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.
Maintain Your People and Equipment Like Your Profits Depend On It
Maintaining both personnel and equipment performance can be the difference between profit and loss on construction projects.
December 26, 2019
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 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
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
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
Which Construction Drone Should You Deploy?
Unmanned aerial vehicles continue raising standards for project knowledge, pressing on contractors the choice to either own the drone process or hire drone services
July 31, 2018
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
Set Simple Standards to Improve Field Productivity and Reduce Costs
Each step or standard will reduce your costs by small percentage points which will add up to large overall improvements that make a real difference.
July 15, 2020
Questions to Ask a Construction Lawyer Before Hiring
Before you hire a construction lawyer ask these 10 questions to make sure they have the experience and are the best fit for your needs.
February 12, 2020
How to Choose the Right Incentive Program for Your Construction Company
Your bonus and incentive compensation program can be the key to improving your bottom line or can be a drain on cash flow and employee morale
December 19, 2018
Technology Improves Communication and Product Management on Two Ontario Construction Projects
Mobile internet and tablets put all the information to manage a construction project at a project manager’s fingertips, and allow them to communicate changes instantly
July 9, 2020
Cloud-Based Project Management Software Thinks Like a Contractor
Procore project management system speeds Vicano’s communication and collaboration with owners and field people to resolve change orders in hours
July 8, 2019
Don't Make This Change Order Mistake
The most common thing that we see missing from almost every change order is time, and that can cost construction contractors big.
July 8, 2020
How Surety Bonds Work in Case of Construction Contractor Default
As a contractor, your surety provider can actually be your ally in finding creative, and equitable, solutions in case default can’t be avoided
November 10, 2015
Standard Field Installation Techniques Improve Field Productivity
When every crew member installs things the same way, your crew will improve their speed and field efficiency, productivity rate, and standardize your cost estimating variances.
July 1, 2020
5 Habits of Successful Construction Project Managers
Utilizing project management methods effectively can help the building industry reduce the risk of failure and deliver projects more efficiently
June 24, 2020
5 Steps to Build Construction Projects On Time and Under Budget
You can get your construction projects completed on-time and under budget without punch-lists or call-backs by following these simple proven systems from construction business coach George Hedley
May 6, 2020
Business Owners Have to Focus Priorities to Have a Successful Company
If you put long-term priorities first and focus on what will give you the biggest return on energy, you’ll have lots of time for the important things in your business and personal life.
June 17, 2020