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Window Installers Ready For Big Year, CrossCheck Guarantees Payment

Whether it’s a big job or a small job, window installers have to respond, ready with a quote and payment options. In the big picture, according to research done by Principia Consulting, repair and remodel volume for windows is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 5.3% through 2023. Of course, that doesn’t really take into account little Billy, who kicked his soccer ball through the new kitchen window.
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Heavy Equipment Sellers Can Expect a Strong 2022

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), both sales and rentals of heavy equipment for the construction industry is expected to climb after the new year, even on top of a decent sales increase during 2021. In order for heavy equipment sellers to take advantage of that growth and secure each sale, CrossCheck has developed services that will ensure payment on everything from rentals to the purchase of big-ticket items, with our Multiple Check, Check on Delivery and Check Guarantee.
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How Check on Delivery Can Streamline Construction Pay at Each Step

John is a building materials supplier. He has just received a wish list of innovative materials from a general contractor who is building an office and lab for a tech manufacturer. John knows the wish list is expensive but is excited to be part of creating what promises to be a structure that will revolutionize the construction industry and hoist it into tomorrow.
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Payment Solutions for Building Materials Dealers and Contractors

on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 11:14 AM By | Brandes Elitch | 0 Comments | Building Materials Construction Multiple Check
If your business sells building materials to the construction industry, then you already know that it takes a long time to get paid. It doesn’t matter what you sell — lumber, dry wall, plumbing supplies, roofing materials, flooring — the contractors who buy from you have cash-flow issues that they deal with every day. The 2019 National Construction Payments Report, a survey conducted in collaboration between Levelset and TSheets by Quickbooks, concluded that getting paid in the construction industry is slower than just about every other industry. How slow? The average time to payment is 83 days!
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Build Expo Frames the Building Supply and Construction Industries

on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 09:05 AM By | Harrison Friedes | 0 Comments | Building Materials Construction
Build Expo, the premier event for the building supply and construction industries, launches its 2019 – 2020 multi-city lineup of shows March 6 and 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 10 am to 3 pm. The Build Expo is attended by a wide variety of industry professionals, including building supply dealers, general contractors, home builders, engineers, and designers. The expo features over 20 educational workshops and seminars, hundreds of exhibitors, and thousands of products and services. The event allows visitors to attend and take part in workshops and seminars for free.
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NAHB Helps Construction Companies Increase Sales

on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 03:25 PM By | Joe Gargiulo | 0 Comments | Associations Construction Increase Sales
According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), construction companies and housing currently contribute 15 – 18 percent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Those statistics and additional housing data are available via the organization’s website, including information about membership, blogs and publications, construction codes, educational opportunities and political advocacy. The NAHB is a federation of more than 700 state and local associations representing more than 140,000 members. Approximately 33 percent are construction companies in home building and remodeling while the remainder “work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.” Furthermore, NAHB members are responsible for constructing about 80 percent of the new single-family and multifamily homes in the United States each year.
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The Future of Sustainable Construction and Building Materials

on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 07:00 AM By | Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis | 0 Comments | Building Materials Construction
Advances in sustainability are revolutionizing the construction and building materials industries like never before. However, it's not just the firms and workers of these sectors that are or will be affected — all beings can experience an improved standard of living with healthier materials in place and a diminished use of natural resources. When building materials managers and construction leaders act as ambassadors for the sustainable building movement, they not only decrease the world’s carbon footprint, but they also tap into a highly profitable market. Influencing clients won’t be so difficult once they see – as many others have – that various sources have proven consumers are willing to pay more in the short term for the long term payoff of an energy efficient building. Disclosing energy efficient renovations when listing houses, condos and townhomes on the market is resulting in more units sold at higher prices as well as less time listed, according to new real estate studies.
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Subcontractors Equal 75 Percent of Costs for Home Builders

on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 07:00 AM By | Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis | 0 Comments | Building Materials Construction
Subcontractors are a crucial resource to the home building industry. In a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), three-fourths of construction costs in an average single-family home were attributed to subcontractors. Seventy percent of builders surveyed reported using between 11 and 30 subcontractors to complete home construction. 
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Guaranteeing Safety and Profit in the Construction Industry

on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Construction
You know that strict safety practices reduce the risk that an accident will ruin you. But safety comes in many forms, and it can have a radical impact upon your bottom line in ways that may not be obvious.
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Heavy Equipment Dealers Are Finally Set to Enjoy the Ride

on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 08:36 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Heavy Equipment Construction
We have proof! The heavy equipment industry’s recovery must be solid because, over the course of last year, recreation and amusement park construction shot up 24%.
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