Finding & keeping the best employees
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Finding & keeping the best employees
There were times in the past when Andrew McCurry would hire people if they could just show up to an interview and pass a drug test. Not anymore. Too many times those poorly vetted hires had issues and didn’t last long enough to become a trained asset to the team. Worse than that, they were a cancer on the crew leading to bad attitudes all the way around... MORE
‘I’ll have what she’s having’
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‘I’ll have what she’s having’
Doug Robbins’ first showroom was built in his backyard. It was small but effective. Over time, he developed big ideas for building a showroom at his shop. It seemed like a natural progression for his growing company. The shop showroom is beautiful, but it never worked out to expectations because people can’t get past the fact that it’s in an industrial park. Now Doug’s just completed a more elaborate showroom at his new house... MORE
Learn to influence people, and watch your success soar
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Learn to influence people, and watch your success soar
When a true leader speaks, people listen. The person with the most influence will be the leader. With more influence, you can achieve success at home, at work, and in every area of life. Here are 10 ways you can increase your influence, and develop your leadership skills... MORE
Avoiding plunder
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Avoiding plunder
One morning when you’re 50 something-years-old standing in the shower at 5am prior to going to work, it comes to you. Why am I doing this? I make good money each year and here I am still busting my butt. I have earned and deserve the right to cut back. Is this all there is to life? Congratulations, you are now entering the mindset of plunder... MORE
Porcelain pavers have arrived
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Porcelain pavers have arrived
At HNA maybe 5 years ago there was a single small booth in a back corner marketing porcelain pavers. This year a substantial portion of the show floor will be devoted to porcelain with a multitude of exhibitors. Contractor John McDonald started installing porcelain about 2 years ago for high-end single family homes. He says, “I get phone calls every day from people interested in porcelain. It's crazy. Now it's probably 15% - 20% of my business and growing”... MORE
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
  • Growth makes you busy; efficiency makes you profitable
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Contractor Profiles

Confessions of a job costing warrior
June/July 2017

Confessions of a job costing warrior

Nothing could stop Christian Brown once he learned how much money he could be making. MORE


Fortifying a downtown lot for outdoor living space
June/July 2017

Fortifying a downtown lot for outdoor living space

Combating neighborhood noise while creating privacy and a unique space to entertain. MORE


The wall no one else would bid
April/May 2017

The wall no one else would bid

Bahler Brothers get creative in constructing a tall wall half way up a steep slope. MORE


Building a backyard showroom
February/March 2017

Building a backyard showroom

Contractor Joe Monello tells how he designed/built his backyard hardscape and uses it as a showroom. MORE


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