As business owners you are constantly faced with the following questions:

Do I Have The Right People On My Team?

Where Do You FIND Good People?

How Do You KEEP Good People?


  • Identify the major skills needed to perform the jobs within your company. In construction, your people are your business.  Assess whether your current team is proficient in skills needed.

  • Be honest about the performance misses of your team- are you always having to re-do work for clients? On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest- how would you rate the skills of your team? How would your primary customers rate the skills of your employees?

  • Ensure employees have a work ethic that matches the needs of your company? Do your workers deliver projects on time and under budget? Do you spend a lot of time micro-managing your employees and ensuring they complete tasks?

  • Assess whether your selection of employees are based on subjective criteria- family or friends relationships or are they truly the best people for the job.

  • Constantly look to identify good skilled people. Go to job fairs, outreach events, trade schools etc. to identify good candidates.

  • Don’t be afraid to hire younger employees. It is true millennials and Generation X are motivated by different reward system but be realistic- the construction industry workers are getting older. Don’t let your key resources leave without training newer workers. Are you cultivating leadership?

  • Pay your employees a fair wage- know the guidelines by state and skill category. For federal contracts, you must adhere to Davis-Back contractor labor regulations.

Sources and Information for trained construction workers:

  1. Goodwill Industries- Construction and landscape Maintenance workers.
  2. Vocational and Trade Schools in Georgia-
  3. Job Fairs- Georgia Highway Construction Association to be held in Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah – see attached flyer. Send email to for further info.
  4. Information on Labor and Wage Rates-
  5. Information on Davis-Bacon Wages on Federal Contracts-