Every Company Was Small Once

While Jackson & Associates is best known for working with some of the biggest names in the construction industry, some may not realize we provide consultation and recruiting services to companies of all sizes. From budding startups to family-owned ventures, our assistance has repeatedly been sought by a wide array of general contractors, developers and… Read More »

Are You Prepared?

If you’re like most people, taking certain measures to protect your future is critical. You participate in a 401(k) plan in preparation for retirement. You carry health insurance in case you fall ill. Your vehicle is insured in case of a collision. So, wouldn’t it be equally wise to show the same foresight regarding your… Read More »

Construction’s Focus on Worker Safety

We all like to take risks now and then. Some of our greatest experiences come from leaving our comfort-zone. Construction is one industry in which an unnecessary risk can quickly translate into disaster or even worse, result in someone not going home to his or her family. More than (6) million workers are on construction… Read More »

“Time is Money.”

While this statement is certainly true for almost all businesses and industries, it’s literally the foundation of the Construction Industry. Ask anyone involved in a construction project what the top priorities are beyond safety and they’ll say, “finishing on time and under budget.” However, it’s not that simple. Project schedules can fall apart or be… Read More »

Tariffs are Taking a Toll on Construction

Good or bad, there is no denying tariff’s are having an impact on the construction industry. The one-two punch began with the taxation of imported lumber in late 2017 and was followed by 25 and 10 percent tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, respectively, both of which went into effect in 2018. The goal is… Read More »

Craftsmen Recruiting, A Look at the Future

“CONSTRUCTION WORKERS NEEDED: Please do not apply if you oversleep, have court often, do not have a babysitter every day, have to get rides to work later than our work day begins, experience flat tires every week, have to hold on to a cell phone all day, or will become an expert at your job… Read More »

Millennials Need Construction; Construction Needs Millennials

American cities are bursting at the seams, due in no small part to the rise of the millennials. Born between 1978 and the late ‘90s, this tech-savvy (yet undeniably “green”) generation is making waves across every aspect of society, reshaping construction in the process. From an increased need for multi-family units to a surge in mass transit,… Read More »

Emerging Trends Impacting Infrastructure

Despite a labor shortage, 2017 was a positive year for the construction industry as a whole. Companies and contractors anticipate even more progress as they finish out 2018 and move into the upcoming year. With optimism rising, most organizations are looking to expand their footprint by hiring additional staff. The source of that confidence stems… Read More »

It Takes a Village to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

An old proverb tells us that it takes a village to raise a child. While we can’t precisely pinpoint the origins of this much-repeated piece of sage advice, business owners can apply the benefits of communal effort to their recruiting and retaining endeavors. In today’s job market where the talent wields the leverage, businesses need their entire… Read More »