The Inevitable New Year’s Resolutions

The Inevitable New Year’s Resolutions

By Brian Hall Welcome to 2023. Most of us are catching our breath after a busy 2022 and all of us are asking the question, “How can I make 2023 even better?” Doesn’t matter if you are a crew member or an owner of a large construction firm, you always want to be a...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Brian Hall Well, it happened again. We blinked and it’s December. In talking to contractors around the country, it has been a good paving year, in spite of some speed bumps. Different obstacles, specifically work force issues, hindered a lot of the production for...
The Basics of Screed Management

The Basics of Screed Management

By Brian Hall Too many times I’ve gone to the job site to fix problems such as “I can’t get my screed to do what you told me it would do”. Many times this can be corrected by an easy screed setup or just a few twists and turns. Every screed, no matter who the...
Stop and Smell the Asphalt (and Profits)

Stop and Smell the Asphalt (and Profits)

By Brian Hall Strange days, indeed. I’ve been in this business for 25 years and thought I had seen it all. Recessions, inflation housing booms and busts. But in all my born days would I ever think that the construction industry would be so robust that it would outrun...
Set Yourself Up For Success

Set Yourself Up For Success

By Brian Hall Perfection. It’s what we all strive for, whether it’s on the jobsite or in our personal lives. Sometimes we get close, many times we fall short, but the pursuit never should cease. When talking to contractors, I always tell them, “give yourself the best...
Where’s Your Dealer?

Where’s Your Dealer?

By Brian Hall Let’s take a break from the strange goings on in the country, shall we? Here we are in August and we are putting down asphalt as fast as the plants can fill the trucks. Life is good, but something doesn’t seem right. Ah, that’s it. Time for the old 250...