It’s an interesting time for the construction industry. Growth has been strong the past several years, with U.S. construction spending now at an all-time high. Despite having weathered the storm of the Great Recession, the construction industry is still facing challenges, both old and new, moving forward. Rising material and labor costs, labor woes, increased […]

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, America’s most significant tax reform legislation since 1986, has been passed by Congress and will take effect for 2018. The changes in this legislation are landmark; major changes have been made with the goal of making America more competitive internationally, stimulating economic growth, creating more jobs, and raising wages. […]

Temperatures are dropping, the holidays are approaching and there might even be a little bit of snow in the forecast. It’s officially the offseason in the construction industry. The construction industry is often one of the hardest-hit when inclement weather hits but this doesn’t mean there isn’t work to do. While there might not be […]

The holiday season is upon us: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Tax Return Preparation!  All over the land, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are busy updating their software, familiarizing themselves with the new laws and restocking their liquor cabinets. The recent tax reform proposals add special excitement, bringing new provisions and removing some old ones. […]

Do you remember the last job you lost to a competitor? I remember mine vividly because, despite my best efforts, I simply could not convince my prospect to choose my company. No matter how much evidence I presented, they remained unswayed. While sometimes there’s nothing we can do, more often than not, there is, and […]

Construction is a risky business. Each construction project is unique and comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities. Identifying and managing risks can be tricky, but not impossible with careful planning and execution. When a risk turns into reality it can disrupt and derail a project. In order to avoid disaster, you need […]

While many people celebrate the push for legalization of marijuana, the reality of marijuana legalization is complicated for employers. Under federal law, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 drug, which indicates that regulators consider it to have high potential for abuse, no agreed-upon medical purpose, and insufficient safety standards for use under medical supervision. […]