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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Root

The Up-to-Date Guide to Organizing Your Construction Business – Part One

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

Warning! If you’re here for a quick fix, this post isn’t for you. Read on if you’re serious about finding ways to make your construction business more organized. And you must take the time to click through the links, or you will miss vital information. Bookmark this page if necessary – and return when you have time to get down to business.

The Question

Which part of your construction business do you not need to organize?

That is like asking which string of your six-string guitar you do not need to tune.

From the initial site prep to the final walkthrough, it is best to have all your strings tuned and working together to create the best music possible.

The Real Question

How do you organize your construction business so it constantly makes excellent music? The answer is similar to the one a guitarist faces – the tuning process is not a one-and-done action.

Don Carr, former lead guitarist for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys, recently wrote an article titled 6 Hacks for Keeping Your Guitar in Tune.

We’ll use a few of those hacks as our springboard for discussing how to keep your construction company in tune. Carr’s first hack is, Install Your Strings Properly. What that translates to for construction contractors is to start with the basics.

Install Your Strings Properly

We dived into our archives and brought back three articles to help you with the basic concepts of organizing your construction company. By linking through to each of the articles, you will find organizing principles that will aid you as you get into the rhythm of organizing your business.

The first is a look at The Power of Categories.

The second and third articles deal with Sorting it Out (and mention how to deal with clutter.)

Don’t Let Your Strings Get Old

Carr’s next hack is Don’t Let Your Strings Get Old. Translated to construction contracting, that means ensuring your brain is refreshed, functioning well, and ready for the next challenge.

The article The Hidden Strategy for Construction Subcontractors walks through the importance of keeping your mind attuned and able to lessen the problems associated with daily chaos.

Lubricate the “Sticking Points” on the Guitar

Another of Carr’s hacks involves sticking points that must be lubricated. One of the most difficult sticking points for many construction contractors is time management.

Organizing time in the Construction World is another article that will set you on the right path for taking time management head-on.

The second sticking point many contractors face is dealing with the ever-growing aspect of technology. This article, Technically it is About Organizing the Tech, will aid you in making sure your tech is organized and useful.

It’s All About the Izes

While there are dozens of aspects of your construction business to scrutinize when determining to get organized, the four fundamental “izes” are:

  1. Prioritize

  2. Harmonize

  3. Formalize

  4. Authorize

And if you don’t use those “izes” correctly, you’ll find yourself left with these nasty “izes” instead:

  1. Agonize

  2. Demoralize

  3. Compromise

  4. Fantasize

What’s Next?

The second part of this two-part series emphasizes four specific spaces that need to be organized in your construction business.

Ambitious Construction Contractors look to The Profit Constructors to provide advocacy in dealing with:

  • Clients and customers

  • Employees and subcontractors

  • Vendors and service providers

  • Governmental entities

Working with The Profit Constructors gives Construction Contractors the means to organize their operations in ways that help them:

  • Remain informed

  • Avoid hassles

  • Reduce risks

  • Be future-ready

Ready for action? Or want to know more? Get in touch today to schedule a complimentary discovery call. 866-629-7735


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