Tips & Advicea part of the Armstrong Steel Network

  • 4 Tips to Save Time on your Steel Building Job Site

    I wish there were more hours in the day. Don’t you? When it comes to the steel building job site, every hour wasted equates to a potential of lost money. As a contractor, money isn’t the only thing you could lose by wasting the . Your brand image or internet persona could take a hit if you’re… Full Article

  • How Are You Presenting Your Steel Building Quotes?

    Ask any chef, and they’ll tell you presentation matters. You can prepare the best, most delicious food in the world, but if your presentation is sloppy, people might not eat it! If people won’t eat the food, the restaurant could go out of business. It’s as simple as that. The same can be said about… Full Article

  • Improve Your Steel Building Project Estimation Techniques

    People in our society want everything as fast as they can have it. Your new car most likely accelerates faster than older models (unless you have some 1960’s American muscle). Athletes of today are leaner, quicker, and more agile. I bet you felt some mild frustration if your computer didn’t load this page fast enough!… Full Article

  • What is a General Contractor’s Secret Weapon?

    As a contractor, a major concern is acquiring jobs. That’s how you make a living to support your family and pay bills. To win a job, you must present the most attractive bid to a potential customer. Ensuring you have an acceptable bid can be done by eliminating mistakes such as math or clerical errors… Full Article

  • What Keeps General Contractors Up at Night?

    Often times, you’ll read about different tips and advice for general contractors and builders on the Armstrong Steel Network. One phrase that’s predominantly in my vocabulary: ‘We like to make people’s steel building dreams come true.’ A big part of my job is helping that first time builder get the building of their dreams, and… Full Article

  • Time Management Tips for General Contractors

    A minute here. An hour there. In your position, you know that any spare moment can turn right back into the hustle and grind of everyday life. Do you feel like you work 24 hours a day, but you don’t seem to ever get anything done? As a contractor, time management isn’t just a crucial… Full Article

  • Is Your Company Website ‘Under Construction?’

    The internet has been an integral part of our economy for over three decades. It isn’t going anywhere and if you aren’t taking full advantage of it, you competitor will surpass you. Every company needs an online presence. This is more than a website, but that’s the best place to start. Honestly, in this day… Full Article

  • Tips to Managing and Supervising Your Subcontractors

    Did you bite off more than you could chew? You’re strained, and you don’t know what to do. There might come a time in your business when you just can’t get all the proposed work done on time. In order to make sure you never have to accept more responsibility than you can handle on a… Full Article

  • Everything You’ve Been Told About a Steel Building is Wrong!

    You can’t have your cake and eat it too. This idiom has been repeated so much, it’s become completely cliché. More than likely, someone has uttered this phrase to you at some point in your life. But what does it mean exactly? Other than getting me in the mood for dessert, this really illustrates the… Full Article

  • Stop Making These Construction Bidding Blunders!

    Mistakes. They happen to everyone. You’ve made some, and you’re bound to make more in the future. It’s just a part of being human. Some blunders are really unfortunate, and paint you in a negative light, while most others are survivable. In the construction industry, the goal of every construction project is precision at every… Full Article