Guide to Choosing Colors for a Reno

You are a seasoned pro, so it’s easy to know which colors go with building materials and finishes, but it can be difficult for homeowners to visualize the final product once their reno is done. Your work may be impeccable, but if they don’t love the finished product, you’ll be stuck with unhappy customers. While …

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Modernizing your Construction Marketing

The construction industry is seeing unprecedented change in a sector that is traditionally resistant to new ideas. One way the industry is changing is the use of offsite building and technology to improve productivity thanks to the construction labor shortage. Technology is also changing the way builders market themselves, especially since millennials and Gen Z …

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On-site Wood Panel Storage Guidelines

The APA Engineered Wood Association provides comprehensive guidelines for the storage of wood panels on site. Correct on-site storage will allow plywood and OSB wood panels to acclimatize to conditions on the building and prevent a plethora of framing problems down the line. The APA outlines several guidelines on the correct storage of panels to minimize the conditions that can lead to buckling and ridging; after all you’re protecting your investment.

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WiFi Connectivity in New Builds on the Rise

If you are wondering how to build homes with greater appeal to buyers, installing tech is the way to go. A recent survey found 35% of construction companies building single-family homes provided the infrastructure required for a “smart home”. One way to do this is with the installation of a home WiFi network. According to …

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How Mentoring Can Help Improve your Employees

With the labor shortage limiting the size of building crews, construction managers are becoming more inventive and using technology to bridge the gap. One under-utilized tool in every manager’s toolbelt is mentoring. More than half of fortune 500 companies have a mentoring program to help develop talent because it works and it could work for …

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4 Mistakes for Small Contractors to Avoid

When you’re the owner or manager of a small contracting company, you have to wear all the hats! Ordering supplies, writing quotes, managing your team and ensuring your jobs come in on time and under budget. It’s a lot to handle and you can be forgiven for not putting your marketing efforts at the top …

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Labor Still the Number One Challenge for Builders

The December survey of the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index found that 87% of construction professionals site labor shortages and increased costs as their number one concern moving into 2020. Looking back, only 13% of construction professionals thought labor shortages would be a problem in 2011. That number jumped significantly in 2014 when it reached …

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