This time of year comes with a lot of mixed emotions. In our personal lives we have the holidays and on the professional side a multitude of thoughts, worries and concerns over business performance. Everyone who works, feels stress at some point. Short term stress is the most common and is caused by situations such as meeting deadlines or to fulfill a challenging obligation. However, chronic stress in the work place can be overwhelming and very harmful to both physical and emotional health.
Last week I was talking with one of our plumbers and he was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t find skilled labor to help with his ever-increasing workload. He mentioned that he had recently heard that the average age of plumbers today is 57 and for every two plumbers who retire only one is found to replace them. Read More
For decades, tilt-up construction has primarily been the method of choice for warehouse and industrial projects. But the trend throughout the US, and of late Utah, is the utilizing of concrete tilt-up construction to compete in the Class A office Market. Although you see a few of these projects popping up along the Wasatch Front, you will see a surge of this product emerge as the construction of choice for high-tech looking offices in the future.
The New Hyatt Place St. George
We would like to congratulate Hyatt Place on the opening of their new hotel in St. George, Utah! This hotel was completed in early October 2017, and just in time for the local St. George Marathon. The hotel has 63,441 sq. ft., 114 guest rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and spa, a large conference room, and a new exterior patio for dining. We highly recommend spending a night at this luxurious hotel if you ever find yourself in St. George. Read More
Who doesn’t love Southern Utah! It’s one of the greatest places in the world to live, work and play. Due to Southern Utah’s huge economic growth, it has become the preferred place to achieve the work-life balance we all desire. St George is one of the fastest growing cities in Utah and nationally recognized as one of the greatest destinations spots for outdoor recreation and year-round enjoyment. Another part of the sustainable growth of St George, is the expanding economic diversity and the recent change from the local two-year college to the now Dixie State University. This expanded role of the institution as a university will support the growth and economic diversity for decades to come. Read More
In every relationship, personal or professional, you will be exposed to conflict. The construction industry is no different, conflict seems to be a daily challenge or opportunity depending on how you view things. In today’s building environment, we find ourselves under pressure to meet the demands placed on all parties. Owners, architects/engineers and contractors are under pressure to meet the goals and objectives of a project. This pressure to perform is exasperated by subcontractors stretched thin by a reduced labor force who are also at times unqualified. Read More
Every project we build has a unique purpose and intent and many of them have some component of income generation. Either the building itself generates income through leases or from the products that are produced in them. The one common denominator is someone, or a group of individuals, who puts up the equity to get them financed and built. Read More
In today’s active and ever-changing construction market, providing accurate pricing for potential projects is anything but easy. At Bonneville Builders, we are committed to being a proactive partner always striving to provide our clients and industry partners with the necessary tools to accurately plan for and hit the expected financial ROI of a project. Read More