• The Biggest Challenges General Contractors Face

    The Biggest Challenges General Contractors Face

    Perhaps the most pressing challenge that general contractors have to face is the lack of people willing to work in the construction industry. Ever since the industry peaked in the 60s, the number of people working as construction workers went on a steady decline and never looked back.

  • Is Buying Your Next Work Truck or Van Online Right for You?

    Is Buying Your Next Work Truck or Van Online Right for You?

    Finding just the right work truck has long been a challenge for any contractor with needs a vehicle beyond a basic F-150. You can buy a used service truck with built-in toolboxes, but will they fit your tools?

  • Cold Weather Safety Tips for General Contractors

    Cold Weather Safety Tips for General Contractors

    Just because the weather makes you go “Brrr!” doesn’t mean you get a break. Contractors and subcontractors are no exception. The issue with this kind of work though, as opposed to say, being a bartender or barista, is that a lot of contracting work involves being outside and exposed to the elements.

  • Networking for General Contractors

    Networking for General Contractors: How to Meet and Greet the Competition

    Meeting the competition doesn’t need to be hard, you can find them almost anywhere you go for work-related stuff. Whether you’re at the lumberyard looking for some nails, the plumbing supply digging for the right elbow, a trade show where you’re going to be milling about with lots of other contractors or on your own building site, contractors are easy to find.

  • Trailer Talk - Common Setups for GCs

    Trailer Talk - Common Setups for GCs

    If your pickup truck just doesn’t let you haul as much as you’d like, it might be time to start looking at trailers. Pull-behind trailers for general contractors come with a seemingly endless amount of variety, and which type you need depends largely on what you need it for. Other factors, such as price and availability also come into play.

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