Building Your Construction Talent Pool for Future Growth

With approximately 22 percent of employees planning to leave the workforce in the next five years, and 44 percent in the next ten years, it’s no surprise that effective recruiting and retention strategies are continually at the top of contractors’ greatest concerns.  Barnes Dennig recently hosted Stephen Boughton of FMI

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Ohio Tax Commissioner Talks Tax Issues for Construction Firms

On October 20, 2016, Jay Rammes and Cheryl Ganim of Barnes Dennig joined Associated Builders and Contractors in a meeting with Commissioner Testa to discuss areas of Ohio taxation that are particularly challenging to the construction industry. The Commissioner requested the meeting as he begins his preparation of the upcoming

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Grow Your Construction Firm in Today’s Expanding Economy

It may have taken awhile, but the economy finally seems to be on solid footing six years after the financial crisis and Great Recession. Construction activity, including new home construction, is booming again in many parts of the country. Most contractors and construction firms rightly want to get in on

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Compensation Strategies for Contractors

One of the top challenges facing construction companies today involves devising the best compensation strategy to retain top talent while also meeting business goals.   On November 13th, Barnes Dennig Director Dave Phelps and I delivered a presentation on this hot topic, covering the importance of incentive compensation as well as

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Nancy Blaut Recovery Fund

On September 30, Barnes Dennig Senior Accountant Nancy Blaut and her husband were involved in a horrific accident that took her husband’s life.  The days and weeks since have been an ebb and flow of emotions as Nancy has fought for her own life.  Nancy and her family are still

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Lessons from the recession for contractors

PKF North America recently hosted a panel of construction executives to discuss the uneven economic recovery and the state of the industry. While the details for each panelist varied, the themes were the same: Their companies are a lot smaller than they were four years ago, so they must embrace

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