ShackelfordShackelford Construction makes safety and relationships its top priorities.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When talking about his business, Jay Shackelford often repeats and stresses certain key words: relationships and safety. As head of Shackelford Construction – a multi-state civil construction company based out of Mississippi – Shackelford has built a successful family business with repeat clients and an exceptional safety rating.  

RussoRusso grows throughout the South thanks to its expertise.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Russo Corporation remains highly valued among the contractors and project owners with which it works for numerous reasons, but one of the company’s characteristics sticks out above all. Vice President and Co-Owner Harris Wilson explains Russo’s quality reputation is the result of the company’s willingness to take on challenges – challenges unlike anything other firms will approach. 

Lion ElectricCustomer satisfaction is the circuit to success for Lion Electric.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

There is quite a lot of competition for electrical contractors in New York City and New Jersey. Lion Electric differs from the competition by the emphasis it places on customer satisfaction. “We believe that doing the right thing is always the right thing, a by-any-means-necessary approach,” President Dave Zeki says. “We want to make sure people are satisfied and that’s the measuring stick we use to gauge our success.”

InEightImproved processes and technology lead to successful projects.

By Jake Macholtz

Ask any construction professional for their definition of “project success” and you’ll get an array of different – and sometimes conflicting – answers. So, what does successful project delivery really mean? And, how can you achieve it?


InCord’s Walk-On Netting helps contractors safely work at high points.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

These days, builders are more concerned than ever with keeping their sites accident-free. “Twenty-five years ago, when somebody was putting up a skyscraper, safety was typically the last concern on the job,” Brian Hillery recalls. “Nowadays, it’s the first thing that gets bid.”

HagenHagen Business Systems helps construction employees learn faster.

By Carol Hagen

Construction has seen a technology explosion and it is expected to continue at a furious pace. Software updates, new applications and emerging solutions are cropping up to solve complex problems and deliver better outcomes. How do you and your employees keep up? You aren’t – and a huge chunk of the reason is time.


Collomix North America debuts new hand-held mixers and paddles.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

The proper completion of any construction task starts with using the right tools for the job. For example, one wouldn’t use a screwdriver as a chisel because it can lead to injury or cause more damage, so why are power drills still being used for small batch mixing? 

SAW 01Sage adds a manual input field in the cost-to-complete functionality.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Cost overruns have become so common on large construction projects today that it is almost expected. About 90 percent of mega-projects will have an overrun of 50 percent or more, according to reports. Australia’s Sydney Opera House, for example, may be awe-inspiring and perceived as an amazing success to the every day person, but it was a failure from a project management standpoint. Construction took 10 years when it was originally estimated at four, resulting in a schedule overrun of 250 percent and a 1,300 percent cost overrun. The project was estimated at $7 million and was completed at $102 million.

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