Published Articles

A Tale of Two Contractors

September 12, 2019 Uncategorized
One of the really interesting things about the surety business is you get to look behind the curtain of a ton of contractors’ operations. Daily, we get to hear the opportunities and struggles that our customers face while at the same time seeing how the ...
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Taking Your Company’s Inventory

June 13, 2019 Uncategorized
When most of us hear the words “taking inventory”, we typically think of reviewing physical assets that a business has for sale to determine their true value and see which ones have become obsolete. A similar review can be periodically done on a company’s “intangible ...
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Can a Single Project Take you Down?

April 17, 2019 Uncategorized
There was an eye-opening article in ENR on March 14, 2019 about Munilla Construction Management (MCM), the prime contractor involved in the bridge collapse at Florida International University that left six people dead last year. MCM recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it was ...
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The Culture of Continuity

March 13, 2019 Uncategorized
When most people talk about the continuity of construction businesses, the focus is typically on the technical elements such as who the buyer will be, how the purchase will be funded, tax ramifications and how to maintain bonding and banking credit. However, successfully transitioning a ...
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Why We Make Bad Decisions

February 20, 2019 Uncategorized
In Jim Collins’ famous book Good to Great (Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t), he says that, “One of the dominant themes from our research is that breakthrough results come about by a series of good decisions, diligently executed and accumulated one ...
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Is Your Company the Next Kodak?

October 1, 2018 Uncategorized
I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review titled, Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology, and the author did a great job of getting to the core of Kodak’s true problems. If you’re like me and many other others, you accepted the narrative told ...
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