• Can You Be Held Responsible for an “Ugly” Job?

    Can You Be Held Responsible for an “Ugly” Job?

    Maybe you’ve already been accused of doing ugly work and you’re trying to sort it.  This is a hard line to walk if you’ve not already managed client expectations and gotten a very detailed description of the work you were doing in writing. 

  • What is a Craftsmanship Warranty and Should You Offer One?

    What is a Craftsmanship Warranty and Should You Offer One?

    You did the work, you’re a craftsman, what else would anyone possibly need?  A warranty, maybe?  Just like a building materials company offers product warranties, many contractors offer a craftsmanship warranty for some time period following the install of a product or construction of a structure.

  • Gantt Charting 101

    Gantt Charting 101

    Organization is extremely important when bidding and planning large jobs. Being able to effectively estimate the flow of a job and determine how long different aspects of the job will take. One tool that’s often used for this is the Gantt chart. When properly created, one of these charts can tell you at a glance both how long an entire job should take and where each aspect of the job falls within that time span.

  • Is Your High Visibility Work Gear OSHA Compliant?

    Is Your High Visibility Work Gear OSHA Compliant?

    High visibility gear is often one of those things that you know when you see it, but what if you’ve never really seen it? OSHA has pretty specific standards for different types of work environments and what high visibility means for each of them.

  • 3 Trade Shows to Show Up For in 2020

    3 Trade Shows to Show Up For in 2020

    Consider attending a trade show, where you can get up to speed on the latest methods, updates and knowledge available, browse cutting edge products and services and network with other general contractors. If you’re looking for nationally acclaimed trade shows going on in 2020, chances are high you’re headed to Las Vegas.

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