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What’s in Store for Lumber Prices in the Wake of 2017’s Hurricane Season?

Even if you work outside of areas affected by the biggest hurricanes of the 2017 season (so far), you’ll still see their impact.  Historically speaking, lumber prices always rise in the wake of a...

Steel Tariffs and You: What Contractors Need to Know

If you’re already working on projects that require significant quantities of metal, buy up what you can find at the best prices possible. Check your contracts for clauses that provide for an increase in...

Ensuring Your Labor Supply is Legal

The world has become a much smaller place and that’s something every contractor needs to keep in mind when hiring employees and subcontractors. From immigrants who haven’t obtained the proper paperwork to join the...

Tips for Improving Soil Retention on the Job Site

Regardless of how you approach soil retention on the job site, keep in mind that you should always discuss the matter with the property owners first. This will let you get their input and...

Nest Thermostats are Simple Energy Efficient Upgrades For Every Home

Both the Nest Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E have some pretty impressive equipment under the hood. They don’t just measure the temperature in the room. They can also measure room humidity, sense... Source: contractortalk.com =>Nest...

Planes, Trains and More: Traveling Safely with Your Tools

Not all contractors like to or want to travel outside their traditional service areas unless they can do so in their work vehicles. But occasionally, circumstances may require taking some of your hand and...

What Does the Job of Foreman Actually Entail?

There's a reason the foreman of a construction company is considered the owner's right hand. He or she must effectively and efficiently handle almost anything the owner would do when on the job site. Source:...

The Value of a Dash Cam for Contractors

Dash cams may have started out as valuable police car accessories, but they're an important asset for any contractor who has business vehicles on the road. For well under $100, you can install a...

YouthBuild Grants Encourage Young People in Construction

Many young people who are considered at-risk youth generally are struggling with several issues, one of which is a lack of work opportunities. Given the chance, many of these kids would opt to learn...

Danner® Stronghold Work Boots Steal the Show

Your boots are often the only thing standing between you and hazards like spills and potential shocks from live electricity on the job site. Whether you’re climbing a ladder or framing a wall, Danner...

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