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HR Building - Creating a Culture of Top Performers, A Closer Look at the Performance Review Process

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Categories: Human Resources

We love to measure all sorts of things. How long it took to complete a task. How accurate or efficient was the task completed? The return on investment (ROI) for either our time or finances. The concept of recording stats and corresponding evaluation has been in existence for decades. (longest NFL pass, tallest person, gross sales of the original iPhone). The Guinness Book of World Records...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, HR Building, employee recognition


7 Important Preparations Before Finishing Your Basement

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019
Categories: Soundproofing  |  Remodeling

Adding livable square footage to your home adds value to both the home and your quality of living. One of the most popular and least expensive methods of increasing your home’s livable square footage is finishing the basement. It costs much less than building a new addition and can be completed by DIY-savvy homeowners in most cases.But don’t order your pool table and start...

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Tagged:home improvement, soundproofing, remodel, finished basement


HR Power Pack – Year-end HR strategies

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Hats off to anyone working in a position involving leading people! You’ve accomplished a great deal this year in developing, driving, and evaluating the human resources activities of your organization. Completing a few of these recommended practices, will give you an even greater boost leading into 2019 and further add value to your organization’s greatest asset! Challenge your...

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Tagged:technology, personnel, employment, HR Building, employee recognition


HR Building - We All Crave Some More... Recognition!

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to participate in a panel discussion on the value and impact of employee recognition. One statement that resonated true throughout the discussion was that we all crave recognition for our work performed. In fact,lack of recognition has been cited as the number one source of why people leave their jobs. To recognize someone’s efforts does not have to...

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Tagged:personnel, employment, benefits, HR Building, employee recognition


Prevent and Reduce Condensation on Your Windows

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Categories: Windows & Doors

Have you wondered why there is condensation forming on your window or patio door glass? That's one of the most common questions customers ask after having new windows installed... and most common misconception as to why.  There's nothing wrong with the windows or doors. They're doing exactly what they are supposed to do. When the home is sealed up tight to prevent energy loss from heating...

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Tagged:windows, doors, energy efficiency, condensation, humidity


HR Building - Do It Unafraid

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Have you ever watched a toddler transition from crawling to walking? A toddler will fall down time and time again and keep getting up to try again. A toddler isn’t sitting in a corner counting the number of times he’s fallen or beating herself up for not taking enough steps forward while learning how to walk. Once the walking is mastered, a determined toddler will take it to the next...

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Tagged:personnel, employment, HR Building


Critical Facts to Know Before Installing a New Entry Door

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Categories: Windows & Doors

When steel entry doors came on the market, they were the superior choice over wooden doors for stability, security, and insulating value. And they still are. However, they are not without their shortcomings including rusting if not kept properly painted, and becoming easily dented. If you’ve had steel doors on your home for any period of time, you have dents.The entry door of the home is...

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Tagged:doors, replacement, energy efficiency, home improvement, technology


HR Building - SMART QUESTIONS... It's ok to ask

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Whether you are new to the field, promoted within the company or a seasoned professional within your industry, chances are you’ve probably asked or been asked dozens of questions. We’ve recently hired several new employees and typically questions will arise during the onboarding and training phase. I'd like to challenge you to continue asking questions throughout your career. When...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, HR Building, jobs


Wood Wit & Lumber Laughs - Construction Jokes

Posted on Friday, September 07, 2018
Categories: Construction Industry

We've assembled a pile of wood wit & lumber laughs to add some levity and a smile to your day. The construction business is tough and we all need to pause and laugh. If you got a chuckle out of these like we did, share this page with your construction friends. A CONTRACTOR IN HEAVENA contractor dies on a fishing accident on his 40th birthday and finds himself greeted at the Pearly Gates by a...

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Tagged:contractor, tradesmen, humor


Tradesmen Made America Great, and There’s More Work to be Done

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Categories: Local Economy  |  History  |  Construction Industry

It’s no secret that the United States of America was built by the cracked and bleeding hands, strong backs, and aching muscles of brave and hardworking people who refused to relent, despite the massive obstacles. Leaders in the construction industry and workers in the skilled trades built the houses and buildings where we live and work; the streets, bridges and tunnels where we drive; the...

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Tagged:contractor, local economy, small business, employment, tradesmen, jobs


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