Finding and Hiring Construction Employees

By Devon Stone – (Sep 16, 2021)

This one-hour presentation by Contractor Staffing Source explains how to find and hire employees for your construction business.

Make Time by Delegating

By Michael Stone – (Aug 18, 2021)

It’s easy to fool yourself into believing it’s better to do it yourself, until you realize the things you’re supposed to do aren’t getting done.

The Cost of Callbacks

By Michael Stone – (Feb 3, 2021)

Having to return to a previous job and fix something that’s wrong costs money. Knowing the cost of a callback helps you or your crew to be more diligent to avoid them in the future.

Clients and Your Job Schedule

By Michael Stone – (Jul 8, 2020)

One of the concerns a homeowner has when they’ve hired a contractor is whether they’ll do what they said they’ll do. It is a legitimate concern. They don’t know what’s going on in your head, only what’s happening with their job.

Setting and Keeping a Schedule

By Michael Stone – (Sep 5, 2018)

The job is sold, schedule is set, project gets started, and suddenly it’s behind schedule. When it happens, it eats into your profit and upsets your clients.

Client Causing Job Delays

By Michael Stone – (Oct 19, 2016)

If you want to lose money on a job, agree to let your client do part of the job or provide their own materials without setting clear boundaries.

Subs or Employees – Are Subs More Expensive?

By Michael Stone – (Jun 1, 2016)

Does subcontracting raise the price of the project?

Getting Jobs Built

By Michael Stone – (Jul 2, 2014)

Three approaches to managing jobs. Also, paying production employees and making sure the work gets done. 

Most Profitable Construction Business Model: Do You Need Employees?

By Michael Stone – (May 21, 2014)

What is the most profitable construction business model? Do you need employees? /p>

Subcontractors or Employees?

By Michael Stone – (May 7, 2014)

Sometimes they request you use employees instead of subs, or work on a T&M basis. Clients don’t understand how the construction world works. It’s your job to educate them.

Keep Production Time Productive

By Michael Stone – (Aug 28, 2013)

It's time to discuss production issues on construction projects that are often overlooked. Because time wasted on a job comes right out of profit.

Building Quality Jobs

By Michael Stone – (Oct 27, 2012)

How do you define quality? Who sets the standard?

Security on a Residential Construction Job

By Michael Stone – (Jul 6, 2007)

While working on a new residential walkway project last week, we were confronted with an irate neighbor. The crew had just begun using a jack hammer and concrete saw…

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