The New Orleans Shotgun House Finds a New Generation of Admirers

If you follow construction or design blogs and websites, you know about the allure and popularity of tiny homes. From container houses to portable cottages, tiny homes introduce space- and cost-saving opportunities for people who care about their carbon footprints. While some people and professionals look to the future for tiny home opportunities, others are […]

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Thought Leader Series: How Important Is Customer Service in Building Construction?

Lorena Brockman is a blogger for JennsBlahBlahBlog.com and has notable know-how in blogging, travel, fashion, fitness, and food, and has been deemed “Greatest Auntie Ever” by many. To learn more about Lorena, visit her company’s blog at JennsBlahBlahBlog.com. What goes around comes around. That adage can be applied to all aspects of life. It can […]

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Thought Leader Series: Contractors, Ensure You Get the Job!

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences. She authored international bestselling book “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results” and “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.” As a contractor, you know how competitive the market is. When you are contacted by an […]

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Thought Leader Series: Tax Implications of Being an Independent Contractor

Travis is a personal finance blogger who writes at Enemy of Debt, where he shares his family’s financial experiences, struggles and successes. As a father and husband, he provides a unique perspective on balancing debt, finances, and family. Some people are full-time residential and/or commercial contractors, while others are independent contractors, operating independently and setting […]

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Thought Leader Series: 3 Reasons Every Contractor Should Have a Blog

Zac Johnson is a marketing expert who helps professionals and small businesses of all sizes expand their reach and advertising¬†online. Learn more about Zac at his blog. In the world of contracting, we all know how important it is to have positive¬†reviews and provide reliable information to both existing and potential customers. Through the use […]

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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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