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
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
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.
Learn More Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Co-op or Intern Experience
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
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
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
By Pape Fall, Director of Quality Assurance
Many owners and developers see the service of building a building as a commodity – anyone with the right qualifications can do it, and do it (fairly) efficiently.
Learn More Quality Combats Commodity
By Scott Evans, Director of Business Development
We are in the ditch! The project is over budget, it is behind schedule, and the project team is not working together.
Learn More Building Relationships Versus Buildings
by Stacey Berthon, Sr. Vice President
The answer is a resounding YES…and NO. Like most things in life, the answer lies somewhere in the middle, and it really depends on what retail sector you’re talking about. Learn More Is the Impending Death of Sticks and Bricks Retail FAKE NEWS?
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