Apr 22, 2016
Construction Is A Wonderful Profession for anyone with the grit to take it on and master it. And it is getting better every day in every way mostly because of the recession that began in 2008. The economic downturn put enormous pressure on all Construction Companies to innovate and change or go out of business!
Construction Is No Place For Weak-Willed Wanna-Bees; however, it is the only place for men and women with grit, determination and a burning desire to believe they can achieve greatness and a legacy of service to all of humanity in the cause of preserving and maintaining civilization through construction.
Contractors Need Workers that are right for your particular situation and you need to know the differences between construction workers so you can attract, hire and retain the best ones to help your Construction Company grow and prosper.
Phase One - The Awareness A young man or woman gets becomes aware of the urge to build something, remodel something or simply play with construction tools and equipment. So they ask questions, do research online or perhaps make application at a construction firm.
Phase Two - They Get Hired The young man or woman is hired by a New Construction Company and starts at the bottom, literally as an apprentice and learns by experience and in some cases it is supplemented with night school.
Phase Three - They Become Cave Men & Women the Apprentice has learned all the lessons and developed the skills to become a Journeyman Construction Technician
Phase One - The Awareness After a while in new construction the physical intensity begins taking its toll on the body and they cannot compete with the younger kids that are always coming into the trades. They consider a slower pace of work where their skills and experience are more in demand; remodeling.
Phase Two - They Get Hired They are hired by a construction company that does residential remodeling or commercial tenant improvement work.
Phase Three - They Become Cowboys and Cowgirls The technician has learned all the lessons and developed the skills to become a first class remodel technician
Phase One - The Awareness After a few years in remodel the body rebels again and it is time to move to the next stop, service and repair or handyman.
Phase Two - They Get Hired They are hired by a company or start their own business.
Phase Three - They Become Shoe Salesmen having experience in all areas of construction they have what appears to be X-Ray vision because they know what is behind the walls, under the floor and on top of the ceiling
There is a lot more to this subject, marketing, strategy, back office setup which I may cover on another article later. The key take away is to understand that just because someone is good at one part of construction does not mean they will be good at another part.
Before hiring a construction worker ask what they specialize in and only consider construction workers that specialize in the work you need done.
Unfortunately, in any downturn in the economy or slowdown in the work and some contractors take on work in areas they are not setup to manage and complete.
Each area New Construction, Remodel, Service has a completely different set of skills, tools; expertise and back office support that is needed to do the work and keep customers happy.
In the 25+ years I have been involved in construction most of the problems, heartache and headache can be traced back to a contractor that was out of his or her expertise.
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