Jun 1, 2022

Be wary of illegitimate contractor scams during hurricane season 

As we kick off the official start of Hurricane Season, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) is advising citizens to exercise extreme caution to avoid becoming further […]

Oct 25, 2021

Commercial Construction Contractors Struggle to Find Workers, Materials As Recovery Stalls 

In the face of escalating challenges including worker shortages, materials shortages, and rising costs, commercial construction contractors are seeing a slowdown in the pace of their recovery from the pandemic, according to third quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index).  Almost all (92%) contractors […]

Jun 23, 2020

Frampton Construction ranked as one of the Southeast’s Top Contractors

Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has been recognized on ENR Magazine’s 2020 Southeast Top Contractors list. This is […]

May 11, 2020

ENNICO: Can You Legally Spy on Your Independent Contractors?

“I read with interest a column you did a while back on whether or not you can legally spy on what your employees are doing on the Internet. I have […]

Jul 2, 2019

Contractors Need Not Apply: Administration’s New Apprenticeship Proposal Fails To Address Growing Construction Industry Skills Shortage 

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in response to the release of the Department of Labor new proposal […]

Jun 28, 2017

INVESTORS’ CORNER: Hiring a contractor – part 2

It’s important to make sure that you give the same information to each bidder as to what you want to be done. This is called the “scope of work.” This […]

Jun 26, 2017

INVESTORS’ CORNER: Hiring a contractor, Part 1

I am a great believer in “do it yourself” approaches to fixing up properties, but I also feel it is important to hire out what you can’t or don’t want […]

Apr 19, 2017

10 tips to find a remodeling contractor you’ll love

This isn’t a dating column, just a guide to navigating that often sticky personal connection — the one between you and the man or woman you choose to update your […]

Jan 20, 2017

KASS: Allowing a contractor chance to fix a bad job

Q: The contractor I hired to remodel our bathroom did a bad job. We got two estimates from different contractors to correct the repairs and finish the job. We have […]

Aug 25, 2016

KASS: When the earth yields more than dirt

OF INTEREST: I recently heard that contractors who were working on a housing development in Suffolk, Virginia, found bones in the ground. I was curious and did a web search […]

May 12, 2016

INVESTORS’ CORNER: Independent contractors or employees?

I’ll bet a dollar to a donut that you know someone working as an independent contractor.  Recently made famous in the Uber class-action lawsuit, this is an increasingly common practice.  […]

Mar 21, 2016

Sherwin-Williams buying rival Valspar for $9 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sherwin-Williams, which has long claimed to “cover the Earth” with its paints, is buying rival Valspar for about $9 billion in a move that it says will […]

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