Is Using 1099 Construction Workers Worth the Risk?
The financial and litigation costs could kill your business.
Honor the Craft
These days, people who work with their hands have a tough time getting respect....
Key Differences Between Carpenters and Great Lead Carpenters: Part 2
Shawn McCadden continues his list of key skills that separate a good carpenter...
How Much of the Labor Shortage Is Bias?
Paul Winans advocates for the growing trend in apprenceship programs, uncovering serious impediments to finding good help that have historically kept people from joining the trades.
Training the Trades - Not
Training school officials sentenced to prison for exposing student to obscene levels of asbestos.
How to Hire Your First Remodeling Salesperson
Hands-on contractors who become construction business owners may not always know...
Can't Find A Good Man? Hire a Woman
Faced with a labor shortage and growing business more contractors are discovering the benefits of the X factor.
Wages Grow for Residential Construction Jobs
Rising employment and a flood of job openings have led to wage increases, with ...
March 2015 Letters
Readers weigh in on how best to provide high-school graduates access to good-paying, higher-skilled jobs in the trades. Also, read about using Diamond Piers, and how retrofitting houses suits one remodeler's appreciation of history.