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The Right Steps to Effective Contractor Safety Management

The Right Steps to Effective Contractor Safety Management

For owners of a contracting business, safety management is every bit as important as quality of work and customer satisfaction. In fact, effective contractor safety management can result in an improved return on investment and reputation, which is vital for gaining new business. When a contracting business is committed to safety, productivity is improved and risk is reduced. Below, we’ll discuss some steps to include in an effective safety management program. Safety should start at the pre-project planning stage. Every job should begin with a thorough risk assessment, trying to identify all of the relevant hazards. They should then be...

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Contractor Tips: Go Green with your Remodel

Contractor Tips:  Go Green with your Remodel

If you’re planning to tackle a remodeling project, keep in mind that it’s an excellent opportunity to make use of all of the green options available today. When doing so, make sure that you are adding green elements that are both practical and sustainable. Below, we’ve listed some ways that you can remodel using a greener way of thinking. Use zero-VOC paints. VOCs is an acronym for volatile organic compounds. They are unstable, carbon containing compounds that rapidly vaporize into the air. They are both harmful to the environment and to those who come in contact with them. Some health...

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Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Know

Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Know

There are a lot of benefits that go along with being self-employed. One of which are the tax advantages. These benefits won’t happen without a little effort, though. You must be diligent about keeping records, organizing all receipts and paying estimated taxes. With some foresight, budgeting, and good record-keeping you should be well on your way. Below, are some things to keep in mind as tax season approaches. First and foremost, it’s important to verify your independent contractor status. When it comes to the IRS, they have their own definition of what an independent contractor is and not all companies...

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Equipped for Success: Essential Tools for Contractors and DIY Homeowners Tackling Spring Projects

Equipped for Success: Essential Tools for Contractors and DIY Homeowners Tackling Spring Projects

As the blossoms start to bloom and the days grow longer, spring emerges as the perfect season to breathe new life into your surroundings. Whether you're a seasoned contractor or a DIY enthusiast, having the right tools at your disposal is crucial for the success of your spring projects. In this blog post, we'll explore a curated list of equipment that can help both contractors and DIY homeowners seamlessly tackle their spring endeavors and bring their visions to life. Powerful Lawn Mower: For both contractors overseeing landscaping projects and DIY homeowners maintaining their lawns, a powerful and efficient lawn mower...

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Basement Finishing Tips

Basement Finishing Tips

Generally, the forward thinking concept of building a home in which the owner may someday use the basement as a living space wasn’t widely practiced until the 1950s and 1960s. Older homes had basements which were primarily a place to keep the furnace and other utilities, as well as storing things that can handle the cooler, damp atmosphere. On the plus side, cool basements were excellent for storing canned goods. Nowadays, finished basements are a common and economical way of improving your home. Living space is greatly increased, and the home’s resale value goes up as well. The challenge is...

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