Heard it again last week. The caller was telling me his town is different. Everybody is cutting prices to get the job. Can't find good employees. Customers tell him that his price is too high. I have to be competitive, etc. Read more about Running a Construction Business - It Isn't Easy
I have had several discussions of late with contractors who can't accept that they should sell quality, value and service instead of trying to play the low price game. Read more about Quality, Value and Service - Or Low Price? Pick One
I was a guest on a construction related forum the other night, answering questions. One of the participants said she had sent several emails and I had not responded. Read more about Responding to Messages
I was reminded of how many times I get to worrying about stuff that may or may not happen and how much actual control I have over those things. Read more about Owning a Successful Construction Business
At the start of break, the crew jumped in a truck, drove 15 minutes to a doughnut shop, had coffee and a doughnut or two, drove 15 minutes back to the job site. Read more about Construction Employees - It's Break Time!
One of our clients called with cash flow problems. Leads were coming in, sales and production was good, correct number of employees for the volume of work, but no money. Read more about Salary and Markup
If your employees consistently take longer than you estimated, you need to change your method of estimating. The human body can only work so fast. Read more about Estimated Time for a Construction Project