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A Match Made In The Cloud
3 years ago

A Match Made in the Cloud

John Struckmann was just a college student painting houses in the summer when he fell in love with the craft and decided he wanted to start his own construction company. John wanted to simplify the home improvement process as he saw that the average homeowner was unable to obtain quality service when in need of […]

5 Qualities of an Effective Construction Project Manager
3 years ago

It’s All About the First Impression

It’s all in the details, especially when you are trying to grow your business and acquire more clients. Potential customers have all sorts of choices out there, so one way for you to beat your competition is to present yourself in a better light than them. The first contact you make with a potential client […]

Your Emails Speak Volumes About Your Company
3 years ago

Your Emails Speak Volumes About Your Company

Even with the presence of construction management software, email still plays a significant role in business interactions. As it is more formal than social media interactions and better for topics that require more in depth answers or a measure of privacy, how you handle emails with your clients or employees speaks volumes about you. Since […]

marketing
3 years ago

Getting the Most from Your Marketing Dollars

Marketing your construction business can be difficult at times … especially when it comes to allocating marketing budgets strategically to ensure the highest potential return. Marketing efforts should always create awareness for your business, as it’s how prospective clients are exposed to your business and ultimately become buying clients. So, how can you ensure you’ll […]

Employee Departure It's Not the End of the World
3 years ago

Employee Departure … It’s Not the End of the World

One of your employees approaches you in person or sends you an email to inform you that he or she is leaving your company. Your first thought? Probably something along the lines of “Oh no, what are we going to do?” No matter the reason – starting their own business, overwhelmed with the work load […]

Tips for Retaining Your Company's New Hires
3 years ago

Tips for Retaining Your Company’s New Hires

So, you’ve spent all the time and money necessary, and maybe you’ve even tried following these tips, all to recruit new employees to your team. You’ve offered them the job and they’ve accepted. Woohoo! Now you want to sit back and breathe a sigh of relief but in reality, for the manager or owner of […]

Tips for Dealing With Negative Online Reviews
3 years ago

Tips for Dealing With Negative Online Reviews

The internet has handed customers (especially angry ones) a platform and a megaphone that can be heard around the world … and the old ways of handling this negativity and defending yourself, or your company, are basically useless in this day and age. If any construction company is caught in the crossfire of angry clients, […]

Managing Millennials In Your Construction Company
3 years ago

Managing Millennials In Your Construction Company

It’s no secret that labor shortages have been an on and off struggle for the construction industry. And companies are having to shift their focus to the culture, work life quality and engagement to attract and retain good employees. But as companies ignore the facts and continue to spend the big bucks on training programs focused […]

Social Media Join Your Audience Where They Already Are
3 years ago

Social Media: Etiquette 101

We’ve covered why your company should have social media and all the benefits it provides … but how should your company handle the various social media networks? Many companies jump in and start playing because social media doesn’t come with any real instructions. And without guidelines and a serious strategy in place, disaster is just a […]

Technology No Longer a Luxury, It's a Necessity
3 years ago

Technology: No Longer a Luxury, It’s a Necessity

From constant miscommunication to scheduling and budgeting issues, so many things can go wrong in a project without the use of construction management software. Is there poor communication between workers and managers in your company? Are your paper-based documents causing errors and rework? Are you attempting to communicate between emails, texts and phone calls? Are […]

Fostering Mental Health in Your Company
3 years ago

The Importance of Fostering Mental Health In Your Company

Most of the talk regarding mental health awareness focuses on people who work in offices and tend to bring their work home with them, as they might be at a greater risk of mental health problems, burnout and high stress levels. But stress affects more than just office executives. The working conditions for many construction […]

Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Construction Company
3 years ago

Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Construction Company

Marketing should be viewed as your construction company’s strategic plan to maximize strengths and downplay weaknesses. It’s also a way to find areas where the company has a competitive advantage, further assess which markets to focus on, understand demographics and set a competitive pricing structure. In order to achieve these goals and help your business […]