SURPRISE We’ve Run Out of Money

SURPRISE We’ve Run Out of Money

SURPRISE We’ve Run Out of Money! What surprised me most over the many years my consultancy finished hundreds of jobs for sureties after contractors had failed mid-project was how many contractors were surprised when they ran out of money. Most of them believed...
Capacity

Capacity

Capacity Public financial markets value companies based on their ability to earn money into the future. Financial analysts apply a multiple to the current proven earnings of a given publicly traded company in an attempt to accurately predict the value of future...
Right Sizing

Right Sizing

Right Sizing Construction firms grow organically. The start-up contractor hires help as he or she goes along adding overhead as needed to handle the expanding workload.  In other words, they are “backfilling” after the work comes in. This is organic growth...
Planning IS Managing

Planning IS Managing

Planning IS Managing Managing a construction company is like steering a 1000-foot container ship. It takes a long time for adjustments at the helm to alter the direction of the bow. There is a lag between deciding to change course and the ship changing direction. It...
INFLATION – 2022/23

INFLATION – 2022/23

INFLATION – 2022/23 Recent conversations with construction CEOs reveal that many industry professionals believe the current inflation spike is only a blip on the economic radar screen that will fade as soon as the supply chain is untangled. I would like to...
Supply Chain Bottlenecks – 2022 And Beyond

Supply Chain Bottlenecks – 2022 And Beyond

Supply Chain Bottlenecks – 2022 And Beyond Industry analysts and experts love to forecast. Back in the 1960s financial analysts began to make money, forecasting the future and recommending stocks based on their crystal ball. To encourage investors to buy and...