May 23, 2014
These Construction Firms - Have 100+ employees and generate enormous revenues. Most of the owners and managers earn about the same as a well-run professional contractor.
We Choose Not To Serve - This particular market due to the additional stress and strain they put on their employees, suppliers, vendors and advisors. It takes a special kind of construction accountant to work with these folks.
A Lot Of Them Have A Shorter Lifespan - Than any of the other contractors due to the enormous stress the suffer trying to navigate their construction companies through the ups and downs of the Business Cycle.
The Managers Deal With Issues - That are beyond anything the previous groups even think about including labor unions, government oversight, massive risk and are constantly under pressure to increase shareholder value at any cost.
Seagull Management - All too often a board member or powerful outside influence without a clear understanding of all of the moving parts involved in running this type of company feels the compelling need to fly in, crap on everything and everyone with their crazy ideas and fly out leaving a disaster to unfold. Then when things go bad, the managers are the ones most likely to pay the price.
The Odd Thing Is - It always looks like a fun job until someone gets into it. Having worked with a few of these firms I understand the enormous pressure they are under and have decided my life is too short to spend one more minute with them.
All I Can Do Is Pray - For the managers and ask that all of them will receive divine guidance to stop them from taking any action that would bring harm to themselves or anyone else or doing something even worse based on short term stresses and problems.
I Am Sincerely Concerned - About the health, wealth and spiritual well-being of all contractors and have found the other three types of contractors to be well grounded spiritually.
Being Acutely Aware - Of the special challenges of running an enterprise construction company if you are involved in this type of contracting company I sincerely ask you as a friend; someone you may not have met, and may never meet on this plane of existence, that you will seek the goodness of an everlasting and ever loving God, whatever you conceive him to be, so we can meet in the future in a better time and a better place.