Management http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6635/more en Surprisingly simple way to get more word-of-mouth referrals http://contractormag.com/marketing/surprisingly-simple-way-get-more-word-mouth-referrals <div class="node-body article-body">It’s a well-known principle in business that a word-of-mouth referral is one of the most valuable customers you can get.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/marketing/surprisingly-simple-way-get-more-word-mouth-referrals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/marketing/surprisingly-simple-way-get-more-word-mouth-referrals#comments Marketing Registered User Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:24:00 +0000 422971 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock May construction unemployment rates improve in 46 states from 2015 http://contractormag.com/management/may-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-46-states-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Leieritz for Associated Builders and Contractors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction unemployment rates improved in 46 states and throughout the nation in May on a year-over-year basis.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/may-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-46-states-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/may-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-46-states-2015#comments Management Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:15:00 +0000 422771 at http://contractormag.com <p>May 2016 Estimated NSA State Construction Unemployment Rates</p> Ralph Adams of Sykesville named President of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals http://contractormag.com/management/ralph-adams-sykesville-named-president-national-association-oil-and-energy-service-profes <div class="node-body article-body">Ralph Adams of Sykesville has been elected President of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP).</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ralph-adams-sykesville-named-president-national-association-oil-and-energy-service-profes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ralph-adams-sykesville-named-president-national-association-oil-and-energy-service-profes#comments Management Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:18:00 +0000 422751 at http://contractormag.com <p>Ralph Adams.</p> The Wrench Group appoints industry veteran Ken Haines as Chief Executive Officer http://contractormag.com/management/wrench-group-appoints-industry-veteran-ken-haines-chief-executive-officer <div class="node-body article-body">The Wrench Group (“Wrench” or the “Company”) today announced that Ken Haines has been selected to lead the Company.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/wrench-group-appoints-industry-veteran-ken-haines-chief-executive-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/wrench-group-appoints-industry-veteran-ken-haines-chief-executive-officer#comments Management Plumbing Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:46:00 +0000 422721 at http://contractormag.com The Whalen Company investing in affordable home ownership http://contractormag.com/management/whalen-company-investing-affordable-home-ownership <div class="node-body article-body">The Whalen Company is investing in affordable home ownership in Talbot County through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Choptank.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/whalen-company-investing-affordable-home-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/whalen-company-investing-affordable-home-ownership#comments Management Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:03:00 +0000 422661 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Whalen Company is investing in affordable housing with a lead contribution to Habitat Choptank&rsquo;s corporate giving program. Front row from left to right: Craig Wanner, chief operating officer, Emily Lynn, development officer Habitat Choptank, Chuck Mangold, Habitat volunteer and also a corporate sponsor, J.C. Correa, vice president of manufacturing. Back row: Tony Landers, vice president of sales and marketing, Chris Murphy, chief financial officer, and Katie Levitan, human resources administrator.</p> U.S. hourly compensation rates in construction trades http://contractormag.com/management/us-hourly-compensation-rates-construction-trades <div class="field-byline"> by Alex Carrick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article sets the scene for what is already a simmering topic and is sure to heat up further in the months ahead - mounting pressure on wage rates in construction. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/us-hourly-compensation-rates-construction-trades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/us-hourly-compensation-rates-construction-trades#comments Management Plumbing Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:01:00 +0000 422611 at http://contractormag.com How to triumph over bad online reviews http://contractormag.com/management/how-triumph-over-bad-online-reviews <div class="field-byline"> by Joe Dysart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this article from Contracting Business, Joe Dysart discusses strategies for dealing with negative online reviews. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/how-triumph-over-bad-online-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/how-triumph-over-bad-online-reviews#comments Management Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:27:00 +0000 422281 at http://contractormag.com Construction employers seek plank in party platforms http://contractormag.com/management/construction-employers-seek-plank-party-platforms <div class="field-deck"> Letters to DNC, RNC outline key construction industry policy issues </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Construction Employers of America asked the Chairs of the Democratic and Republican Platform Committees to include in their parties’ official platforms strong policies that honor the vital role of union building trade shops. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/construction-employers-seek-plank-party-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/construction-employers-seek-plank-party-platforms#comments Management Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:01:00 +0000 421961 at http://contractormag.com Women key to 21st century mechanical contracting industry http://contractormag.com/best-practices/women-key-21st-century-mechanical-contracting-industry <div class="field-byline"> Carol Peters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The objective of the day: Develop a storyboard that explains what your team does and how it will impact the business over the next year.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/women-key-21st-century-mechanical-contracting-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/women-key-21st-century-mechanical-contracting-industry#comments Best Practices Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 421931 at http://contractormag.com The man in charge http://contractormag.com/yates/man-charge <div class="node-body article-body">Sandra Ramos recently invited me to attend the Women Builds Nations Conference held at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont, Ill.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/man-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/man-charge#comments Yates Plumbing Registered User Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:56:00 +0000 421921 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock