RB September 2011

/Rural Builder - September 2011 CoverThe September 2011 Issue of Rural Builder is all about the challenges of jobsite management.

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Money Talk: Should you buy or lease your construction equipment?

By Mark C. Battersby, “Money Talk, Rural Builder magazine Buy or lease? That is a question facing many rural building businesses, even as credit becomes more readily available. While virtually everyone understands the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated. Deciding the best strategy is a tough move for anyone and, obviously, there...

Sept 2011 Rural Builder cover

The challenges of jobsite management

By Sharon Thatcher Nothing beats good tools for creating solid, well-built buildings, except one thing: good people. Train them well, motivate them and give them the tools they need to get the job done, and amazing things happen. It sounds simple enough, but in truth companies invest a great deal of time and effort...

A builder’s challenges in creating an equine paradise on Mackinac Island

by Sue Marquette Poremba for Rural Builder magazine Every construction project has challenges and obstacles – exceptionally rainy weather, zoning issues, clients who change their mind frequently. But those seem like a walk in the park compared to the challenges Jim Groat of Mystic Meadow Construction, an authorized Wick Buildings contractor, faced when he...

A look ahead to METALCON 2011

Builders looking for ways to grow their business and improve field techniques consider METALCON International their primary source of new products and ideas. Article By METALCON STAFF METALCON is the only annual conference and exhibition dedicated to metal construction products, technologies and solutions. The 21st annual METALCON International takes place Tuesday, October 11, through...