Managing from the Mother Ship: How a National Commercial Contractor Operates

Commercial Construction

The other day I was talking with a Chicago-area client who didn’t realize Englewood is a national general contractor that manages national commercial construction projects across the country.

Survival Guide for General Contractors at Large Construction Firms

ProCore

As the point person for a client, the main wranglers of subcontractors and the supervisor for a project, general contractors at large construction firms have considerable responsibilities that impact the full range of operations at a company.

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How to Choose the Best General Contractor to Partner with for your “First” Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction

The best way to limit those unknowns is by working with an experienced general contractor with extensive historical data to use as the basis for a sophisticated construction pricing model.

The General Contractor’s Survival Guide, Part One: The Essentials

ProCore

and that's good news for contractors who have probably seen a major uptick in business during 2015. general contractor construction general contractorsThe economic recovery has brought a massive increase in construction spending to the U.S.,

Contractors Are Confused About Bookkeeping

Contractor Bookkeeping

Many of you may begin with the thought; I am just a contractor. Contractors usually go from one extreme (doing nothing) to the other (trying to count every bean, every paperclip, all the nails and, the scraps of 2x4’s). Restarting Contractors ContractorsI don’t want to be the business owner; I just want to do the work. That is what is important. Yes, doing the work is important.

Cream of the Crop Contractor: Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric

Constructor Magazine

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric is one of CONTRACTOR’s Cream of the Crop Contractors! Find out why we at CONTRACTOR believe Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric is a top-notch contractor. Plumbing Contractorread more.

Highly Profitable Contractors Continually Adapt To change

Contractor Bookkeeping

When starting out one of the first decisions to be made is “What Type Of Contractor Am I?” This decided during the process of the contractor talking to the Bonding Company, Insurance Company and The State Licensing Board who approves the company’s Contractors License. Are you most comfortable being a Trade or Specialty Contractor? Are you most comfortable being a General Contractor? Are you most comfortable being a Remodel Contractor?

Contractor of the Month:Gold Medal Service

Constructor Magazine

It’s only fitting that Gold Medal Service is CONTRACTOR's Contractor of the Month for January. Gold Medal Service is our Contractor of the Year too! Find out why we at CONTRACTOR magazine believe Gold Medal Service is a top-notch contractor! Plumbing Contractor

The Connected Contractor

Constructor Magazine

I am very pleased to be asked to help kick off the launch of a new magazine called The Connected Contractor. The newsletter title conjures thoughts of a contractor who provides connections to the latest trends. Ken Sinclair, owner/editor/founder AutomatedBuildings.com.

Contractors Messy Bookkeeping Issues Solved

Contractor Bookkeeping

When Contractors are doing their own bookkeeping, it becomes a problem that grows and grows. Contractor BookkeepingMessy Bookkeeping Happens Just A Little At A Time. There is not any limits to the number of transactions that can be entered into QuickBooks improperly. Messy files build transaction by transaction or more simply put invoice by invoice, receipt by receipt all can be entered into QuickBooks improperly. There is no popup that says “This Is WRONG” – Do It Over.

Contractors Accounting Chaos Solutions

Contractor Bookkeeping

Marketing Headline is Contractor needs Accountant. The Answer is Yes – Every Contractor needs a Construction Accountant. The Question is Why Does the Contractor need an Accountant? Does the Contractor have an Accountant? Does the Contractor have Bookkeeper? Definition of Free One Hour Consulting from the contractor side is: I am a General Contractor. Contractors Bookkeeping Services

Contractors Want Better Results Without Changing Anything

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors Are Torn Between Over Or Under Managing Their Bookkeeping. Contractors want to maintain control without making any changes. Business Process Management For ContractorsKeep doing the same thing but expecting a different result.”

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New Year’s Resolutions for Commercial Contractors: Goals and Strategies for Growth

Commercial Construction

Pretty much any national general contractor will tell you they’re in the client service business, but over the years we’ve developed a philosophy that focuses on building relationships with our clients so that we’re a trusted construction partner, not just another vendor.

Survival Guide for General Contractors at Small Firms

ProCore

construction general contractors small construction firms survival guideThe construction market's resurgence is good news for firms of all sizes.

Proven Contractor Bookkeeping Road Map

Contractor Bookkeeping

We Make Contractor Bookkeeping Look Easy. We can speak with conviction about the basics and the more complex issues as you grow your Construction Company, Handyman Company, Trade Contractor or any one of the dozens of Construction Company types we serve. Short List Construction Contractors We Serve. HVAC Contractor. Carpentry Contractor. Insulation Contractor. Carpet And Tile Contractor. Commercial Tenant Improvement Contractor. Contractor.

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2017 Book of Giants: Contractors as manufacturers

Constructor Magazine

Mechanical contractors have run fab shops for years, but the response of major mechanicals to the workforce shortage is taking the strategy much further.

Contractors Are Self Motivated To Be Successful

Contractor Bookkeeping

A person makes the decision to become a contractor. New Contractors Contractor ChatIt’s easy. Now you are the boss; no one to tell you what to do, how to do it when to do it. Yes – It’s easy. It’s Morning, Are you ready?

CONTRACTOR Master Class: Uponor

Constructor Magazine

One of the great things about writing for CONTRACTOR is getting to see the high-quality work of plumbing and heating industry professionals. read more. Piping

Experience vs. Credentials: Does Your Commercial Construction Contractor Make the Grade?

Commercial Construction

But a client vetting a commercial construction firm might wonder if there are specific credentials they should look for to ensure a successful construction job, or if they should place more weight on the contractor’s real-world experience?

Client Relationships: 3 Reasons You Should Listen If Your Commercial Contractor Tells You No

Commercial Construction

Working with a commercial contractor on a negotiated-bid basis, as Englewood Construction does with long-term client American Girl, can minimize the likelihood you’ll hear “no” from your GC during the bidding process.

Is Your Commercial General Contractor More Relevant Than You?

Commercial Construction

It’s rare for the words “cool” and “general contractor” to be used in the same sentence. In person, he embodies the definition of an old-school general contractor.

Contractor Vs. Tax Accountant View Of Financials

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors View Of The Numbers And Tax Accountants View Are Totally Different When Tax Accountants Review The Financial Statements The Year Has Ended. The Contractors Role Is To Review What Is Happening Now and make Strategic Decisions about what to know in order to have a brighter financial future. Profit and Growth Strategies For Contractors Annual Tax Return construction company strategy

Contractor of the Month: JM Lapp Plumbing & Heating

Constructor Magazine

JM Lapp Plumbing & Heating, Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania, is CONTRACTOR's Contractor of the Month for February. Find out why we at CONTRACTOR believe JM Lapp Plumbing & Heating is a top-notch contractor. Plumbing Contractorread more.

How Contractors Maximize Lines Of Credit To Grow Their Businesses

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Candace Jones Representing AAA Credit Guide Contractors that want to grow their businesses have only a few funding options. This is when lines of credit offer the best funding source for contractors to grow their businesses. Contractor Lines Of Credit

Top 115 Contractor Firms

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Can Contractors Use Deadly Force?

Construction Equipment

The Associated Press reports that contractors submitting proposals to build the U.S.-Mexico Questions posed on a website for government contractors included if the government would indemnify companies whose workers use deadly force

Allan Myers Selected ENR MidAtlantic's 2017 Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

The August issue of ENR MidAtlantic will feature Allan Myers as the 2017 ENR MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year

Unique High-Profit Contractors Count All Their Income

Contractor Bookkeeping

For most contractors, an excessive amount of profit is NOT an issue. Some contractors think buying a truck for cash is not traceable). Contractor Bookkeeping Services Cash Flow zLienThe Ripple Effect Of Not Counting All Your Income Happens When You Go To The Bank For A Loan. You need to be able to show the bank that you have enough sales to pay back the loan. There are always more than enough expenses that happen naturally in your Construction Company.

Contractor of the Month: Demand Mechanical

Constructor Magazine

Demand Mechanical, Nashville, Tennessee, is CONTRACTOR's Contractor of the Month for June. Find out why we at CONTRACTOR magazine believe Demand Mechanical is a top-notch contractor. Plumbing Contractor

44 Percent of Contractors Report Vehicles Crashing into Road Projects

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America surveyed more than 700 contractors during March and April and found 44 percent of the contractors had experienced vehicle crashes into their construction sites in 2016.

Choate Construction Named Southeast Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

The Atlanta-based contractor saw increased revenue in 2016, and also became 100% employee-owned

Lochinvar celebrates winning VIP contractors at CMA Fest

Constructor Magazine

Top contractors receive VIP treatment during Nashville Experience trip. Lochinvar recently hosted 16 of its top VIP Contractors and their guests for the annual four-day Nashville Experience. Plumbing Contractor Management

2016 Contractor Website Best Practices Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

Don’t miss out on our 2016 Contractor Website Best Practices webcast on Thursday, March 24 at 1 PM CST. To register for the free 2016 Contractor Website Best Practices Webcast, click here. How up-to-date is your website design? Are you getting enough traffic or leads to your site?

Trump Signs Measure Canceling Contractor 'Blacklisting' Rule

ENR Construction

Action revokes regulation that required potential contractors to disclose violations of labor and safety laws

Contractor Marketing That Actually Works!

Contractor Bookkeeping

The Following Is An Outline From Patrick Ingram's Guest Appearance On The Contractors Success M.A.P. I Highly Recommend all contractors spend some time on his website www.constructionaccountingandconsulting.biz and get to know him/her. Today's Guest Article Features Patrick Ingram.

Top 600 Specialty Contractors had a good year

ENR Construction

The construction market has been growing steadily for the past six years, and, for large specialty contractors, things are looking up

TP Mechanical awarded AGC Safety Contractor of the Year

Constructor Magazine

Commercial Plumbing Plumbing ContractorFive AGC judges, including representatives from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Naval Department and Intel, named three category finalists based on five criteria. TP Mechanical won in the more than 1 million man-hours per year category. read more.

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