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Contractor Fails 21 Inspections, Fined $900,000
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Contractor Fails 21 Inspections, Fined $900,000

New Jersey contractor faces close to $900,000 fines from OSHA after being cited... Read more

NAHB, OSHA Settle Litigation on Confined Spaces Rule
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NAHB, OSHA Settle Litigation on Confined Spaces Rule

The settlement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the... Read more

Using Mechanic's Liens to Avoid Getting Burned
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Using Mechanic's Liens to Avoid Getting Burned

While often a last-ditch tool to ensure payment, mechanic's liens provide valuable... Read more

Getting Along With Difficult Clients
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Getting Along With Difficult Clients

Ensuring a positive customer experience depends on three things, one expert says:... Read more

Company Fined $43,080 in Fatal Fall
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Company Fined $43,080 in Fatal Fall

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says S&S Roofing Inc. of... Read more

OSHA Fines Ohio Contractor $116,900
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OSHA Fines Ohio Contractor $116,900

In another case prompted by a fatal fall, federal safety officials cite the... Read more

How to Get Snow Off the Roof
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How to Get Snow Off the Roof

If you have to get the snow off the roof, here are some tips on how to do it--and... Read more

Power Up Your Marketing with These 5 Contracting Trends for 2016
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Power Up Your Marketing with These 5 Contracting Trends for 2016

Transom windows, universal design and low-maintenance lead the pack. Read more

2015 Year in Review
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2015 Year in Review

Here’s a look back at the news stories that dominated contractors — and their... Read more

Hurricane Risk Heat Map, and the Value of Real Estate
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Hurricane Risk Heat Map, and the Value of Real Estate

A recent report by RealtyTrac shows that 29% of homes worth an estimated $4.7... Read more

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