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Construction Jobs in 2016

Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016 as a dearth of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would have preferred, says the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. Association officials add that the new Trump administration could help by including workforce development measures as part of its [...]

Measuring Wheel Innovations

A look at what drives innovation in the Pro tool industry By Jim Cook Standing still isn’t an option for any industry, as technological developments and changes in customer tastes make constant innovation a necessity. Check out these measuring wheel innovations and how you can use them. The measuring tool industry may not immediately strike you [...]

A Clean Slate: The Best Ways to Help your Clients Tidy up for Spring

Pro Construction Guide, March 2017 By Lance Allen, Cleaning Merchant, The Home Depot Spring is the beginning of the busy season for contractors, and cleaning projects are great transition jobs as clients dig out from the snow and get ready for outdoor living. Whether helping clients prepare for a project or simply recuperating from winter [...]

10 Growth hacks for contractors

Like founders at many start-ups, Jeremiah Rizzo wears a lot of hats. Since helping co-found the online educational platform in 2014, Rizzo has overseen content acquisition, which includes recruiting contractors to develop and sell their own instructional content on Construct-Ed.com. On top of these duties, he’s also responsible for marketing the site. The job has exposed [...]

RIDGID Electric Quiet Compressor

Perfect for any job with 200 psi The RIDGID 200 PSI 4.5 Gallon Electric Quiet Compressor is powerful and appropriate for any job with 200 psi. Work with multiple people on the jobsite with dual universal quick connectors and use two nailers at once. The new compact and lightweight design makes this electric quiet compressor [...]

STAFDA Convention 2016 Wrap-Up

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) 2016 saw another year of great success in Atlanta. The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association -STAFDA Convention 2016 was held Nov. 8-10 at Atlanta’s World Congress Center, and the show did not disappoint. More than 3,750 members attended the association’s 33rd Annual Convention and Trade Show. [...]

Protecting Construction Workers from Zika

You may not think Zika affects you, based on your location. But if your workers travel to other states for work or pleasure, they may very well be affected. Take a look at these tips to start protecting construction workers  from Zika now By Jennifer Morrell Mosquitoes have long been the outdoor pests we’d love to see [...]

5 Tips for Earning a Profit on Every Job

One of the most important steps contractors can take toward profitability is to forget everything they think they know about pricing jobs. That is among the hard-earned lessons Brothers Who Just Do Gutters Co-founder Ryan Parsons shared in his fourth appearance on Pro Construction Guide PROcast, which is the industry’s only podcast dedicated exclusively to [...]

Trends in white tile for bathrooms

White tile for bathrooms are a popular choice for homeowners who want to bring a larger, brighter feel to their bathroom. “Just because white tile is trending right now, it doesn’t mean we have a bunch of bathrooms that look the same,” said Marcus Hull, a store manager at The Tile Shop in Glen Burnie, Maryland. […]


A Freshening Up: Bathroom Renovation Ideas that Shine

By Sulema Vela, Southern Division Pro Director, The Home Depot As homeowners begin looking ahead to spring renovation projects, now is the time to capitalize and sell the aesthetic and practical benefits of bathroom improvements. Whether applying something as simple as a fresh coat of paint or conducting more detailed fixture overhauls, there are plenty [...]
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