Working on a project at a residential building presents its own unique set of circumstances. Unlike a more corporate setting, projects set in a home environment mean that your employer is inviting you to come into a very private world of family and the household. While it’s not as straightforward as in other environments, maintaining a professional and pleasant relationship in this setting can be done. Ultimately, the things you need to be aware of all boil down to one thing, respect.
In honor of Aretha Franklin, here are seven guidelines to remember when working in someone’s home to help you demonstrate the right amount of R-E-S-P-E-C-T.Continue reading →
Whether you’re outside laboring in scorching weather or in a hot indoor environment, working in the heat is unavoidable for many contractors, especially for those located in southern part of the United States. Heat can cause a variety of workplace injuries as the result of sweaty palms, hot surfaces, or fogged up glasses. More perilous, however, is the risk of heatstroke, a dangerous and potentially life-threatening condition. Despite these dangers, it’s a fact that deadlines still need to be met and jobs still need to be done well. Knowing some basic warnings and tips about heat exposure may help you avoid heatstroke while you’re on the job and the heat is on. Continue reading →
Whether or not you choose to accept them, missions in the contracting field are going to require that you be well equipped with the gear that you need to help you succeed. While having the latest and greatest high tech gadgets in your arsenal may not seem like a necessity, utilizing such tools can help save you time and money while feeling super-agent suave. Here’s a list of some of the newest contractor gadgets to outfit you for those impossible missions, ranging from practical to extravagant technology! Continue reading →
Keeping a toolbox full of the essentials around the house is a necessity for any home owner. You never know when you might need to make those small repairs around the house, assemble new furniture, or work on a DIY project. So which tools do you really need for a basic toolbox? While some specific tools will vary for some people depending on what they’re using it for, the following is a list of the essential tools that you’ll want to include in your new toolbox. Continue reading →