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.

BuilderStorm targets SME contractors

Extranet Evolution

UK start-up BuilderStorm seems focused on the SME contractor market, and it is claiming to be BIM level 2 compliant. A relatively recent arrival on the UK SaaS construction software landscape is BuilderStorm.

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.

Essential SEO Tips for Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Are you a contractor that is looking to improve their SEO so that you can earn more clients? This consequently leads to more customers hiring your services as a contractor. Contractor Marketing SEO For ContractorsToday's Guest Article Is From Chris Richardson. When it comes to SEO you can always find new ways of doing things in order to improve the quality of the end result, which is to gain higher results in the search engine results pages.

Our Proven Paperless Contractor Bookkeeping Replaces Bookkeeper

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors Want Paperless Bookkeeping Services To Avoid Hiring A Bookkeeper. The horror stories about bad bookkeepers (in-house or as 1099 contractors) are never ending. For this reason, Contractors are reluctant to interview or hire an outside bookkeeper. Many Contractors are frustrated that the person they hired costs too much appears to know less about bookkeeping than the contractor themselves.

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 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 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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Successful Contractors Employees Produce Results

Contractor Bookkeeping

Hiring Employees Contractors Are The Real HerosExcited that you are busy and hiring employees. How do I know this is true? The number of emails I receive about continuing education that reference employees are increasing. The topics you are sharing include wages, access to company funds, providing employee warm and fuzzies and you want to know what is the true cost including payroll taxes of having a Construction Worker on your payroll.

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?

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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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?

Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

If you’re like me, your social media feed this month is filled with photos of happy graduates celebrating commencement and getting ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Contractors’ favorite apps for efficiency, productivity

Constructor Magazine

There are the apps that mechanical contractors use, such as HVAC design software, thermostats monitoring and/or changing settings, and many manufacturers’ apps, just to name a few.

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?

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.

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

Your Contractor Champion Advocate At Fast Easy Accounting

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractor Champions At Fast Easy Accounting. Contractor Champions at Fast Easy Accounting are like concierges at a five star hotel. Outsourced Contractors Bookkeeping Services Contractor Champion

Contractors Make Decisions Every Minute Of Their Day

Contractor Bookkeeping

Making Decisions Never Ends For Construction Contractors Like You. Rest of the time life as a contractor feels more like the Indy 500. Business Process Management For ContractorsOne of the basics of good decision making is being adaptable. Think of decision making is being in a bumper car. You are constantly driving and trying to avoid the other bumper cars. If you hit one you back up and go again (reminder this is the only safe place to hit other cars).

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.

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.

Construction Accounting Secrets For New Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Construction Accounting Basics For Construction Contractors. Construction Accounting is not a natural mindset for Construction Contractors. Understanding that difference and how it relates to Job Costing and Job Profitability can get contractors like you firmly on the road to financial freedom. Outsourced Accounting Assisted Do-It-Yourself Contractor BookkeepingConstruction Accounting has own language.

Unique Successful Contractors Operate In Reverse To Poor Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Successful Contractors Do The Exact Opposite Of Poor Contractors. It Stands To Reason if you want to more cash flow and profits and more freedom in your life you would copy the operations of highly successful and very profitable contractors.

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.

Preview of Texas & Louisiana's Top Specialty Contractors

ENR Construction

ENR Texas & Louisiana's December 11 print edition will feature the region's annual list of Top Specialty Contractors

Unique Contractor Bookkeeping Workflow For Contractors In U.S.A.

Contractor Bookkeeping

Paperwork, Can't Live With It, Can't Be A Contractor Without It! Contractor Bookkeeping Services WorkflowIt is one of your biggest headaches, heartaches and backaches! It gets in the way and keeps you from getting things done! It reminds you of doing homework when you were in school!

How to Write a Winning Contractor Resume

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractor Contractor ResumeToday's Guest Article Is From Mary Walton. Mary Walton is one of PhD Thesis Writers , community for students who are in the process of dissertation writing. Mary has a blog - Simple Grad , where she shares her knowledge about college life. Also, she is an editor and proofreader at Research Paper Writing Service. --.

The Definitive Guide to Online Marketing for Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Joseph Hughes Founder Of Contractor Dynamics. Joseph Hughes was interviewed for the Contractors Success M.A.P. Contractor MarketingPodcast and was very generous with his time and provided some extremely valuable insights for how you can market your Contracting Company. The article below is a recap of some of the precious gems he shared on the podcast.