Construction Success Story – Contractor considers supplementary certification
Abstract: For the owner of a general contracting business in a mostly urban rehab/high-rise market, times were tough. With the economy in gradual recovery mode, work was slowing down and competition was stiff. So, during a visit to his financial advisor, the owner asked for ideas on gaining an edge. She had one that he found quite surprising: supplementary certification. Contractors who seek certification beyond what’s required for licensure, she explained, are in a better position to compete for business and broaden their horizons in areas they wouldn’t normally explore. She mentioned several well-known organizations where he might go for continuing education and certification courses.