The stars have aligned and you are finally ready to tackle those renovations. First things first. Time to hire the right general contractor for the job. The bottom line isn’t the only information you’ll want to obtain. Feel confident in your selection by asking these...

It’s no secret that we love renovations, and we’re always looking for the best and most efficient ways to optimize a space. But we understand not all homeowners warm up to the idea of massive demolitions, and not everyone immediately embraces the ambitious task of...

Summer is now in full swing. The days are longer, the nights are warmer and you’re in full-on fun-in-the-sun planning mode. Whether you’re hosting a backyard bash for family and friends or preparing for out-of-town guests, you’ll want to ensure your home is presentation ready....

Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to apply for a permit? Completed permit application form 3 copies of the complete plans, showing all structural components. 3 copies of a site plan showing the proposed location of the project in relation to any other buildings on the property, the...

Changing the kitchen cabinets can be your quickest path to creating a whole new room. If you’re looking to breathe new life into your kitchen scenery but don’t have the time or budget to commit to a complete overhaul, your best bet is giving your...

There are basically 3 types of roof leaks. The first type is where water is leaking through the roof system while it is raining. This could include leaks due to improper installation of the shingles, damaged or deteriorated shingles or poor flashing details at chimneys...

With the continued and growing emphasis on sustainability in construction we could be on the verge of a radical shift in how we think about the current stock of buildings. The time may be coming when we stop planning for building replacement, and instead plan for building reuse. That in turn would significantly change the roles of designers and builders.

Learn how to market your contractor business professionally. In depth knowledge of attracting clients with online marketing strategies and deep thinking about who you want your clients to be.

The housing industry has proceeded at a red-hot pace for several years running. An all-time record was set in 1998, when 886,000 new-site single family homes were sold. That represented a 10% gain from the robust total of 804,000 homes sold in 1997, and an 8.1% rise from the prior record of 819,000 units in 1977. Single-family housing construction accounted for $48 million of the total $125 million generated in the industry.

Last night, Construction was honored to accept a Best Builders Award from the Associated General Contractors of Vermont for the construction of the $31.3 million Vermont Public Health Laboratory. There is so much to celebrate about this project – from both a construction and community perspective – and it was so gratifying to have that impact formally recognized in the contracting community.

A forklift used at one construction site might not be the best for another. Specific construction tasks vary, as do weight and size needs. Terrain and environmental factors can make a difference when it comes to the effectiveness of your forklift. A forklift buyers guide like this can help you find the right forklift for your needs.

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