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Residential Construction Project Manager Salary: What You Can Expect To Make

Residential Construction Project Manager Salary: What You Can Expect To Make

Now is a good time to be a residential construction project manager: The pay is good, the job market is growing, and the education requirements are reasonable. Consider this snapshot of the ...
5 Ways Mobile Technology Can Lead to Lean Residential Construction and a Competitive Advantage

5 Ways Mobile Technology Can Lead to Lean Residential Construction and a Competitive Advantage

“Lean” management concepts were first applied to the construction industry in the early 1990s and have since proven to reduce waste and increase productivity. Companies that practice lean principles ...
From construction to warranty: How to Manage a Remote Construction Workforce

From construction to warranty: How to Manage a Remote Construction Workforce

If there’s one thing businesses around the world learned in 2020, it’s that having a flexible workforce can no longer be a low priority. COVID-19 has reminded us that we live in a world where ...
Paper Trail Getting Messy? Four Steps to Improving Document Management in Residential Construction

Paper Trail Getting Messy? Four Steps to Improving Document Management in Residential Construction

New residential construction comes with plenty of challenges, but paperwork doesn’t have to be one of them. Some days it seems like residential construction is nothing but paperwork. We have ...
How to Work from Home In the Construction Industry

How to Work from Home In the Construction Industry

As we’ve recently said in our blog posts, effective project managers and all those who work with them are accustomed to expecting the unexpected in the residential construction industry. We did not, ...
How to Break into the Booming Residential Construction Industry

How to Break into the Booming Residential Construction Industry

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction has one of the brightest outlooks for new employment opportunities over the next decade. Job growth for construction managers is ...
How This Mobile App Prevents You From Being Blamed for Another Contractor’s Errors (A CYA Guide)

How This Mobile App Prevents You From Being Blamed for Another Contractor’s Errors (A CYA Guide)

If you’re a contractor working in new home construction, you don’t need us to tell you about the daily complexities of simply getting any job done. Not only are you working on tight schedules with ...
How Today’s Residential Construction Contractors Finish Jobs On Time

How Today’s Residential Construction Contractors Finish Jobs On Time

In the residential construction industry, the days of chasing paper, digging through file cabinets and scrolling through Rolodexes are over. Everything necessary to schedule jobs, coordinate with ...
Best Practices in Residential Construction Project Management for 2020

Best Practices in Residential Construction Project Management for 2020

The residential construction industry is currently experiencing an exponential boom, and a lack of skilled trade professionals means an overabundance of jobs. Among the fastest ...
BOLT Partners with JazzHR to Simplify Recruiting Skilled Contractors

BOLT Partners with JazzHR to Simplify Recruiting Skilled Contractors

BOLT Software is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with JazzHR, industry-leading recruitment, and applicant tracking solution for small businesses. This integration joins BOLT’s suite of ...
3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Subcontractor Software

3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Subcontractor Software

You’re probably thinking “Its time. Time to make one of the most important decisions I will make for my company. Time to choose the software that will be at the foundation of all that we do.” So ...
How to Stop Wasting Time on Paperwork During New Home Construction

How to Stop Wasting Time on Paperwork During New Home Construction

New residential construction jobs generate oceans of paperwork. One project includes requirements, blueprints, work orders, estimates, contracts, checklists, photos, change orders and more. All of ...
The Labor Shortage: What to do?

The Labor Shortage: What to do?

Everyone in construction is talking about the shortage of skilled labor and we constantly are asking how we as an industry can close the gap. Many conversations mention well-meaning programs like ...
New Home Construction Project Over Budget? 7 Ways to Keep it Profitable

New Home Construction Project Over Budget? 7 Ways to Keep it Profitable

More often than contractors like to admit, cost overruns are a fact of life with new residential construction. Even when everything seems to be going well, unplanned expenses and delays can ambush ...
Thoughts from the Sunbelt Builder Show

Thoughts from the Sunbelt Builder Show

I recently had the privilege of joining the Texas Association of Builders at their annual Sunbelt Builder show at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Sometime during the 2-day event, I made a few ...
Top 10 Ways Subcontractors Are Using Technology to Grow Their Business

Top 10 Ways Subcontractors Are Using Technology to Grow Their Business

1. Modern Accounting By modern, I mean that your accounting software should easily give you job costing, and other logical reports at the click of a button. Technology that works is expected in’ ...