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College Not Required for Great Construction Careers

on Jun 25, 2022 3:03:00 AM By | Ronnie Brindley | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
It comes as no shock to the average person that a ripple effect of recent technological advances and the growth of the internet economy has been a tectonic shift in the labor force. The number of jobs that require sitting behind a desk in a cubicle—or anywhere a computer might be—has risen dramatically over the past 20 years. This shift has transformed our educational system into one that funnels students towards a different set of opportunities. While some of those opportunities offer new and exciting prospects for our economy, the trend has accelerated at the cost of marginalizing vocational and skills-based training—especially in the construction trades. You Can’t Get Everything on Amazon In truth, you can’t buy everything on Amazon. Fundamental aspects of our lives have not changed. We still need homes to live in, new schools and commercial buildings, state-of-the-art hospitals, and improved roads and bridges. Right now, we especially need trained people who know how to construct and renovate these critically important assets in our built environment. What has changed in recent years? Our view of education and job prospects—which pushes the idea that every graduating high schooler should enter a four-year college program. Unfortunately, too many students leave university to find themselves forced to work in low-wage jobs and burdened with excessive college loan debt.
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Four Reasons To Celebrate

on Jan 2, 2022 12:54:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
From left to right: Retirees Ricky Stubblefield, Terry Mitchell, Ricky White and Babe London. On December 31, Ricky Stubblefield, Terry Mitchell, Ricky White and Babe London officially retired. Brindley Construction and Brindley & Associates team members came together to give our four retirees a proper send-off.
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Value Engineering: What Is It and How Can It Benefit You and Your Next Project?

on Oct 18, 2021 6:45:00 PM By | Ronnie Brindley | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
There is a lot of talk about value engineering. But what exactly is it? And how does it work in your best interests as a buyer of construction services?  By definition, value engineering was born at General Electric during World War II. Shortages of skilled labor, raw materials, and parts forced G.E.’s Lawrence Miles—the father of what he termed “value analysis”—to look for acceptable substitutes. Miles and his team noticed that these substitutions often reduced costs, improved the product, or both.
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2020 Employees of the Year

on Jun 16, 2021 4:11:19 PM By | Ronnie Brindley | 0 Comments | Brindley Team
Each year, Employee of the Year recipients are chosen by a vote by their fellow employees. These employees demonstrate the company mission and are held in the highest esteem by their co-workers. It is with much excitement and pleasure that we name Jenny Hobbs the 2020 Employee of the Year!
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How Does Brindley Stay Safe on the Job?

on May 11, 2021 7:15:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team safety frito-lay
Ask any construction business owner, regardless of the size of their firm, what their top priority is and you will probably get the same response every time—worker safety. The real question owners should be asking their general contractors is whether their safety program is vigorous enough to meet their commitment to protecting their workers. Four of the leading causes of construction worker fatalities are falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects, and being caught in or between objects. OSHA has dubbed these the “Fatal Four” and that typically accounts for over half of all construction worker deaths each year. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, which is why programs and initiatives like Construction Safety Week (May 3 - 7, 2021) are so important to raising awareness about the importance of construction safety. Our commitment to staying safe and focusing on the job is a point of pride and strength that runs across our entire company. This is why—as individuals and a team—we must be alert, observant and always looking out for each other’s back.
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Preserving the Past & Strengthening the Future

on Apr 29, 2021 4:00:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team Design-Build Wolf Gap
At Brindley Construction, we value history and love to work with others who have the same desire. When we had the opportunity to work with Wolf Gap Education Outreach Center on their new Education Center, we jumped at the chance to work with such a great group of people. Wolf Gap is a Tennessee nonprofit 501(c)3 organization creating resilient communities that value our shared story, landscapes, past, and future through education programs, preservation advocacy, and conservation of our community’s natural and cultural resources. Wolf Gap is sited on six acres on Tarpley Shop Road, just south of Pulaski. Ground broke on the new 14,000-square-foot education center in December of 2019 and the project was completed in December of 2020.
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Raising Our Hard Hats To The Women In Construction

on Mar 9, 2021 7:15:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team Design-Build 60th Anniversary
When you think of the construction industry, your mind tends to automatically think of men in construction hats out in the field swinging hammers, doesn’t it? But in the field and behind the scenes, there are many women in this industry that are helping to make these projects come to fruition. In honor of National Women in Construction Week, we sat down with some of the women in our office and asked them a few questions.
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How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Contractor, and the Benefits of Choosing a Good One

on Feb 19, 2021 8:22:38 AM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Insider Brindley Team Design-Build Choosing a Contractor
When you embark on a new construction, addition or renovation project, there is a lot at stake—budget, schedule, productivity, and a host of other concerns. When looking for a contractor, you may come across many options. This sometimes can seem like an undaunting task - Let us walk you through the top 5 warning signs you should be looking for, if you are to avoid selecting the wrong contractor.  Lack of Communication and Reachability If a contractor doesn’t return your initial phone calls or emails, keep looking. You want a reputable company that stays in constant communication throughout all aspects of your project. The best contractors will be open and always striving to keep their clients informed. Typically, you will have an individual or a team assigned to your project that will manage it from start to finish. If a company is not quick to provide you with information about your construction project, search for a more reliable company.
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A New Look for Legends Restaurant and Steakhouse in Columbia, TN

on Jan 27, 2021 7:15:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team Design-Build 60th Anniversary
Since 1988, Legends Steakhouse and the Brass Lantern have been serving high quality, made-from-scratch dishes across Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama. They have an ongoing commitment to excellent service and exceptional quality. When Legends approached Brindley Construction with the opportunity to renovate their restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee, we knew this was a perfect match. The project began March 2020, with a complete demolition of the interior of the building. Upgrades include the installation of all new woodwork, wainscoting, flooring, and bar area, as well as a complete renovation of the kitchen and restrooms. The exterior of the building features stacked stone columns, exterior insulation and finish systems, and new paint. The entrance to the restaurant was relocated and the exterior upgrades included new paving, sidewalks, and landscaping. The architectural drawings, provided by George Nuber, really led this project.
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Let’s Take A Deeper Dive

on Dec 8, 2020 2:46:00 PM By | Lauren Reed | 0 Comments | Brindley Team 60th Anniversary
1965 Municipal Building: Since 1965, we have been fortunate to build many municipal projects—including the Giles County Public Library. Renovations included a new gabled roof, new heating and cooling system, new windows and doors, and improved lighting and technology.
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