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Report: Construction materials costs could kill contractor businesses

As the cost of construction materials go up, the cost of finished homes and buildings has made little improvement, threatening the building industry’s solvency, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction materials and fuels climbed in price over the last year, according to the report. The price index for diesel… Continue Reading Report: Construction materials costs could kill contractor businesses

With nearly 350 homes burned to the ground and potentially thousands more in need of cleaning and repair, local home builders, remodeling and construction companies stand to see big increases in business. Continue Reading Builders, contractors anticipate post-fire business

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In a rare show of unity in a bitterly partisan year, the House has voted overwhelmingly to repeal a law requiring federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of what contractors are owed until they pay their taxes. Federal investigators have found tens of thousands of contractors who owe billions of dollars to… Continue Reading House repeals law withholding contractors’ taxes

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Homeowners remodeling instead of building

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Instead of building new houses in a troubled real estate market, homeowners have been remodeling. Building permits for new residential development between May and July were down 61 percent from the same period in 2006, the peak of the real estate boom in Colorado Springs. But permits for residential alterations – home remodeling projects –… Continue Reading Homeowners remodeling instead of building

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Colorado Springs Utilities is holding a series of workshops for contractors and businesses interested in working on the Southern Delivery System project. Workshops on the water project – which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir into Colorado Springs – will be held in El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont Counties. The El Paso County workshop… Continue Reading Utilities holds contractor workshop tomorrow

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By John M. Scorsine Attorney at Holland & Hart LLP Nearly every business owner or manager has been told that it is inappropriate to pry into the private lives of employees. If a single, unattached, employee on his weekend off were to drive down to Nevada, no employer would consider it any of his business.… Continue Reading Big brother is watching (and, he signs your paycheck)

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