“It’s Not My Job”

“It’s Not My Job”

“It’s Not My Job” Dr Thomas C Schleifer The legendary comedian Freddy Prinze began every episode of Chico and the Man with his iconic – “It’s not my job.” He, of course, was making fun of the stereotypical employee whose first...
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...
2022 Construction Inflation Alert

2022 Construction Inflation Alert

2022 Construction Inflation Alert Many construction industry executives seem to believe that “runaway” inflation is the story of 2021 and not the theme for 2022. Today we are suspending speculation and simply recording the current construction inflation...
Strategy for Success in 2022 – An Unpresented Market

Strategy for Success in 2022 – An Unpresented Market

Strategy for Success in 2022 – An Unpresented Market For the entire year this blog will be trying to help construction professionals fashion a response to the four factors that are affecting the 2022 construction market: (1) Inflation (2) Shortage of skilled...
Labor Shortages to Clogged Supply Chains What’s going on around here?

Labor Shortages to Clogged Supply Chains What’s going on around here?

“Just when I thought I was out…They dragged me back in!”  (The Godfather) That is a quote from the movie The Godfather that I also heard from a contractor trying to deal with the whipsaw starts and stops torturing post-pandemic construction markets. ...