You hear a lot about cost in the construction industry, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes it doesn’t come down to cost. So I sat down with Ken Y., Training & Development Manager, and asked him, how do you set yourself apart in the construction industry? Here’s what he had to say:
It’s all about construction. It’s about projects, deadlines, winning, and working. It’s about building a better way to work.
The construction industry is like any other marketplace. In order to be successful, you have to build strong ties, and maintain their integrity going forward. So the question becomes: how do we build relationships in the construction industry? I looked to Kevin G., Market Reporter, for an answer.
**UPDATED JULY 2015**
Despite the rapidly recovering construction market, many companies are still finding it difficult to be successful. Margins are tighter than ever and a lot of companies are trading dollars, but not finding the success they are seeking. In our discussions, we have identified some challenges that our industry faces. Ken Y., Training & Development Manager, discusses 5 challenges the construction industry is facing right now.
One of the questions that we get most often is, how much does iSqFt cost? And we understand. Cost is an important factor when you’re running a business.
So I reached out to Lance G. for help. Lance is a Sales Manager on our Subcontractor Sales team. He doesn’t mind chatting with marketing sometimes as long as we offer snacks. (Snacks are big around here.)
Like all industries, the construction industry is seeing rapid advancements in technology, but unlike most industries, the construction industry has relied on age-old techniques for a very long time. Nobody likes change, but I think we all agree that our industry in particular is pretty resistant.
Simply put, we’re on the verge of something big. It’s the kind of shake-up that has the potential to revolutionize the way that people perform their jobs on a daily basis.
My father is a wise man and has offered more than his fair share of great advice to me over the years. He may be surprised to know how many of his pearls of wisdom have stuck with me, but one in particular comes to mind more than any other.
Sometimes it feels like this business is just about price and winning the bid just comes down to the number. Make no mistake, price matters, and everyone is under more pressure than ever to keep costs down. But if you look closely at the seemingly solid wall of the construction business, you’ll see some expansion joints—places where there is still some flexibility and room to grow.
By Dave Conway, President and CEO, iSqFt
My father was an auto mechanic and I am proud of him every day. He worked hard, provided for his family, and he was good at what he did. But he wanted me to have what he thought would be a better life, and so he instilled in me a sense of importance about getting a college education. “Get that degree so you don’t have to work with your hands the rest of your life,” he would say. Read more
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