Economics: Where Fun Goes to Die

Economics: Where Fun Goes to Die

Last week, our CFO Del Allen attended a presentation by Mr. Kevin Kliesen, the Business Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the person to whom we can credit the quote used for this post’s title. As most of us know, the recovery is a slow one. There is flat income growth and cautious [Read More]

Trends Show Construction Industry Looking Up

Trends Show Construction Industry Looking Up

Our CFO Del Allen recently attended the Birmingham Aon/Smith Currie breakfast, where they presented a “state of the union” type look at the construction industry. Later this week, I will share 3 key issues effecting talent in the construction industry, but first I thought you might like to take a look at the stats. Many [Read More]

All For One and One For All

All For One and One For All

You’ve heard the Three Musketeers shout it as a show of selflessness and solidarity. It’s the national motto of Switzerland. I’m proud to say it’s also a mantra of the Stewart Perry team. When the economic downturn started affecting commercial construction, our CFO Del Allen and I were forced to take a hard look at [Read More]

Are Unnecessary General and Administrative Costs Whittling Your Profits?

As a construction company navigating our way through these hard economic times, we are devoting much time to seeking out the right opportunities. Many of us are in the same boat, looking for work that has reasonable profits. On the cost side of our operations—overhead—we’re fortunate to have a forward thinking CFO who keeps me [Read More]