The Hoar Blog

Preparing Construction Sites for Extreme Weather

By Hoar Construction’s Safety Team

Working in the Southeast requires that we be ready for extreme weather, especially during the fall months when the Atlantic hurricane season hits full force. This year has been no exception. With three named hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, and Nate – hitting the U.S. mainland, we had our share of making sure our sites and offices were ready. Learn More Preparing Construction Sites for Extreme Weather

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

Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Co-op or Intern Experience

By: Hoar Recruiting Committee

We’re traveling to job fairs and career expos around the country in September and October and focused on recruiting our next set of stellar co-ops and interns. Here’s a few tips we put together from our recruiting committee to help our future co-workers make the most of their time in the office or out in the field.

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Asking “Why” Can Lead Us to More Lean Ideas

By Randall Curtis, Executive Vice President

The labor shortage is very real in the construction industry. Just this week the Associated General Contractors of America reported that 70 percent of construction firms nationally are having problems finding qualified workers. We’ve seen this on our own jobs as well. Learn More Asking “Why” Can Lead Us to More Lean Ideas

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

Hurricane Season: Ways to be Prepared for Fall Storms

By Hoar Construction

Tropical Storm Emily, which soaked the West Coast of Florida Monday, was a reminder we’re heading into peak hurricane season in the Atlantic. While hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30, we generally see the most activity August through October. This is also the time when many of our project teams start watching the weather more closely. Learn More Hurricane Season: Ways to be Prepared for Fall Storms

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