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We know what you are going through.  You put too much on the line every day for too little profit and security.

It’s time to start taking steps to ensure that your company thrives and provides you with the means to build up your personal wealth, pay your key employees well, and gain market share from your competitors.

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  • Implement simple marketing systems
  • Make more profit on every job
  • Keep good customers loyal so they don’t leave
  • Increase sales and get more customers
  • Decrease advertising expense while increasing overall marketing effectiveness

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5 Low-cost Ways to Find Construction Workers

For most construction companies, their big challenge is finding and hiring good construction workers for their business. When you don’t have enough laborers, you lose opportunities to get new customers, you put stress on your existing employees, and your current customers begin to complain about their construction schedule.

Contractors need to find construction workers without spending an arm and a leg to get them.

Here are five low-cost ways to get the word out and let people know that you are hiring construction labor:

Magnetic Signs on Company Vehicles

Have magnetic signs made for your crew trucks and other vehicles that are on the road often. What you say on the magnet should be short and specific, such as, “Concrete Laborers Needed” or, “Wall Form Setters Wanted” along with your phone number.

These signs will be seen by other construction workers while the vehicle is on the road, at the gas station, and on the jobsite.

If you perform subcontract work for other companies, such as concrete pumping, placing stone with belts or slingers, or hauling material with dump trucks, then placing this type of sign on those vehicles could put your message right in front of your best candidates.

Sign in Front of Your Office

Place a “Construction Help Wanted” sign in front of your building. Your office may be in an industrial area where other contractors have businesses nearby. If so, then their employees – and your potential hires – drive by your office daily.

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The 8 Steps for Creating Systems in Construction

Last month I gave a presentation at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Over 300 people attended the presentation, which was titled, ‘How to Increase Profitability by Creating Simple, Effective Systems.’In trade magazines and business books we read that business owners and managers have to create systems within their companies. We hear that systems allow […]

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The 80/20 Rule for Contractors

Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian engineer, philosopher and economist. He made several important contributions to economics, and was later credited with what is called the Pareto Principle. The Pareto Principle, often called the 80/20 Rule, is the idea that 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the causes. This principle can be […]

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See Me Speak at World of Concrete 2016

The organizers of the World of Concrete asked me to speak at their convention again this year. This will be the third year that I have been a presenter at the Las Vegas event, which is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries. These are the two presentations […]

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Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

Doug Herbert's Profitable Contractor

A realtor didn’t like doing the normal tasks involved with being a realtor.  He didn’t like meeting with homeowners to “sell” them on letting him list their house for them.  He didn’t like spending his weekends holding open houses. He didn’t like fielding calls in the evenings from people interested in getting information about the […]

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4 Books Every Concrete Contractor Should Read

4 Books for Concrete Contractors

I read a lot of books. Some are outstanding; others seem to miss the mark. Here are four books that I believe every concrete contractor should read to improve their business and life. The next time someone in your family wonders what to get you for a gift, show them this list. The Checklist Manifesto: […]

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How to Make More Money on Construction Projects

Doug Herbert speaks at CFA Convention

I was asked to speak at the Annual Convention of the Concrete Foundations Association of North America (CFA). My speech at the largest gathering of cast-in-place foundation contractors in the country answered the question I am often asked, which is, “How do I make more profit on my construction jobs?” One of the best ways […]

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Doug Herbert Creates Marketing Kit for CFA

CFA Certified Contractor

Earlier this week I attended the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring Convention and the Board of Directors Meeting for the Concrete Foundations Association of North America (CFA) in Reno, Nevada. During the CFA Board of Directors Meeting, I presented to the Board the CFA Certified Foundation Contractor Marketing Kit.  The CFA has a special certification […]

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What Smart Contractors Do To Get The Best Customers

Doug Herbert attends a sales & marketing seminar in Atlanta

I recently attended a marketing boot camp in downtown Atlanta. Since I usually have to travel for these sales and marketing seminars and conferences, it was nice to sleep in my own bed for a change. I am a big proponent of continual learning and improvement.  In order to stay on the cutting edge of […]

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