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Posts about Professional General Contractor (5)

Tips for Improving Your Building Investment This Winter

As a business owner or manager, your building is an investment that you’d like to protect from harsh weather; therefore, here are a few tips on how to prepare your building and grounds for cooler temperatures, ice, and snow.

Environmental Choices That Should Save Money for Your Office

(Updated 11/18/20) You may or may not have ever thought about what your company could do to save the environment, but I bet that you’ve thought a lot about how your company can cut costs.  The Florida Green Building Coalition has a list of simple actions that a company can take to save energy and water and just be a little greener in general.  Here are the 7 highlights from the Florida Green Building Coalition's list:
  1. Get Educated – designate a staff member to do research or subscribe to a newsletter.

Why Convert a House into a Dental Office?


Especially When Commercial Space Is So Efficient

How Wolgast Selects the Best Subcontractors

The science of selecting the best subcontractor (sub) for a construction project is based on finding the right balance of price and value among the entire pool of contractors available.  Looking at price alone is a gamble the purchaser takes with the potential of surprises and unmet expectations.  If you mix the price with good value, you’re likely to get exactly what you expect at the price you were quoted and with the customer service to back it up.


Take Caution When Hiring the Low Bidder


What Can Happen When You Pick the Low Bid?

Part Two about the Professional Contractor

What Makes a "Professional" General Contractor?

Customer Service is the Key

More to Franchising from a Construction Stand Point

In the August 2011 edition of the Michigan Restaurateur, there was a question posed in the “Ask the Expert” section regarding preparing a concept for franchising. While we understand that there is limited space in the publication and the question was asked of a qualified lawyer, we feel that there is more to add about franchising from a construction stand point.

Lien Risks with Construction Sub-Contractors

You Risk Paying Twice When Sub-Contractors Don't Pay Their Bills

Liens Can Wreak Havoc on Funding

By Brian Stadler, Wolgast CEO

If you haven’t built a building in the last couple of years, you may be surprised when your banker tells you that they want to hire a Title Company to handle all of your payments to not only the General Contractor, but also directly to the General Contractor’s second tier Sub-Contractors.  On top of that, that they expect you, the owner, to guarantee to the Bank and the Title Company that the project will be lien-free during construction. 

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