• Spotlight on Specialties: Welding & Steel Trades

    Spotlight on Specialties: Welding & Steel Trades

    There is no easy way in if you’re thinking of specializing in welding or steel construction in general. Steel requires skill, and the only way that you can get that skill is to either learn it on the job or hire on crew members that already have those skills.

  • Ensuring Your Labor Supply is Legal

    Ensuring Your Labor Supply is Legal

    The world has become a much smaller place and that’s something every contractor needs to keep in mind when hiring employees and subcontractors. From immigrants who haven’t obtained the proper paperwork to join the workforce to youngsters looking to skirt labor laws for a summer job, keeping your crew legal is...

  • Is it Ever Advisable to Keep a Deposit on a Job That Falls Through?

    Is it Ever Advisable to Keep a Deposit on a Job That Falls Through?

    A customer who feels treated unfairly (and that’s the risk the contractor takes if he keeps the deposit) will waste no time telling anyone who will listen that they were cheated out of their deposit by a contractor.

  • Best Website Practices for Contractors

    Best Website Practices for Contractors

    Having a business means having some sort of web presence for that business. The kind of web presence you choose for your business depends on several factors, but whatever approach you choose to take, you’ll want to make sure you’re presenting the best version of you and your business.

  • Everything you Wanted to Know About Track Saws

    Everything you Wanted to Know About Track Saws (But Never Thought to Ask)

    At first glance, a track saw may appear similar to a circular saw. This cutting tool isn’t exactly the same thing, though; it has a base that fits directly into a channel, allowing it to make very precise cuts to wood and other materials.

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