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The Value of Supervision

We hear it all the time, the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Proper supervision and coordination between the office and the field is vital to completing a project on time and in budget. Leadership is what all of our crews need and what customers expect!

A crew without proper leadership is just a bunch of guys meandering around with no direction. We have been blessed over the years with great leadership. We have foreman that have been with us for over 25 years. They understand the value of keeping the laborers on their feet and abreast of what the next order of action is to come. They have high expectations for the completion of our projects because our customers have come to expect only the very best from us. We have set the precident over the last 30+ years in business. It is up to our leadership and our foreman to continue to pave the same path that we have set in our shadows all these years.

I have heard customers complain for years about other contractors not supervising their work! From a business and profit point of view, supervision can make or break a project. A lot of times a contractor will start a job and then quickly move on to another or just coast by! Coasting is meandering in one direction, down hill, who's destination is inevidable... a complete stop. Human nature is such that leadership is imperative!  A project with out a leader or a supervisor is just a social event and a bunch of guys hanging out until payday!

Bottom line, if you want your future paved in success, supervise those involved to get the job done on time and in budget; it makes the customer happy and a business profit!

Written by an old man in concrete boots!

Mike Green

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