The critical issues

You've probably recently received in the mail your April/May issue of Concrete Contractor.  When I sat down for my interview with the subjects of my cover story, Dennis and Gayle Purinton of Purinton Builders in East Granby, Conn., we talked about a lot of issues that didn't make it into the article. Dennis told me the three biggest challenges he faces as the owner of a concrete firm are: 1. finding good employees 2. dealing with government regulations 3. rising insurance costs In order to meet those challenges, Dennis offers full benefits for his employees to stay competitve in the market, is an active member in the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) as a way to stay on top of government regulations, and holds weekly safety meetings and looks for other ways to keep insurance costs to a minimum.