It’s rare for the words “cool” and “general contractor” to be used in the same sentence. But the other day my teenage daughter and her friends decided to Google their dads to see what came up and for a brief moment, I – who receives eye rolls for being so uncool – was suddenly quasi-famous. […]
While the shopping center experience is far from over, it’s safe to say that shopping center developers and owners are working harder than ever to compete for foot traffic. The rise of on-line shopping has been a boon to retailers, but if we are honest, it has been detrimental to commercial general construction, with the […]
While there are three sides to every story, recent commercial construction news stories like this one from the Chicago Tribune, “Construction firm caught in contract probe”, really burn me up. If the story proves true it not only is a blemish on the commercial construction industry, but it shows a violation of trust with a […]
In today’s economic climate, most retail development firms, shopping center landlords, office building owners and especially general commercial construction contractors would be wise to take a step back and ask themselves if they are leaving any money on the table when it comes to new business and servicing their customers.
If I had a dollar for every time I had to set the record straight on commercial construction costs and change orders… I would still have this job. But, I would also be a lot richer. There’s a misconception that general construction contractors love change orders. Trust me, we don’t. To prove it, I’m going […]