Work Isn’t Life!

Contractors work unbelievably hard for unbelievably long hours. That’s ingrained in every construction employee – you’re expected to work HARD! That mindset may have been ok in previous generations, but today’s workers are looking for better work-life balance. And...

Do You Consistently Walk the Walk?

In 1980, Apple did something that was quite revolutionary at the time. Remember, this was in an era long before the iPod, iPhone, or the MacBook. What did Apple do, and how does their bold move translate into the construction business? Please tune in this week as...

Collaboration – A Key to Construction Success

When everybody comes together and works as one, workflows become smoother, tasks are achieved quicker and more effectively, healthy relationships are formed, and productivity improves. Watch the ninth installment of Dennis’ final ten Digging Deeper vlogs where he...

How To Create More Time

The universal complaint among leaders in the construction industry is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done! Construction can be a relentless, demanding industry; in fact, a contractor once told Wayne “It’s like being a baseball umpire....

Great People Lead to Greater Success

Every successful construction firm is populated by a plurality of high performers. But high performing teams don’t materialize out of thin air. Building a great team starts with attracting and hiring the right people and getting them into the right seats on your bus....

What is a Business Plan NOT?

You better believe that we at FBI have seen hundreds of contractor “business plans” over the years. A few (a pitiful few) have been well done, but most have been real stinkers! Some contractors even paid over six figures for plans that were pretty much useless for...

Honor the Field

Caring for your field workers is a surprising differentiator between great and poor contractors. All contractors talk about their people, safety, and other field-related issues, but many just pay lip service. The deceptively simple act of showing appreciation goes a...

Six Tips for Kicking Off the New Year Right

The flipping of a calendar page can either be just another day at the office OR it can be something big, impactful, and meaningful! What are contractor best practices for getting the new year started off right? What actions should you take to assure yourself that...

Happy New Year!

Your friends at The Family Business Institute wish you all a very happy New Year. We hope that 2023 will be prosperous, happy, safe, and successful for...

It’s a Wonderful Life

“It’s a Wonderful Life” If you haven’t seen the classic Jimmy Stewart movie, please do! SPOILER ALERT: we give away the ending in this blog! What REALLY makes for a successful life? How do we get what George Bailey had in the movie; how do we achieve...