Author: George Ray - Owner, ACI

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 1: Preconstruction Considerations

  Before beginning any type of construction project, laying down the groundwork is key. Addressing all the details involved helps to provide a flowing, streamlined construction project. This...

Are You Spending Enough on Your Construction Project?

  When getting multiple quotes on construction projects, most are drawn to the lowest price. The assumption being made is that all the companies that are providing these quotes will provide the...

Benefits of Contracts

  When entering any kind of project, many details, steps and parties are involved. From compensation specifics, materials needed, timeline and much more, having as much detail and information...

What You Should Know About Payment Terms

  Across the board in the contractor industry, payment terms are usually pretty standard. Most contractors abide by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) standards. The AIA advocates for the...

Benefits of using Butler Pre-engineered Buildings

  Associated Contractors is proud to be your local Butler® builder, but what exactly does that mean? Through every step from budgeting and design consultation, to complete construction management...

What is LEED and Why is it Important to Green Building?

  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that guides builders on how to create the most efficient and cost-saving green buildings. According to the U.S. Green...

How to Keep Your Company Open During Renovation or Expansion

  Expanding and renovating your business can be an exciting project. Whether your goal is to add more area or to spruce up your already established space, all of the work can be done while your...

What It Means To Be A Butler Builder

    With the convenience of the Internet constantly at our fingertips, searching for and finding a well-respected, reliable builder can be an overwhelming task. By working with Associated...

Inspecting Your Building For Winter Damage

  It’s that time of year when we are excited for the weather to break. The snow has melted and the temperature is climbing. It’s also a good time to inspect for damage that may have occurred...

5 Common Construction Industry Myths

  Every industry comes with its stereotypes: all teachers love getting apples, all lawyers are liars, everyone in the tech industry is shy and nerdy, the academic field is snobby and elitist....

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