Profit Matters: Articles
How-to information, tips and case studies to squeeze the most profit from your construction projects and improve your company’s bottom line.
Stay on Track to Profitability with Business Scorecards
As the head coach of your business you must have an updated scorecard to know and track your numbers, statistics, results, progress, and the score at all times to stay headed in the right direction.
December 2, 2020
Labor & Workforce Development
How Much Should a Concrete Finisher Make?
Concrete finishers earn an average of $30,000 - $70,000 per year. How much should you be making?
January 2, 2020
How Estimating Less Jobs Can Win More Construction Work
Follow construction business coach George Hedley's three-step plan to help your company win more contracts without losing money on free estimates.
November 18, 2020
10 Technologies Improving All Aspects of Construction
Emerging technologies are enabling operators to more precisely survey and plan the elements of a construction project, perform various construction tasks, and develop and maintain a vital database of construction fleet data.
September 1, 2020
Customer Service Is More Important Than Low Price
Range and Civil Construction, LLC has always had customer service as a key company focus, and the company grew from $0 to $16 million plus, keeping the customer at the center of it all.
November 4, 2020
Does 3D Scanning Live Up to the Hype for the Construction Industry?
Construction stakeholders are realizing the value that 3D scanning technology provides and using the tool throughout the project lifecycle.
John Brown, DJM
October 30, 2020
The Key to Faster Construction Payment: Better Communication
Most recent Levelset survey of contractors suggests the three biggest factors helping contractors get paid faster boil down to communication: expectations, status and timelines
October 27, 2020
Drone Service Boosts ANDRES Project Completion, Teamwork and Quality Control
One contractor’s primer on drones improving construction includes gathering site imagery routinely to track progress, keep everybody on the same page and document quality work
October 22, 2020
Caterpillar Revives Popular Video Series with Trial 9: PAC-MAN
In this video, operators use remote controls to navigate skid steers around a life-size PAC-MAN™ board, showing how Cat equipment and services are there to help customers around every corner
Caterpillar - Cat
October 20, 2020
Improving Safety and Compliance Risk Management: Why Technology is the Key to Consistency
By relying on effective technology and expertise to ensure contractors and vendors are qualified and compliant with company and industry-specific policies, rental companies can better manage evolving risks to create stronger, safer businesses.
October 19, 2020
6 Things to Include in Every Construction Contract
Addressing these six topics in every construction contract can minimize confusion, make clear everyone’s respective responsibilities and should reduce disputes.
October 14, 2020
Virtual Reality Brings Innovation, Efficiency to Construction
The ability to train, measure and certify people through virtual reality is incredibly valuable and can save construction companies large amounts of money each year.
October 8, 2020
Differentiate Your Construction Company to Make More Money
You’ve got to offer more turnkey and ongoing value-added services to make your company more attractive to customers and prospects.
October 7, 2020
Five Common Causes of Construction's Most Expensive Errors
Key reasons so many construction projects are delivered late and over budget. And how to correct them
September 23, 2020
3 Ways IP Security Cameras Help Maintain COVID-19 Construction Health Guidelines
While construction nationwide has largely resumed after the initial pandemic shut-downs, the primary issue now is how to stay in business under unrelenting threat of disease transmission
September 17, 2020
Ryan Companies Bests COVID-19 and Project Performance with Integrated Software
One of the largest general contractors in the US carefully selects best-practice apps to integrate into their Procore experience, encouraging use and refining expertise with the software
September 16, 2020
Don't Settle for Low Construction Margins
Decide what you need to do to build a high margin business by deciding how you want your company to operate in the future
September 16, 2020
5 Tips for Selecting the Best Construction Accounting Software for Subcontractors
Cloud-based accounting software is a powerful and flexible option designed for construction subcontractor businesses like yours.
September 12, 2020
4 Lien Release Mistakes to Avoid
A lien release is a document that releases certain rights, typically lien rights; but depending on the document itself, they could be more.
September 9, 2020
Make the Right Construction Bids and Make More Money
Bidding more work, at low price, is never the answer to growing a successful construction business and making money.
September 2, 2020
Best Practices for Cost-Saving Construction Waste Management
Today's economy makes it time to understand the importance of recycling construction debris to save project costs and keep landfills from overflowing
August 24, 2020
Get Tough with Customers to Get What You Deserve
Should contractors continue to put customer relationships first, even though they’re treated as a commodity by customers who award solely on the lowest price?
August 19, 2020
The Making of a Leader: The Construction Vice President
The role of construction vice president has expanded to take on more-specific responsibilities, demanding an individual who is more skilled and schooled in ways to grow the company
February 27, 2017
3 Things Keeping Your Construction Business From Scaling Successfully
As your company scales, it’s common to experience setbacks; but with foresight, planning, and the right tools, you can mitigate potential setbacks so they don’t derail your business
June 4, 2018