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What to Look for When Hiring a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for Your Construction Business

If you need to hire an outside Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for your construction business, you’re most likely wondering how to choose the best firm for the job. Finding a quality CPA can sometimes be time consuming, even for those who’ve been through the process before. The good news is that working with a good CPA firm can help your construction businesses grow and become more profitable.

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Construction & Real Estate

Why Hiring is So Hard for Construction Contractors in 2019

Hiring and retaining quality construction employees is getting harder. In fact, of the 150+ contractors who took the 2019 Maryland Construction Industry Survey, not one respondent said it would be easier to hire employees in 2019 compared to 2018.

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Profitability for Construction Contractors: Tips for a More Profitable Construction Company from Industry Experts

Construction contractors are getting worried about profitability. In our 2018 Maryland Construction Industry Survey, concerns about profitability jumped 11% in 2018, making it the second biggest concern contractors had for 2018.

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Construction & Real Estate

Maryland Construction Contractors Should Know These 5 HR Trends for 2018

As construction companies see booms in business, finding and holding onto good employees is only going to get tougher. Construction contractors must be prepared for even fiercer competition for quality staff. Our 2018 Maryland Construction Industry Survey revealed several trends in personnel development, including why employees leave, common benefits being offered and more. We documented a few of these trends in the following infographic.

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Construction & Real Estate

A Construction Contractor’s Guide to Recruiting Younger Employees

For the third consecutive year the #1 concern among contractors is recruiting and retaining employees, according to our 2018 Maryland Construction Industry Survey. Now that the economy has bounced back, the work is coming in but the competition for construction employees is fierce. Given the industry’s aging workforce and an unprecedented number of retiring owners, contractors need to do everything possible to recruit young employees into the industry. We polled local construction contractors to see what they think should be done to attract younger people to the profession. Here’s what they said …

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Construction & Real Estate

The #1 Reason Why Your Construction Company Should Own (vs. Lease) Its Building

One of the most common questions we get from construction business owners is, “Should I own or lease my building”? The answer, which we will get to in a moment, might be simpler than you think.

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