Building a successful contracting business requires constant mindfulness of each project’s profitability. But have you considered how customer segmentation can affect your bottom line? In today’s environment of lean profit margins, the tried-and-true marketing principle of customer segmentation can reap big results for client retention and company productivity. A guest blog post by Kimberly Kayler, CPSM, President of Constructive Communication, Inc. – the leading marketing communications firm specializing in the concrete industry.
The demands that construction jobs put on workers' feet make it essential to have the right pair of boots. While many things need to be taken into consideration when purchasing work boots, none are more important than safety. Learn about labels and symbols to look out for when picking the right work boots in this guest blog post with information from aboutboot.com
Soon, you may use drones to improve everything from jobsite safety to your company’s marketing efforts. Kristin Dispenza, AEC Editorial Manager at Constructive Communication, Inc. - the leading marketing communications firm specializing in the concrete industry - evaluates the opportunities in this Harris guest blog post.
Out with the old, in with new! We are excited to announce some changes to our Harris trucks. Our partner Ryder gave us the opportunity to modernize our fleet of delivery vehicles. As you can see from the picture above, we started replacing existing trucks with Volvo tractors.
[Guest blog post by Lithko Contracting LLC]
Cranbury Station Park is one of the largest industrial real estate developments in New Jersey. Located on Exit 8A’s last large-block parcels of land, it provides easy access to millions of consumers. Lithko completed the concrete construction on the first 900,000 square foot tilt up distribution center in this park in 2015. Due to the success of this project, Alston Construction selected Lithko to provide the concrete services on the second build to suite distribution center at Cranbury Station. Lithko installed the 36 feet clear foundations, 8 inch thick slab on grade, 10 inch thick insulated tilt up panels, and site concrete paving.
For over 100 years, A.H. Harris has been fortunate enough to build strong relationships with our vendor partners. We want our construction community to learn more about our vendors and give them an opportunity to share their story. That's why we are running our "Partner Profile" Blog Series. It was five years ago, that A.H.Harris and MBW formed a strong relationship. Let's hear it from MBW!
Eco construction aims to achieve high level performance on several targets related to the preservation of energy resources, the fight against climate change, the reduction of waste and pollution, the improvement of indoor air quality, along with the health and well-being of building occupants. Many eco materials have already emerged on the construction market although we are not yet always aware of their existence. Green insulation, recycled waste products, ecological temperature regulators… here is a look into seven construction eco materials that will revolutionize tomorrow's architecture.
We continue to shine our spotlight at our vendor partners, large and small. A.H. Harrisover 50 locations
[Guest Blog Post by Tim Beausoleil of Townsend, MA based "Concrete Concepts & Designs". Enjoy!]
"Earlier this spring, prior to starting my seventeenth year in the concrete business, I took stock of where my company was, where it has been and where it was going. Unlike any great undertaking in life, it's often not the end result but the journey that defines success. As the owner of Concrete Concepts & Designs in Townsend, Massachusetts, there's been few service providers that have helped me grow my business, complete challenging and innovative projects on-time and under budget like the A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc. In fact, Harris has literally changed the landscape of decorative concrete. In a few short years, the designs and products have made their way into people's homes and the indoor spaces of business around the world. The idea that concrete can look and feel like nearly any traditional floor covering with a much wider choice of colors, textures and finishes is the most exciting concept our industry has seen in a long time.