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TAG: Minneapolis

Oldcastle acquires Anchor Block and Anchor Wall Systems

July 9, 2015By

Oldcastle Architectural acquired Anchor Block Co. and Anchor Wall Systems, giving the Atlanta-based company an increased presence in the upper Midwestern region of the U.S. These brands join Belgard, Trenwyth, Bonsal American and others under Oldcastle Building Products. “The additions of Anchor Block Co. and Anchor Wall Systems to Oldcastle’s masonry and hardscapes business will serve as a platform for... read more

Tracking time vs. measuring value

December 3, 2013By

Design/build pros weigh in on the art of charging design fees. There’s a tale about Pablo Picasso that begins with the artist sitting in a cafe, sketching a woman in his view. The picture took all but five minutes to craft, but he alleged to the woman it would cost her $2,000 to own. While not charging for the minutes to... read more

Adapt or die

October 1, 2010By

Diversification reigns as contractors adjust to the beat of what they are describing as a “fundamentally changed” industry.   Many landscapers are using the word “flat” to describe business this year as owner and consumer confidence and service pricing remain low, office buildings and homes suffer high vacancies and margins dwindle under the continued, tighter restraints of running a landscape... read more