That’s why it’s important that you, the business owner of the construction company, don’t just hire any subbie off the street to work for you. This is also the reason why…