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Beware Consultants Who Want Chunk Of Your Construction Company

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Jul 01, 2016

As the economy is improving in mid-2016 we are seeing a disturbing trend of Business Consultants asking Contractors to make them a part owner of their Construction Companies in exchange for their services.

I had seen this nightmare come to life several times beginning in the 1970's when I started my Construction Company. It usually happens just as the economy starts to improve and demand for construction services is far greater than the supply of Contractors to fill the need.

There are a lot of seminars being put on by less than honest people promoting Get-Rich-Quick-Schemes for Business Consultants to take advantage of honest hard working contractors!There Are Several Parts To This Scam:

  • They Make You Think They Know More About Running Your Business Than You Do
  • They Want You To Pay For A Life Insurance Policy Naming Them Beneficiary
  • They Have A Network Of People Who Need Work Done At Low Rates And Provide Kick-Backs
  • They Slowly Get Control Of Your Construction Company And Work You To Death LITERALLY!
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Topics: Construction, Contractors

Pressures of Life, Family Operating Your Unique Construction Company

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Let me introduce myself, Hi, I’m Sharie when you call

I’m the voice on the other end of the phone

Calls come from Construction Contractors, Wives,  Mothers, Bookkeepers, Advisors and others all wanting to find someone to reassure them that they are not crazy and what they expect and what’s expected from them is not unreasonable.

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Topics: Construction, Construction Psychology, Outsourced Accounting, construction suppport, contractor divorce

Construction Apprentice Thinking Patterns

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Jun 07, 2013

Apprentices are one of my favorite groups of construction workers because they provide a never ending supply of good clean humor. For the record I have a deep respect and sincerely appreciate all apprentices everywhere for they are the men and women who continually replenish the supply of skilled Journeymen and are vital members of the greatest industry on earth.

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Topics: Construction, Apprentice, Apprentice Programs, Construction Apprentices

Construction Workers Fully Burdened Payroll Costs

Posted by Randal DeHart on Thu, Nov 17, 2011

Thinking About Adding Construction Workers To Your Payroll?

In Some Cases - You may be better off outsourcing to a professional construction labor service like Madden Industrial Craftsmen especially when you consider the cost of a bad hiring decision.

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Topics: Outsource, Outsourced labor, Outsourced Construction labor, Construction workers costs, Construction, fully burdened labor costs for construction worker, Strategic Planning

Contractor Hotline Connects Homeowners And Construction Companies

Posted by Randal DeHart on Tue, Oct 18, 2011

Qualified Leads For Contractors

There are referral services which have come and gone since I have been involved in construction over the past 30+ years. Most of them are in it for the money and they don't have a clue what construction is all about. Since they are run by business people who very likely never set foot on a construction site they have no idea how thing work in our world.

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Topics: Construction, Construction Lead Referrals, General Contractor

Why Some Construction Projects Fail

Posted by Randal DeHart on Thu, Oct 06, 2011

Rule #1 Never Hire The Low Bidder!

The Sweetness Of Low Price Fades Quickly

While The Bitterness Of Poor Quality Lingers On

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Topics: Construction, General Contractor

Construction Company Strategy PAM vs. MAP?

Posted by Randal DeHart on Thu, Sep 22, 2011

Construction Company Growth Strategy

Most Construction Companies Use "P.A.M"

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Topics: Construction, Construction Strategy, Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Services, Strategic Planning, Construction Accounting, Systems And Processes, MAP vs. PAM, General Contractor, 80 20 Rule

Employer’s View of Washington State Child Support Withhold Order

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

Adding a new employee is the beginning of a new adventure.  Each time you have a new hire – as an employer you need to notify Washington State Department of Social And Health Services – Division of Child Support (DCS). You can fill out this form Washington State New Hire Child Support Form or online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/csips/newhire/default.asp

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Topics: Construction, Child Support, Washington State DCS, Bookkeeping Services

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