Shambaugh & Son, L.P. has announced it has been awarded an Economic Revitalization Area Designation by the City of Fort Wayne in recognition of its planned job creation and square footage growth anticipated from two projects....More
EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its Shambaugh & Son subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Cayuga Milk Ingredients to act as the design/build contractor for its new manufacturing facility in Auburn, New York....More
Little did I or anyone know how big that inflating egg on the ever-growing high wall actually was or how big a mess it would help create, then foster The Great Recession. All we knew was that the level of new residential expansion was totally unsustainable and that we all better make the best of the situation because if we didn’t someone else would....More
On Oct. 1, 1998, I took a step of faith with the publication of my first column in CONTRACTOR, "The 7-1/2 Cardinal Myths of Project Management," and to say my path for the past 13 years since has been interesting would be an understatement...More
It’s an old saying in the trades that if you want to really keep a secret, bury it in a copy of some new building’s specifications, that way it’s sure to be ignored even if it’s noticed. We’ve all read into the hundreds if not thousands of pre-bid specs and how many times have we really read them as opposed to reading over them?...More
Relationship intelligence is critical to succeed in any aspect of life since all endeavors require positive interaction with other human beings. Without the ability to elicit cooperation and action from others a given plan is doomed from the start....More
CONTRACTOR magazine staff started to browse through old magazine issues of The Contractor, Plumbing and Heating Business magazine, and The Ladle, The Business Journal for Master Plumbers and Heating Contractors of New York State. Browse vintage ads from some of the industry's current plumbing manufacturers.