Build a Deck for Life

For jobs involving decking and railing, material choice plays a prominent role in the project’s durability. While wood was the  traditional decking choice for many applications given its low upfront costs, contractors now frequently install composite decking, which provides a long-term cost savings given its greater durability and less intensive maintenance requirements.

Choosing Vehicle Safety Features and Equipment

  While today’s safety features are more sophisticated and effective than ever before, choosing the right features and equipment has become a lot more complicated. Businesses with a fleet of vehicles can easily become overwhelmed by the variety of options and choices in safety features and equipment and end up paying too much or not getting the best protection.

Reimbursement Can Cost More Than a Company-Owned Fleet

  One reason company-provided vehicles might be more advantageous than reimbursement is the increasing availability of vehicles with smaller, more efficient engines, resulting in lower fuel spend. In addition, some employees that are reimbursed may be driving vehicles that are not very reliable and require frequent repairs that may not be completed by the most qualified technician.

How to Determine If Commercial Clients Are Creditworthy

When it comes to the creditworthiness of large customers or contracts, the evaluation should include reports from multiple credit bureaus, as each one has its own network of reporting companies and its own credit scoring methods. Unfortunately, they also have their own inaccuracies. Using reports from multiple bureaus provides a more balanced and complete view of the prospective client, thereby reducing the risk involved in credit decisions.

Harness the Power of Employee Green Teams

  Internal “green teams” help build and maintain momentum for sustainable initiatives, achieve buy-in from critical groups, and bring visibility and transparency to a company’s sustainability initiatives. Green teams are extremely valuable assets to companies because they provide the staffing needed to successfully achieve sustainable goals.

 

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