Construction Industry Issues Call for More Education Programs

Although July’s unemployment rate for construction workers reached a 14-year low, industry leaders say there still isn’t enough talent to go around. After the housing bubble burst and the sub-prime mortgage crisis swung into full gear in the early 2000s, many construction professionals shifted into other industries to find work. Very little new talent entered […]

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Native American Contractors Needed for New Casino Project in Northwest Minnesota

In September 2015, construction will start on the Shooting Star Casino, a brand new venue scheduled to open in Spring 2016. White Earth Nation plans to hire Native American construction workers and contractors to erect the building in Bagley, Minnesota. Economic Stimulus In addition to the entertainment aspect of the project, the Shooting Star Casino […]

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7 Ways to Find Construction Bids

Whether you prefer residential, commercial, or government construction projects, you can’t turn a profit unless you find high-quality bids and submit winning proposals. Bidding is as much an art as a science in the construction industry, but you can put these seven tips to use as you seek bids in your sector. 1. Dedicate Profits […]

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How to Become a Licensed Florida Contractor

In November 2014, the Risk Management Monitor reported a staggering lack of skilled talent in the construction industry. The industry needs an influx of dedicated, well-trained contractors, especially in states experiencing high rates of growth, such as Florida. If you’re ready to become a licensed Florida contractor, follow these essential steps. Why Become Licensed? Florida, […]

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How to Start a General Contracting Business

The housing crisis resulted in a severe contractor shortage in Florida, reports the SunSentinel. Now is the perfect time to start a general contracting business because the housing market in the Sunshine State has recovered from the recession and needs skilled hands to staff housing and development projects from Tallahassee to the Everglades. Get Licensed […]

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4 Tips for Asphalt Driveway Paving

New driveways are an investment that many homeowners and businesses make because they add a lot of curb appeal. Here are some tips that will give your customers the best looking and longest lasting product. 1. Proper Drainage If too much water gets under or lies on the driveway it will cause it to crack […]

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