Interesting times for construction contractors

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The other option for contractors today is to sit on the sidelines and wait until the market opens up with more profitable work and less bidders. Some contractors may have the benefit of doing this without having to make an “investment” in one of their customer’s jobs if they profitably ran their business throughout the pandemic, received adequate PPP funds, and do not have a significant amount of debt. Waiting patiently could lead to positive results in the future as major cities and metropolitan areas return to a new “normal” in a post-Covid world. Factors that could affect the industry

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Wichita business owner charged with 17 counts of tax fraud

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A Wichita business owner is facing federal charges after authorities say he failed to turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars in employee payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

A July 13 federal grand jury indictment announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas says Jesus Perez-Aguayo collected the tax money from JLP Construction and JP Remodeling employees from 2015 to 2019 — including federal income taxes, Medicare tax payments and social security taxes — but never turned it over to the IRS. The companies are both painting and construction businesses.

His defense attorney, James Pratt, declined to

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Construction industry plots path to ‘zero avoidable waste’

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The construction industry is seeking to brush off its reputation as England’s biggest producer of waste by promoting refurbishment over demolition, cutting the amount of soil that ends up in landfill, and designing buildings with ‘end of life’ in mind.

These are some of the recommendations set out in a new ‘Routemap to Zero Avoidable Waste in Construction’ strategy published last week by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), a joint initiative between industry and the government aimed at boosting the sector’s sustainability credentials.

The Routemap’s broad aim is to “increase efficiency, save carbon, save cost” across the construction sector, and

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A Vermonter’s Approach to Sustainable, Affordable Housing

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Photo: Vermod co-founder Kristen Connors envisions a scale of growth over the next decade that benefits and supports the local community. Photos by Erica Houskeeper.

by Christine McGowan

Ten years ago this summer, Hurricane Irene tore through Vermont, leaving massive destruction and flooding in its wake. Among the hardest hit were mobile home parks, where many residents lost everything they owned—including the roof over their head.

So, when Steve Davis, a community-minded Hartford builder with a long record of energy efficient construction, got a call from the Vermont Modular Housing Innovation Project, he didn’t hesitate to take on a ten-home

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Next generation takes reins at Krueger construction and real estate firm

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Drive too fast on I-90 eastbound, and you might miss the sign near West 117th Street in Cleveland that Krueger Group, a construction contracting and real estate development firm, has on the south side of the highway at Triskett Road Storage, a mini warehouse among its holdings.

But motorists won’t miss a construction site at 2487 West 25th St., where the more than $30 million, five-floor TREO apartment building is starting to rise. Both locations emanate from the same family-owned outfit. The self-storage center reflects its foundation. TREO reflects its growth and scope as it begins the transition to a

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Blake Pontchartrain: The history fo the Boh Brothers construction company | Blake Pontchartrain | Gambit Weekly

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Hey Blake,

The Boh Bros. name is on construction and street projects all over town, but how many brothers are there? When did they first get into the construction business?

Dear reader,

Arthur Boh founded the A.P. Boh Construction Co. — as Boh Bros. was initially known — in New Orleans in 1909. The company began as a residential construction firm, building four double houses on Banks Street in Mid-City as its first project.

After World War I, Boh shifted to the municipal contracting business, building sidewalks, curbs and storm drains for the rapidly-expanding city. The company’s name changed to

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