what you need to build a successful construction business

Addressing the Most Painful Time Drains in Contractor Accounting

Author’s Note: The Original Version of this blog, titled Three Financial Time Drains for Trade Contractors, comes from our friends at rinehimerbaker, llc, a provider of outsourced accounting services and accounting software consulting for trade contractors and construction firms in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States. Trade contractors operate in a competitive, often low-margin environment in which it’s service-first….
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Suicide Prevention

September is National Suicide Prevention Month: Will You #BeThe1To?

On-site safety is often the number one priority of construction companies, unfortunately, one of the biggest dangers is not what happens on the job, but off it. Mental health issues are abundant in every industry, but for the construction industry, they are immense. Construction is the number one industry for number of suicides and the number two industry in suicide…
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EGstoltzfus Director Wins Prestigious award

News from CMA Member EGStoltzfus: Shawn Buckwalter Receives ASPE Legacy Award

At the Construction Marketing Association, we like to keep our ear to the ground for news from partners, friends, sponsors, and innovators. Today, we would like to share with you some important news from a construction leader in South Central Pennsylvania, EGStoltzfus. EGStoltzfus Director of Preconstruction Receives Founder of Standards Award from ASPE On August 1, 2017, EGStoltzfus announced that…
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creating a culture of safety

Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a safe workplace is not simply a matter of checking off the boxes; it’s a matter of changing the corporate culture. Years ago, when I first became responsible for worker safety at my company, I realized that drastic changes needed to be made not only to our physical building and our workplace practices but also to the way staff…
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Link Building

How to Launch a Link Building Campaign for Your Construction Firm

There are a number of factors that prospective customers consider when choosing a construction firm. While word-of-mouth (WOM) and recommendations are extremely important, it can be difficult to earn that kind of traffic. To help you get there, you’ll need to take marketing into your own hands. Think – what is one of the first steps you may take when…
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Social Media Relationship

Social Media: Your Online Customer-Business Relationship

Think of social media as your customer-business relationship that exists entirely online. Like any relationship, it takes time, adaptability, dedication, and long-term thinking. Use it as an active line of communication where you can share your promotions, gain feedback, and provide overall customer service. Be personable. Treat your followers like you would a person IRL. If you sent a text…
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Construction Social Media Survey

Survey: Construction Social Media Summit

“Social media is now a primary marketing strategy for all types of brands in the AEC industry,” states Neil M. Brown. Accordingly, as part of the Construction Marketing Association’s upcoming webcast – the Construction Social Media Summit – the CMA is conducting a survey regarding construction social media marketing usage and best practices. All participants of the survey will receive…
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Safety on Site

Keeping a construction site safe, is no easy task. With many various aspects to consider, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The obvious starting point is keeping the construction workers themselves safe whilst they’re at work. As their employer, that’s your responsibility. Another element that you need to consider, is keeping the public safe. From preventing a…
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