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Contractorcoaching.com: Construction Jobs Outpaces Workers Availability

After years of trimming jobs in the wake of the Great Recession, contractors and subcontractors say the pendulum has swung the other way, and now they are looking to hire skilled workers who are no longer available in the job market.

“I said this two years ago, if we have a full-speed recovery in the construction industry, we will not have the available workers to fill the jobs,” said Henry Goudreau, CEO & Founder of HG & Associates, Inc., and http://www.contractorcoaching.com. “The only way to correct this is by a grassroots effort by contractors in offering training, or convincing high school candidates to take construction training courses. It is in our best interest to start working on this now rather than later.”

To make up the shortfall, builders are training workers themselves, recruiting from outside the area and working with local technical schools on a slate of new training programs expected to begin in the fall.

Goudreau offers a report for contractors on how to increase sales and drive more money to their bottom-line. It is free for contractors by going to http://tinyurl.com/me78v37.
Henry Goudreau is known as the most sought-after business-building coach, speaker, and author for contractors. He is famous for turning around the problem plagued construction business, building profits, freeing up the owner’s time, and streamlining processes that build success, brand, and loyalty.

He offers business-building advice to contractors at his web site, and works with owners mastering and implementing his proven business model. This virtual road map for contractors helps them to build powerful niches and a true understanding of what it takes to be profitable.

Goudreau can be reached at (941) 377-1254.

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Contact Info:
Henry Goudreau
HG & Associates, Inc.
5824 Bee Ridge Rd., #316
Sarasota, FL 34233
PHONE: 941-377-1254
FAX: 941-377-8761
EMAIL: henry@hgassociates.com
WEB: http://www.contractorcoaching.com/

 

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Fix8 Total Construction Supply

When it comes to looking for a one stop shop for meeting all of your construction supply needs, then Fix 8 look to have things covered. They have recognised that whilst many people want to shop around for value for money, that the same busy people do not also want to waste time, which would be better spent working, rather than driving around four or five different shops in order to save the very last penny. Given the cost of fuel on top of this then finding one supplier such as Fix 8 that can fulfil all of your construction needs can be a great time and money saver.

Firstly they carry a huge range of fasteners and fixings online from simple screws through to frame fixings and even heavyweight concrete anchors, all of which can be ordered for next day delivery if ordered before 4pm. They also have a dedicated section on their website detailing technical dimensions and specifications of all of the fasteners and fixings that they sell, taking the guesswork out of choosing the right product for the job. This is backed up by company staff that have an outstanding knowledge of fasteners and fixings, and they can provide realistic, practical advice on which products you need to use, and they are all just a phone call away.

Secondly they carry a wide range of professional grade power tools and accessories, also with guaranteed next day delivery. This is because Fix 8 know that when your old drill packs up, or your existing cordless drill battery dies, that you need to be back up and running as soon as possible. It is also the reason why every range of power tools sold by them has been chosen not just to offer you the best price, but also a power tool that is going to last you a long time. Whilst other suppliers maybe happy to sell you a brand new angle grinder every year, Fix 8 would far rather they sell you the right one just the once, rather than the wrong one several times over.

Fix 8 are dedicated to providing you with the best customer service possible, and to their mind good customer service is supplying you with a power tool that lasts for years, not months; along with supplying a vast range of industry products at trade prices.

They also carry an extensive range of general construction products such as fillers, sealants, adhesive and paints as an example. In addition to this they also have an extensive range of hand tools such as general building tools, through to more specialist plumbing tools.

One look at their website and you will see that if you are in the construction industry then there are very few jobs that you will undertake whereby Fix 8 cannot supply everything you need from start to finish, from the power drill you need to make a hole, to the frame fixing you then put in the hole, through to the paint you end up using to paint the frame with. Lastly when it comes to keeping you safe whilst doing every stage of the task in hand then Fix 8 also have an extensive range of safety and personal protection products from protective eye wear, to safety gloves and boots to offer you total protection.

Fix8 Ltd offer a large variety of fixings and fasteners at trade prices, including Machine Screws, Bosch Jigsaw Blades, Self Tapping Screws, Frame Fixings and much more!

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London gears up for Grand Designs Live 2012

Thousands of DIY enthusiasts are expected to descend on London this month to take in the sights of Grand Designs Live 2012 – based on the long-running Channel 4 TV series presented by renowned design guru Kevin McCloud – and Econoloft will have its own experts close at hand to offer useful hints and tips to anyone looking for helpful advice with their own design plans.

The event, which will take place at the capital’s Excel London exhibition centre for the eighth successive year, brings together a wide range of experts and ideas to promote design and innovation in all areas of the home. From interiors to gardens to home improvements, there’ll be more than 500 exhibitors at Grand Designs Live 2012 – and experts from Econoloft, Britain’s leading loft conversion experts, will be on hand to share some of their wealth of knowledge.

“With thousands of people expected to hit London for Grand Designs 2012, this gives us a great opportunity to pass on some of our experience to anyone mulling the idea of a loft conversion,” said Rebecca Livesey from Econoloft. “Whether you’re looking to boost the value of your home or you just need a bit more space, a loft conversion could be the perfect idea – and our team are more than happy to share their expertise with anyone who wants to find out more.”

Running from May 5th to 13th, Grand Designs Live 2012 brings together hundreds of designers, architects and engineers all under the one roof. Around 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the event over its nine-day duration, and Kevin McCloud himself will be in attendance to regale visitors of his own Grand Designs experiences. Econoloft’s team will be stationed at stand number 345, so be sure to drop by to find out more about how loft conversions can transform your home.

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Sustainable Architectural Paint and Coatings Consumer Demand Trends for 2011

As the sustainable architectural paints and coatings manufacturers and related professional contractors continue to vie for their market position in the 2011 U.S. architectural paints and coatings projected $16.4 billion in sales, their consumers are demanding more on and off line information to verify who manufactures what brand, their sustainable practices and how to sort through the non-performing manufactures and contractors online references.

The architectural paint and coating industry mergers and acquisitions have left their consumers confused as to brand identity and what they’re actually buying; they can’t determine who owns the products and if they’re following sustainable practices or not. Equally, the consumers are faced with another identity crisis with the painting contractors they find on or off line and if they’re the reputable painting contractor they claim to be.

Since January 2011, SEO Brand Management LLC, of Mesa Arizona, has been uncovering a variety of painting contractors (and contractors in general) that have changed their business names, addresses, re-directing their online assets to new online businesses or creating a volume of shill reviews to displace the derogatory references from the consumers online view, and many are on their 2nd, 3rd or 4th act of deceptive and just plain and simple fraudulent online activities.

We maintain over 50 top keyword positions in this industry with our Arizona Kelly Moore Paint kellymoorepaint.org website and field several calls a day from consumers who simply want a quality paint and painting contractor they can trust, and we’ve earned that trust with our sustainable architectural paint and coating manufacturers and professional painting contractors online search engine marketing and reputation management services; We satisfy the consumer demand of Architectural brand and contractor identity nationwide and support this with professional architectural coatings and contractor keyword optimized video marketing services for clear and concise consumer engagement.

Our 2011 stats are impressive; our Sustainable Paint and Coatings Manufacturers, Kelly Moore Paint and Glidden Professional Paints sales are growing every day. If our customers are outside of our Kelly Moore Paint service area our partnered Glidden Paint stores will match it with comparable and verified sustainable practice paint and coatings product in any Kelly Moore Paint color there is. Kelly Moore Arizona Retail stores were sold to ICI, who was acquired by AkzoNoble, which has now been acquired by Glidden; we track them all.

Our pre-screened professional Arizona painting contractors are enjoying increased business with higher keyword ranking positions supported by our professional endorsement to protect our mutually shared consumer trust and, simply the best reputable online marketing services for professional painting contractors nationwide.

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BizziBid.com Now Saves North Carolina Homeowners Money By Providing State-Wide Coverage

In order to address the increasing demand for state-wide contracting bid services in North Carolina, BizziBid.com now provides free, state-wide coverage for home improvement and remodeling estimates. Submission for bids at the web portal is free of charge with a minimum of three, hand-picked contractor responses guaranteed for all customers.

Just because the U.S. Economy is taking a significant time to recover doesn’t mean that homeowners have to put off repairs and upgrades. The BizziBid.com website lets homeowners choose remodeling estimates by either repair category or sub-region in the state of North Carolina.

The website offers a wide selection of certified contractors across North Carolina that can perform work ranging from large bathroom remodeling to replacing the roof on the family home. One of the more popular aspects of the BizziBid service is that consumers do not incur a commitment to pay for estimates and can comparison shop between a greater number of companies before choosing to spend monies on improving their home.

Ryan Coery of BizziBid.com states, “With North Carolina being so diverse from one side of the state to the other, homeowners have such a wide variety of needs. Therefore, we now have pre-screened local and licensed home improvement contractors that can meet those needs from the Mountains to the Ocean.”

BizziBid.com continues to be one of the online leaders of connecting home owners with the right contractor at the right time for a good price. The staff is confident that consumers searching for North Carolina home improvement project quotes and assistance will be able to get help through the recently expanded services that encompass the state.

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Get a Picture of What Your Floor Will Look Like Before You Buy

Ever wondered how your home would look with a hardwood floor? Well at the new Timberland Flooring website you can find out using the visualiser tool.

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Timberland realise that most people find it hard to visualise the change a wooden floor will make to their home and therefore have introduced a new web tool which allows you to do this.

First you pick the room you are thinking of having a hardwood floor installed in. If for instance you choose to change your lounge you can choose a picture of a lounge. You then pick the wall colour – there is a selection of colours to choose f r o m so one of them is bound to be close to what you would like to see in your home. Then you choose the type of floor you want to install. there are fifty different types of flooring to choose f r o m ranging f r o m traditional oak or beech to more exotic olive or walnut.

The floors are also available as strip flooring or plank flooring and as oiled floors. each of these combinations are available for you to experiment with ensuring that you get a good idea of how the floor would look should you choose to install it in your home.

If, after playing with the visualiser you decide that you would like to find out how much a bespoke designed hardwood floor would cost you can then get in contact with Timberland through the website. Timberland are currently offering £250 discount if you do apply for a quote online. There is no obligation to buy, but Timberland floors are a great investment for your home.

In fact the consultation service that Timberland offers is so comprehensive that it takes into account the complete design of your premises and the package that the company offer you will be designed to suit your needs. Timberland want to ensure that every customer they produce a hardwood floor for is completely delighted with the results.

For more information go to the Timberland Flooring Website.

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ServiceSpider.com – An Auction Website For Homeowners And Contractors

ServiceSpider makes the online auction process that has long been used by companies like eBay, available for homeowners and contractors to buy and sell services on the Internet.

After beta testing for a year ServiceSpider releases a new version of their auction website with many new features such as forums. On ServiceSpider.com homeowners can save time and money by letting contractors compete for their home improvement needs.

Homeowner Haye Kesteloo came up with the idea for ServiceSpider while working on a bathroom remodel project in 2006. “As I started to contact different contractors to get quotes for my project, I found it difficult to establish what a fair price should be for a job well done.” Prices, time estimates, and other factors varied from one contractor to another, and Kesteloo found himself wondering if there wasn’t a better way to navigate the Home Improvement market using the Internet. Kesteloo decided to stop wondering and to make the idea a reality, helping homeowners and contractors in the process. With that plan in motion, ServiceSpider was born.

Most homeowners know how difficult and time consuming it can be to find the right contractor for a home improvement job. Scheduling appointments, checking references and licenses and other related issues can make a job seem much more difficult than it needs to be. This is where ServiceSpider comes in. As a homeowner, one needs only to go to http://www.servicespider.com, and create a posting about the job that needs to be done. Need a leaky shower fixed? Maybe it’s time to upgrade the electrical panel? Or perhaps it’s time to replace those old windows? Whatever the home improvement needs are, once the job is posted at ServiceSpider, the service request will show up on the site’s home page, and will be automatically send to matching service providers in the area. Free of charge to the homeowner, ServiceSpider will have pre-screened contractors offering competing bids for the job. One can even read the reviews from other homeowners on different contractors and see how they are rated.

Currently, in the greater New York area alone, there are over 700 service providers, so a match can be made quickly and efficiently. The homeowner chooses how, when and where they will be contacted, be it phone, fax, or email. The homeowner is in charge!

For Haye Kesteloo, making ServiceSpider a success is a full time job. He knows that finding the right contractor for the right job and for the right price can be a challenge, especially in the current economic climate. Kesteloo offers the following advice: “Take your time when choosing the right contractor. Don’t let yourself be hurried into making a decision. Make sure the contractor you hire is licensed and insured and that you receive a written contract.”

For additional information regarding ServiceSpider, please contact Haye Kesteloo directly or go to www.servicespider.com.

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A New Software Program Allows California Contractors To Draft Their Own Customized Contracts Legal For California Law

The new Construction Contract Writer software program from Craftsman Book Company offers construction professionals an affordable and convenient way to create fair and balanced custom-tailored construction contracts that meet state requirements. A free feature-limited trial is available at www.constructioncontractwriter.com.

Publisher Gary Moselle explains that Construction Contract Writer is a Generation III contract authoring program: “For 100 years, architectural and engineering associations have offered contracts on paper. That was Generation I. None of these contracts were written to protect contractors. And it isn’t easy to make changes in a printed form. Generation II was contracts on disk. Changes were possible. But there was no way to adjust contract bias. Construction Contract Writer is the first Generation III application. Users adjust contract bias to fit the job.” A bias indicator shows which way the contract is leaning and by how much.

Construction Contract Writer uses a question and answer “interview” model – walking users through a comprehensive checklist of contract topics. Length and depth of the interview adjusts with user responses. Moselle sums it up like this, “If you know the job and you know what the job requires, Construction Contract Writer will do the rest.” An ‘explainer’ describes in plain English the purpose and meaning of each contract clause. No legal background is required.

Moselle says there will be a Construction Contract Writer edition for every state. “The law in every state is different. No contract fits all states. A contract that doesn’t comply with state law can leave a contractor with no way to collect the contract price.” The California version is now available for download. Arizona, Alabama, Florida, New York and Texas are next on the list for roll-out.

“Even experienced construction contract attorneys will find good uses for Construction Contract Writer,” says Moselle. The program cites state court decisions and code sections relevant to key interview questions.

The program is offered as a free feature-limited trial. Product activation costs $99.95 and unlocks the copy, paste and print functions. Twelve months of legal content and program updates are included with the purchase price.

Craftsman Book Company provides unlimited free technical support during normal business hours (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific). Once activated, Construction Contract Writer users receive legal support via e-mail. There is no limit and no charge. Customers can expect a response within 24 hours. Construction Contract Writer runs on Windows XP and Windows Vista computers.

Craftsman Book Company publishes over 100 construction-related titles and has been in business since 1950. Craftsman’s customers include contractors, estimators, remodelers, custom builders, architects, engineers, adjusters and appraisers. Craftsman’s Web site, http://craftsman-book.com, also offers trial downloads of their estimating costbooks and software.

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Glass partitions specialist, Optima Systems has been nominated for a coveted Construction Marketing award

Optima Systems is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for a prestigious Construction Marketing award 2008. The company, who specialises in demountable office walls, has been chosen as a finalist in the Best Use of a Website category. The judging panel liked Optima Systems’ use of flash animations to convey important and complex information about the inner workings of each partitioning system, as well as the overall site presentation.

The website was created by award-winning digital design agency, Cyber-Duck, whose previous accolades have included a gold Communicator award for its own website, www.cyber-duck.co.uk, along with various other highly coveted awards for its client’s websites.

The Construction Marketing Awards are universally recognised as a unique and highly regarded measure of excellence in construction marketing and business development and recognise the creativity, innovation and effectiveness of a company’s marketing strategy.

The black-tie awards ceremony will take place on 27th November in London and will play host to some of the biggest names in construction.

For more information on the awards visit: constructionmarketingawards.com.

About Optima Systems:
Optima offers the highest quality service and innovative design to secure consumer satisfaction and ensuring that their extensive range of partitioning systems are able to meet customers’ exacting specification supported by technical expertise to ensure successful project completion.


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Welcome to EPR Construction News

EPR Construction News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the construction news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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