Benefits of Awards: Beyond a Trophy

By Tiffany Fessler, Communications Manager

Each year, the local chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors and the national association host award banquets, handing out Excellence in Construction awards to members for the outstanding projects they delivered that year. We are proud to be among the companies that are honored each year. Learn More Benefits of Awards: Beyond a Trophy

Staying In Touch on the Future of Retail Construction

By Stacey Berthon, Senior Vice President

We get asked a lot about the future of retail construction – what we’re seeing as a general contractor, how long projects are taking to begin, what kinds of projects are out there. Some of these are easy to answer by looking at our current projects and anticipated backlog.  Some questions are harder because most of us recognize the way we purchase products is changing dramatically, and that is impacting what our clients need and how they will buy our services. Learn More Staying In Touch on the Future of Retail Construction

Prefabrication Can Be Key in Reducing Labor Shortage Risks

By Ashley Colburn, Director of SmartBuild

We recently experienced a labor challenge on one of our job sites, not an unusual occurrence in the current economic climate. We were struggling to stay on schedule because we were having a hard time finding enough people to work. Learn More Prefabrication Can Be Key in Reducing Labor Shortage Risks

Why Face-to-Face Communication is Important in Construction

by Tiffany Fessler, Communications Manager

Communication is all about the exchange of information and ideas between people. There are many ways communication happens today – texts, emails, phone calls, Instagram photos – but face-to-face communication still remains a relevant part of business. Learn More Why Face-to-Face Communication is Important in Construction

Historical Renovation: Challenging but Rewarding

By Turner Burton, Vice President

Historic renovations are some of the most rewarding projects we work on, because we are helping to improve a community while preserving a piece of its history. But they are challenging. For developers, a historical renovation is more expensive, takes more time, and requires an extremely detailed review process. New construction is often the more cost efficient and easier option. You could tear a building down, build a new modern structure, and get the same return on your investment — for less money and let’s face it, less headaches. That being said, historic renovations offer a significant value to the community. So, if you’re thinking about taking on the challenge, here are a few things you should know. Learn More Historical Renovation: Challenging but Rewarding

The Retailization of Healthcare – Part 2

By Coker Barton, Senior Vice President Healthcare and Stacey Berthon, Senior Vice President Retail

In the first part of our video series on the retailization of healthcare, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Coker Barton and Senior Vice President of Retail Stacy Berthon discussed the new trend that is pushing healthcare providers to look at their services from a consumer point of view. In part two, Coker and Stacey explain how this shift is driving medical providers to compete and strategize like retail developers.

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The Retailization of Healthcare

By Coker Barton, Senior Vice President Healthcare and Stacey Berthon, Senior Vice President Retail

There is a new trend toward retail-based healthcare, driven by consumers taking a more active role in healthcare decisions and seeking care on their own terms.  This retailization of healthcare is pushing health providers to look at their services from a consumer point of view and to “compete” against other medical providers to provide the quickest and most convenient care.

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Mitigating the Labor Shortage

By Randall Curtis, Executive Vice President

It’s no secret the construction industry is facing a labor shortage. Everybody is busy with work and because of that, everyone in the construction industry is holding on to their staff a little tighter these days. It was once common to flood jobs with labor toward the end of a project, working to overcome any delays during the construction process while still getting clients a quality building on time. But if we rely on that plan in today’s market, we may find those resources are no longer available. A historically transient labor force is now working for one company because there is so much available work for these skilled craftsmen.

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