Business Spotlight – B. Jackson Construction

Business Spotlight – B. Jackson Construction

Bart Jackson, president and founder of B. Jackson Construction and Engineering Inc, was recently interviewed for the “Business Spotlight” channel on YouTube.  Bart is a dedicated and motivated entrepreneur and has a strong background in Civil Engineering and Construction Management.  Bart started B Jackson Construction in 1997 to fulfill a need in the OSP telecommunications […]

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Rumble Strips & Singing Roads

Rumble Strips & Singing Roads

Whether you call them, “sleeper lines,” “growlers,” or the “the corduroy,” Rumble Strips are an essential part of the U.S. Depart of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s safety protocols. Most roadway accidents are caused by driver in attention and/or drowsiness. The noise and vibrations that Rumble Strips make provide an effective warning to drivers, refocus their […]

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Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Network Expansion

Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Network Expansion

Remember when having an in-home Internet connection was considered a luxury?  These days, we use the Internet for almost everything. We use it to do on-line research, to on-line shop, to stream videos and games, and to communicate with loved ones who live far-away.  The Internet is even how a lot of people watch TV, […]

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Is your business Wattsmart?

Is your business Wattsmart?

As of July 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy eliminated the production and sale of the most commonly used types of T12 fluorescent lamps.  The reason?  T12 lamps are energy inefficient when compared to other lamps now available on the market and the Department of Energy and Public Utility companies continue to look for […]

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Construction Worker Productivity Tips

Construction Worker Productivity Tips

The construction industry is extremely competitive and has many inherent risks that can impact the overall profitability of a company or project.  One of the greatest factors that impacts the bottom-line, is also one that, as a Project Manager or Owner, you have the most direct control over: employee productivity.  And, yet, according to the […]

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Safety is Good Business

Safety is Good Business

There were 796 construction fatalities last year in the United States.  This means, on average, 85 workers will be killed on a job-site nationwide this week.  The scary part?  Last year, was the lowest total number of worker fatalities since OSHA started tracking this statistic back in 1992. Like many of you, we take the […]

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Employee Retention: What the Best Bosses Know…

Employee Retention: What the Best Bosses Know…

The cost of replacing a departing employee’s salary can be up to 150% when you take into account factors such as lost production, new employee training, and recruiting, according to Monster.com.  Research by the Warwick Business School also has shown that employees who like where they work are 12% more productive then unhappy employees.  Therefore, […]

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The Challenge of Uneven Cash Flow

The Challenge of Uneven Cash Flow

One of the largest problems facing construction companies in Utah and elsewhere, perhaps only with the exception of finding skilled workers, is how to effectively manage uneven cash flow. Uneven cash flow is caused by numerous factors including: slow client payments, large upfront material and project start-up costs, cost overruns, and retainage. One of most […]

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