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Sustainable Value

Premier contractors operate on principles that produce sustainable value, consistent quality and high return on investment.  Many lesser-quality contractors skirt the law, limit compensation and eliminate benefits, safety and training programs in order to hit the low cost bid.  How do construction leaders communicate their superior value so owners and developers can avoid the risks and hidden costs associated with second-rate contractors?

Often low price wins the job, but does it deliver best value and return on investment?

On November 17th, the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association held its monthly membership luncheon at the HESS Club.  The topic for the meeting was a panel...
In one of his recent blogs, Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box, mentions that most of the organizations and institutions we know today such as education, our work places, and the...
We have been bringing you a series of blogs on a presentation and discussion about possible scenarios of what Houston might be like 30 years from now.  We told you that after...
Immediately following the presentation of the two 2040 Scenarios, Pat Kiley, CEO of Kiley Advisors LLC and former president of the AGC in Houston, spoke with Donna Rybiski from...
One of our bloggers, Pat Kiley, CEO of Kiley Advisors LLC and former president of the AGC in Houston, attended the recent screening of the Houston 2040 Scenarios presented by the...
A favorite quote among training professionals is one from Zig Ziglar, “What’s worse than training your workers and losing them?  Not training them and keeping them.”How...
The following is excerpted from a letter written by Stan Marek, CEO of the Marek Family of Companies in Houston, in response to the Wall Street Journal article “U.S. Hits Builders...
The construction industry has begun to place an even greater focus on safety on the jobsite.  According to the latest National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2010...
The debate goes on without resolution.  “Are undocumented workers taking good construction jobs away from hard-working Americans?”  One side says an emphatic “Yes.”...