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Construction Positions Increase 2.8% Year Over Year

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports October 2017 total construction employment of 6.93 million, representing a 187,000-position (2.8%) increase from October 2016. http://www.abc.org/NewsMedia/ConstructionEconomics/ConstructionEconomicUpdate/tabid/270/entryid/9751/construction-numbers-stagnant-in-otherwise-positive-october-jobs-report-says-abc.aspx ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

Wet Weather is Coming. Some Simple Considerations for your Next Dumpster Rental

Contractor Talk has a quick article with some helpful tips around dumpster rentals. Illegal Dumping Location and Positioning Accesibility Weather Details here http://www.contractortalk.com/articles/2017/10/considerations-for-your-next-job-site-dumpster-rental/ ServicePair PRO for just $0.99

Learn How to Be a Star on Customer Review Websites in Home Improvement Industry

If you’re in the home services, trades or renovations business did you know that 88 per cent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations? We know that having a third party control your business reviews isn’t what … Read More

4 Reasons to Never Pull a Permit for a Homeowner

If you’re the contractor on a job for a homeowner, pulling permits will likely be part of the scope of services you’re being paid to provide. You’ll include the cost of the permits plus a fee to cover the time … Read More

Do you know the basics of construction accounting?

Knowing basic financial numbers in your business will save you a ton of heartache and frustration. If you only know one number (say, your revenue number) but not your net income, you might find in 8 months that you’re out … Read More

43 Trade School Jobs Among the Highest Paying Trades

A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades. You can see the whole list here: https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/trade-school-jobs.asp

Housing Permits Down In San Diego by 37%

The San Diego Union Tribune just posted a video about the recent sudden drop in permits being issues (37% in San Diego!) We aren’t seeing a slowdown, are you? Entire article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/real-estate/sd-fi-san-diego-construction-report-20170605-story.html

It’s Really Difficult To Find Good People…So Pay Them Well

We have been saying this for a really long time… It’s really difficult to find good people. With the labor market being so hot for skilled trades, take the advice of paying a great wage to your good workers. Want … Read MoreRead More

How To: Calculating Hourly Rates for a Contractor or Small Business

Are you just starting out in your business? If you need a simple way to come up with an hourly rate for a contractor or small business owner watch this video. [(hourly rate) + (direct expenses) + indirect expenses)] / … Read More

What is a Reasonable Profit in Construction?

ServicePair’s goal is to help put food on the table for skilled tradespeople. We try to collect up and post helpful business articles so contractors can improve their business acumen. The article authored by David J Hoare helps explain how … Read More