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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
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Dramatic drive solves drainage
It’s hard to look at a beautiful project like this and consider that effective drainage was perhaps its major achievement. This permeable driveway serves as a 1,700 cubic foot detention zone for stormwater pumped 250’ from a far corner of the backyard that used to be a large recurring puddle... MORE
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Taking the old Wal-Mart design challenge
Designer/project manager Carey Owen was hired to create an outdoor relaxation space for Church Mutual Insurance employees. The site was the former garden center of an old Wal-Mart. It was a sunken, cracked concrete slab that drained towards the building. And, because the facility was leased: They couldn’t remove the slab, they couldn’t build outside the slab, and anything added onto the slab had to be removable without damaging it... MORE
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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
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Creating standout hardscapes with natural stone
Few would contest the beauty natural stone brings to the landscape. But, many contractors might be surprised to learn that working with natural stone pavers is comparable to working with concrete pavers. It doesn’t require a specialist stonemason or different techniques to install it... 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

I’ll have what she’s having
October/November 2017

I’ll have what she’s having

A high-end residential property is a highly effective showroom for selling to high-end residential clients. MORE


Confessions of a job costing warrior
August/September 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


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