Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs today. Better safety practices combined with an improvement in technology have improved worker safety significantly. Still, 2016 saw 991 worker fatalities in
Is Green Remodeling the Wave of the Future?
Traditional remodeling is not kind to the environment. Even a small remodeling job can create a dumpster full of landfill. New materials require resources to construct and ship. Many new
Best Renovations Before Selling a Home
Many homeowners believe that if they can make some minor repairs or even do some major remodeling, they will sell their home more quickly and for a higher price. The
How to Pick the Perfect Hammer
A hammer is one of the most basic tools in any contractor’s toolbox. Whether you use it for everyday nail pounding, occasional tacking, or heavy-duty demolition, a good hammer is
Wallpaper Removal Tips for Contractors
Wallpaper has been around for centuries. In its modern form, wallpaper has been popular in Europe since the 16th century. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, wallpaper has gone in
Water Conservation Trends Contractors Need to Know About
We’ve all heard the advice. Take shorter showers. Don’t leave the water running when you brush your teeth. But how often do you really think about your water consumption? Even
Priorities to Grow A Contracting Business
Many contractors are incredibly busy, but somehow their profits are not reflecting how hard they work. For many business owners, it seems that there is so much time spent just
How to Run a Successful Contractor Business
There are three types of contractors: contractors whose businesses fail, contractors who get by, and truly successful contractors whose businesses boom and make large profits. Hopefully, you are not the
Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build: What is Best for the Contractor?
There used to be one model for construction project delivery: design-bid-build. In this model, the owner first hires an architectural firm to design the building. The architect hands off the
Is it Better to Rent or Buy Construction Equipment?
There’s lots of exciting, shiny new equipment out there in the construction business. Heavy machinery is exciting to purchase. Owning your own fleet of construction equipment can make you feel