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Low Budget Options for Marketing Yourself as a Contractor

  The remodeling and construction industry is in full growth mode right now. 2016 first quarter results compiled by Metrostudy’s Residential Remodeling Index show that home remodeling work for contractors is growing at a good clip, about 4.3 percent higher than the comparable period a year ago. Metrostudy increased its quarterly growth average projection to [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|

Head `em Off at the Pass: Anticipating Foul-ups on the Construction Site

Contractors can make or break your construction project. Avoid these common hiring mistakes to help ensure your job gets done the right way.

By | September 15th, 2016|

Nailing It: The Surprising Connection Between Building Standards and Building Financial Stability

Wondering how contractors and construction companies reconcile safety, quality, and cost? Edmund Newton weighs in.

By | August 15th, 2016|

The General Contractor’s Dilemma: Navigating the Liability Minefield

With construction, a lot of things can go wrong. Help make sure your business won't be held liable for the many different kinds of injuries than could happen on the job.

By | June 27th, 2016|

Kick Off 2016 at the International Builders’ Show with Dun & Bradstreet!

Dun & Bradstreet will be exhibiting and presenting at the 2016 International Builders' Show. Wondering how you can leverage business credit as a construction company? Come talk to us at the show!

By | January 15th, 2016|

Meet us at the Construction SuperConference this December!

Dun & Bradstreet will be at the 2015 Construction SuperConference in San Diego this December - Join us!

By | November 24th, 2015|

Growth For Small Businesses Can Help Fuel Increased Employment

Recent economical reports have promising implications for small businesses and employment in the U.S. Learn what the most recent studies are indicating about the future of small business and the U.S. economy.

By | June 25th, 2015|

You Built It: We’re Coming

Though we've visited Chicago several times this year, we just can't seem to stay away. Maybe it's the food, or the history that seeps from the buildings' bricks; or maybe it's the entrepreneurs hustling to build their businesses, the continuous hum of productivity. Probably all of the above. So, this Saturday, August 24th, we're headed [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|

If You Build It: Houston Build Expo 2013

In 2013, we're reconstructing our trade-show game. We're packing up our supplies, knowledge, interactive promise, and probably a few pb&j sandwiches for the flights (well...I am). Our first stop in the new year is Build Expo Houston: The Nation's Premier Building and Construction Show. Clearly, exhibitions like this provide for the most effective marketing tool [...]

By | January 17th, 2013|

“Reach for the Stars” Contest Winner Announced!

After much deliberation, we chose a winner for Dun & Bradstreet Credibility's "Reach for the Stars" contest: Bjork Construction of Fremont, California. Back in October, we announced that we would be taking one lucky business owner and his or her guest to the American Music Awards.  When we read Jean Bjork’s entrance essay, we knew she was the one. [...]

By | November 19th, 2012|