He keeps on building, even in down times

  • Article by: TODD NELSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 31, 2009 - 10:06 PM

By taking on jobs big and small, and marketing aggressively, a construction firm grew in a tough 2008 and hopes to do the same this year.

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RebeccaWriteJun. 1, 09 7:55 AM

Many small business owners in this economy thought they couldn't afford marketing. The truth is, without it they did not survive. Even if they can't justify hiring an ad agency, they could at the very least hire part-time freelance talent, or better yet, a small freelance co-op like Bravura Communications.

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wicket1234Jun. 1, 09 8:31 AM

Every house he builds takes a small chunk out of the value of mine. Why doesn't he go build something we need and want like trains or roads or windmills or electric cars. Whatever, but please stop adding to the over-supply of homes!!!

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wiljefvJun. 1, 09 8:49 AM

The article mentions (indirectly) that he works on commercial and industrial projects. The company is not a home builder.

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wicket1234Jun. 1, 0910:12 AM

Thanks for the clarification. I think the houses in the background of the photo are a little misleading (at least they were to me). In any case, I retract my criticism and fully applaud his/their efforts. Best of luck!!!!

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eplianJun. 1, 0910:19 AM

About midway through this article, I started thinking this was a "puff piece" for Construction Results. I didn't think the article was particularly well written. I'm one who always supports the Free Enterprise approach and was interested in the story from that perspective. Anyway, as I finished the article I read about the author...a free lance journalist, an amateur if you will, not a professional. I guess it's another sign of the times, the Star Tribune has evidently cut back again on it's journalistic budget. Hey, whatever you need to do to keep the presses rolling.

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