Built with Billd

Built with Billd was started to help contractors navigate the uncertainties of construction payment cycles and provide tips and tricks for growth and sustainability. We believe success in the construction industry is about managing cash flow, maintaining strong relationships, and leveraging the latest technologies.

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5 days ago

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] How do you grow a construction business? According to Matt DiBara, owner of DiBara Masonry, there are two main things every contractor needs to do: create a strong brand that you deliver on every day, and prioritize relationships at all times. In this episode, Matt shares specific examples of how you can accomplish both of these (and more), and how these strategies directly contribute to growing your business.

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] On this week's episode of Built with Billd, we sat down with Angela Taylor, Executive Director at Construction Career Collaborative to talk about how they're priming the talent pipeline of next generation construction workers. C3 is on a mission to positively impact the future of the industry by strengthening the safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce pipeline. To learn more about C3 and how you can get involved, visit their website at www.c3.org.  Follow us at www.linktr.ee/billd to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest news  in commercial construction.

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] In commercial construction, marketing your business doesn’t come down to typical branding initiatives, like logos, websites, or brochures. You build your construction brand by delivering quality work in the field. However, you can only demonstrate that value once you’ve won projects where you can showcase that quality work.  For new subcontractors, it’s critical to understand how to submit accurate, reliable bids that set you apart from your competitors. 

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

[Replay: Best of the Built with Billd series] We’re all concerned about safety on the jobsite, but have you ever thought about turning safety into a competitive advantage? By making safety a top priority in your business, you can cut insurance costs, hire better (and retain more) employees, and win more bids by demonstrating to GCs that you can reliably finish projects in a responsible way. Our friends at Raken joined us for this episode to discuss how you can accomplish all of this and more by implementing technology designed specifically for construction.

Monday Jun 27, 2022

Commercial construction contracts can be overwhelming for many subcontractors, but it's incredibly important that you know what to look for before signing on the dotted line. In some cases, a contract may not be favorable to the subcontractor should something happen during the project. You need to know how to properly navigate them so you can ensure you're protected throughout the duration of a project. On this week's episode of the Built with Billd podcast, Russ Briscoe sat down with Drew Boyd, Founder and CEO of Jefferson Maxey Consulting to talk about the three biggest things that subcontractors need to be on the lookout for in every contract.  This is an episode you're not going to want to miss! --- Connect with Drew on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrdrewboyd/ Connect with Russ on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russelljohnbriscoe/ ---  Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction ---  If you'd like to be featured on an upcoming show, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com.

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

On Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell into a bear market with stocks falling more 20% Monday and Tuesday.  At the same time, the 30-year fixed mortgage crossed 6% for the first time since 2008, sending mortgage applications to a 22-year low. The idea of a recession is getting stronger and stronger, but construction stocks are showing strong strength throughout this time. Could construction stocks be a safe bet for investors to shed some risk? Listen to this week's Walkthrough Wednesday to find out. --- Construction Dive: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/commercial-construction-bear-market-good-stocks/625516/ Construction Dive: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/abc-chief-economist-anirban-basu-recession-later-this-year-or-2023/625578/ AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-june-6-14-2022/2206151 --- Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and great news in commercial construction --- If you have a burning question that you would like answered on the show, send us an email at 'grow@billd.com'

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 36,000 new employees put on hard hats and reported to job sites in May. However, that didn't come close to filling the 494,000 construction jobs that were open at the end of April. Finding skilled labor is still a major problem for the construction industry despite hourly wages rising 6.4% year over year. So, how do we attract more workers to join the workforce?  Listen to this week's Walkthrough Wednesday to find out. --- Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/high-pay-attracts-workers-construction-jobs-employment-gap-widens/625218/ Source: https://constructioncitizen.com/blogs/ken-simonson --- Follow us at https://linktr.ee/billd to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in commercial construction. Have a burning question that you would like answered on the show? Contact us at grow@billd.com for a chance to be featured on next week's episode.

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Recession...not inevitable?  According to economists, the U.S. economy is not headed towards a recession even though the Federal Reserve, aiming to squash the highest inflation in 40 years, has raised interest rates at the fastest pace since the 1990s. However, despite these increased interest rates, there is plenty of extra cash to help consumers through thick and thin.  "Businesses are in great financial shape and they have never been so profitable." - Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics. Tune in to this week's episode of Walkthrough Wednesday to hear Russ Briscoes take on this important subject! --- Sources: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/recession-not-inevitable-moodys-says/624919/ https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-may-27-june-3-2022/2206061 --- Follow us on social media at https://linktr.ee/billd If you have questions/comments/concerns about today's episode, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com  

Monday Jun 06, 2022

On this week's episode of the Built with Billd podcast, Chris Doyle sat down with Susan Tanski, Co-founder and VP of Strategy at Sunstone Credit to talk about why - and how - small businesses should transition into solar-powered energy. Sunstone Credit provides flexible financing solutions for businesses of all sizes, offering solar loans with borrower-friendly terms. They help businesses save money and reduce their carbon footprint by going solar.  --- Check out Sunstone Credit on Linkedin  Follow us on social media at linktr.ee/billd --- If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to grow@billd.com      

Wednesday May 25, 2022

Vietnamese contractor Hoa Binh Construction has its eyes set on the American construction industry and they have ambitious goals to follow. The company has a goal to increase its annual profits to $20 billion by the end of 2032. How are they planning to do that?  For starters, they are looking at acquiring a number of large firms across United States and Canada. Listen to this week's Walkthrough Wednesday to learn more about this story. --- Article: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/vietnam-based-contractor-enters-us-canadian-markets-with-lofty-goals/624176/ AGC Data Digest: https://constructioncitizen.com/blog/agc-data-digest-may-10-19-2022/2205231 Follow us on social: https://linktr.ee/billd --- If you have questions or comments about this week's episode, please reach out to us at grow@billd.com

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