Posts Tagged: commercial building contractor

Aug 10

Commercial Construction workers to boycott NY mosque

Some union commercial construction workers say they will refuse to help build an Islamic mosque and cultural centre planned for Lower Manhattan.

One a website for the building trades, a blog has started what is called the 9-11 Hard Hat Pledge, encouraging union and non-union tradesmen to refuse work at the site near Ground Zero. The mosque would be two blocks from Ground Zero.

The planned 13-story construction project has exploded into a national debate after President Barack Obama recently appeared to offer support for the project.

Some construction workers say, politics and personal feelings aside, jobs are hard to come by and some of them just can’t afford to turn down work.

The Building Trades Employers’ Association has not yet taken a formal position on the project or a potential boycott by union workers.

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Aug 10

The Benefits of a Good Commercial Landscaping Maintenance Plan

A quality maintenance plan provides four advantages:

  1. Positive image to your customers or tenants
  2. Protects your investments
  3. Extends and retains tenants by maintaining the quality of beautiful grounds
  4. Helps conserve and enhance the property value over time

Basic components of commercial landscaping maintenance program involve:

Commercial Landscape design and installation

In our design phase, we will work with you on the important elements, permitting issues, and design approach; including your likes, dislikes and aesthetics. Next we will develop a landscape layout, planting plans and budget plan. On the first phase of your project we will assist you in selecting the materials needed, the development plan, final budget and a estimated projection date before the next phase begins, The Labor Work.

Things you should consider for your property:

  • Landscape lighting
  • Irrigation systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Regular maintenance
  • Turf maintenance
  • Trimming Hedges
  • Tree Care
  • Fertilizations
  • Herbicide and Insecticide Treatments
  • Annual Flowers
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Irrigation Inspections
  • Stone Work

Planning ahead will save you time and money, preventing unnecessary costs from standing in your way of opening day or a safe and customer friendly environment.


Jack West
West Constructors

Aug 10

Commercial Construction in NC & Motivation

A lot of our commercial construction in NC is done close to our Lake Norman home, but often times we find ourselves far up or down the east coast. Being away from family and home can encourage a lack of motivation.

Motivation and productivity go hand in hand; when I feel energetic my work gets done faster and more efficiently. I’ve never been a big fan of energy drinks, but I can see why so many people drink them.

Friends and co-workers often ask me how can get motivated, there is a unique answer for that question depending on who you are. Everyone is unique and motivated in their own way:

  • Money has always been a huge motivator
  • Family is also a top motivator
  • Recognition is a motivator
  • Anger can be a motivator for some people

Whatever motivates you is what is important. Recognize and utilize the energy to be as productive as possible and you will always feel gratified at the end of the day.

Jack West

West Constructors