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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?

In a previous entry, I wrote about the grand opening event for ABC Greater Houston’s new office, training, and meeting facility in northwest Houston.  The gathering of ABC...
May 13, 2015
Roof systems are often taken for granted until compromised in some way.  Whether a minor leak or a major failure requiring emergency repair, roofs have a way of getting our...
May 08, 2015
As Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, rolled out his top priorities for lawmakers in Austin earlier this year, one of the things he sought to highlight is the importance of a skilled...
May 04, 2015
The following article was authored by Alex Nowrasteh and originally published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato...
May 01, 2015
Last week the Greater Houston Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) held an open house to celebrate the grand opening of their new facility at 4910 Dacoma Street in...
April 30, 2015
The following article originally appeared in the March newsletter to clients of Kiley Advisors, LLC.  Reprinted with permission.The benefits of interval training, where...
March 13, 2015
Construction in the United States faces a challenge that’s been at the center of an ongoing discussion for most of my career in the industry. But, the challenge of sustaining a...
March 12, 2015
As many of you may be aware, the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) began in late 2009 when a small group of leaders met to discuss the ominous signs of a looming craft worker...
March 10, 2015
One major roadblock to creating a sustainable workforce in the Texas construction industry is rampant wage theft by unethical businesses in our state. Many of them are...
February 11, 2015