June, 2010


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Jun 10

Government and Military Contractor

West Constructors have been a Government and Military Contractor for decades. Our experience working with local, state and federal offices propel us to the forefront of our industry. We Understand!

Commercial construction has evolved immensely, much like the entire world, with the advancement of technology. Remember when it took two men to move a TV or a mobile phone came with a large carrying case for your car? Now, TV’s are inches thick and phones are literally weightless, not to mention the capabilities of the smart phones.

West Constructors has evolved with the rest of the world, using advanced equipment and technology to erect structures precisely and without imperfection. We are proud of every building we build, whether it is a small local government project or huge military venture, we use the same advanced technology on every job.

Jack West

www.WestConstructors.com


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Jun 10

NC Commercial Contractors & Weather

Weather plays a huge part in our world. As commercial contractors in NC, we must know if a thunderstorm or other volatile weather is heading our direction. Safety for our employees is top priority and weather is always in consideration.

We keep an eye on the weather through Weather Underground. Weather Underground is the fastest up to date weather I have ever seen, with updates seemingly every 10 minutes.

So when weather may affect your construction project or outside grilling party, take a tip from Jack and bookmark Weather Underground.

Jack West
Owner


21
Jun 10

Starting A Commercial Construction Business

Most out of work commercial construction men and women have found themselves out of a job, through no fault of their own, and may be considering starting their own construction business.

Most contracting businesses start out as owner/operated, after being convinced they can operate a business better than their former employer. But accomplished as they may be at what they’ve done, the new business owner may not be prepared to tackle the range of responsibilities forced on them by managing a construction business. Most businesses encounter the 43% four-year failure rate as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Owning and operating your own business may be tantalizing, but it can become the one of the toughest jobs you have ever encountered. You may not have someone looking over your shoulder, but you may have the most demanding boss of all: You. You’ll be asking yourself the hard questions, judge your own performance, etc. Its low respect and no pay for you in the beginning, but with perseverance and determination all things can work out.

Our main obstacle when starting our commercial construction business was me, the owner. It was hard to trust others and allow myself to be dependent upon those I hired. Let’s face it, I cannot do it all nor do I want to, so once I faced the facts about delegating work, everything seemed to fall into place. Let me clarify, there are still obstacles every day, but by putting the right people in the right places our business runs great and is very productive.

Final Word: Before starting out on your own, make certain the industry can provide you with enough work. Find the right people, empower and motivate them, then get out of their way. Manage, but don’t micro-manage!

Jack West
Owner