May 132020

Is Your Contractor Providing Value?

How can you tell when the contractor you have brought on board is the best choice for providing real value?  It is difficult to not be swayed by the number staring at you from the bottom line, but how often does the lowest number provide the best long-term solution?  How often has your low dollar contractor made you think maybe there is a reason why they historically come in lower than most other contractors?  Consider the following: What dollar value do you assign to the time a contractor spends upfront analyzing the job and looking for more efficient/economical ways to get the job ...

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April 132020

A message from General Excavating...

  The current public health crisis has given all of us time for reflection.  At General Excavating, we have renewed our focus on those things we try to do daily to earn the trust of our clients and partners in the A/E/C industry.  We have discussed the challenges that many of our fellow construction companies have faced over the years and how through it all, they continue to thrive and be models in our industry.  Look for a moment at the following (pulled from each company’s website) and their early beginnings;   Commonwealth Electric, Inc. began in the Twin Cities over 100 years ago. Harry Waldinger, a 30-year-old ...

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