New England Construction Blog

If the Shoe Fits, Sign the Contract!

Mike Gorman4/3/2018

There are many tales told about the search for the perfect fit. Goldilocks was trying to find the bed that was just right. The Prince traveled the country side with a glass slipper in his hand looking for the foot of his true love, Cinderella. Much in the same way, a property or business owner...

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Topics: Construction, Business Tips, Building Connections - Spring 2018

Do YOU need a User Manual?

Kim Sluter3/28/2018

Do you need a personal user manual?

We all have our unique gifts.  We also have preferred settings that generate optimum productivity and flow.  Why not share our idiosyncrasies and preferred working environment with our employees, teams and colleagues, and develop a ‘user manual’ that captures...

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Topics: Business Tips

Defining Purpose

Matt Sluter2/21/2018

“Success demands singleness of purpose.” - Vince Lombardi

Coach Lombardi uses just a few words in this quote, but truly hits the nail on the head. When we consider building the success of businesses in our chosen industries we must have a clearly defined purpose behind every choice and action we...

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Topics: Business Tips, Core Values

Top 6 Considerations for Winter Construction in New England

Matt Sluter11/1/2017

The days are growing shorter and there is already a chill in the air. As New Englanders, we know what this means, we are sliding down that slippery hill towards winter. While it would be nice to think we could stock our larders and close the doors to ride out the season, we know this is not...

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Topics: Commercial, Business Tips

Ask Yourself This… Questions for Small Business Owners Considering Expansion

Mike Gorman10/18/2017

Making the decision to expand your business is one that obviously requires a lot of forethought. You set goals with your managers, speak with your shareholders, and even discuss the pro’s and con’s with your family. Growing pains for a small business involve a fair amount of risk and must be...

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Topics: Commercial, Business Tips

An Employers Guide to Career Fair Basics

Getting Started!

From an employer’s perspective, preparation is one of the most critical aspects to the success of a career fair.

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Topics: Business Tips, Human Resources

Buying In to the Buyout!

Suzette Joseph5/18/2017

“Buyout” is the transitional time between the preconstruction and the construction phases of a project. It is during buyout that purchase orders and subcontracts are issued. Working closely with construction management team and general contractors at this stage is crucial to the overall...

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Topics: Education, Business Tips

Road Tripping On The Buyer's Journey!

Mike Gorman5/4/2017

Spring Fever is settling in here in New England as the days get longer, the sun shines brighter and the frost has faded away. This is a great time of the year to plan a road trip. Of course when you sit down to do this you start asking yourself some questions, like:

  • Why do I even want to do...
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Topics: Education, Business Tips

More That Just A Dotted Line… Advice from a Contract Administrator at NEC

Lauren Letellier4/19/2017

As a Contract Administrator I get the pleasure of handling many different roles within the company here at New England Construction. Although the word is in my title, my duties don’t just involve contracts. In addition to making sure all contracts are processed properly in a timely manner with...

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Topics: Education, Business Tips

Business Development in 2 Hours

Kim Sluter4/6/2017

Ever see that movie “She’s Just Not That Into You”?  You know the part where Drew Barrymore is exhausted from the effort it takes to date in the digital age?  This 50 second monologue describes what it’s like to be a Business Development professional in today’s world.  Inbound Marketing,...

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Topics: Education, Business Tips