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  • A.L.P. Lighting Components Announcements

    A.L.P. Lighting Components, a supplier of components to lighting OEMs has announced a promotion and several hires. Sal Casas has been promoted to vice president and business manager for the company's plastics and metals division. Steve Dix has been appointed vice president of distribution sales and...

  • Control Costs With a Purchasing System

    For the past several columns we've been talking about the importance of gross profit and contribution margin, or the amount that each job "contributes" toward overcoming your annual fixed overhead expenses and reaching your profit target.

  • Make More Money By Controling The Growth Of Your Building Business

    When I was a young builder in the early '80s, there was an old-timer in town who worked with a couple of his sons, a small crew, and a handful of good local subcontractors.

  • Teichert Joins Lumenpulse

    Gorm Teichert has joined Montreal-based architectural LED-based lighting solutions company Lumenpulse, as executive vice president of international sales. Teichert has been working in the architectural and entertainment lighting fields for more than 20 years. His previous posts include time with...

  • JLC Report

    Outsourcing paperwork with a PEO; high-school building program faces closure; defective-drywall guide raises eyebrows; more

  • Protecting Profits in Your Construction Business

    Let's begin this month by reviewing some basic financial concepts and benchmarks.

  • How To Run A Lean Construction Business

    For the past few months we've been focusing on planning - but sooner or later you're going to have to build something in order to earn that income you're planning for.

  • Budgeting for Your Marketing, Sales, and Project Starts

    Budgeting for your marketing, sales, and project starts

  • Using the NAHB Chart of Accounts to Organize Your Business Finances

    Here's an effective way to organize and categorize expenses and job-cost data and compare the results with your forecasts.

  • Builders Seek "Transfer Fees" to Profit from Future Home Sales

    Practice is called "a new form of price gouging" by lender group.