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fine new fence and great new gate

  porch and gable get a makeover, interior gets crown

as much fun as the law (and the budget) allows: attorney's office remodel

  craftsman bachelor: barrier free room addition

by the book: barnes & noble revised edition

handicap accessibility remodel

dysfunctional bath gets professional help: east hills bathroom remodel

abuse victim gets new lease on life: whole house remodel

recipe for a remodel: 5 weeks in the kitchen yields tasty results

Montecito Math: 2 floorplans x 26 units = 12 months' work

keepin' on truckin': toolbox on wheels

craftsmanship with class: professor hageman takes carpentry skills to the next level

raising the roof - piecing the puzzle together

higher calling: attic conversion

one job leads to another: city in the Hills

artist's studio joins the gallery: creative remodel

  rescue mission: salvaging a botched job

  it's in the details: taking a closer look 


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What does HP Construction value in an employee? (see if you can guess which is the most important* from the following list)

Attendance and punctuality – on time for work, not habitually late. Phones in when more than 10 minutes late. Seldom misses without prior approval.

Tools – has tools needed for work being done, not always borrowing from other workers. Takes care of own and of company tools. Purchases new tools as appropriate to facilitate new skills.

Knowledge – broad base of construction knowledge. Takes classes, read books / trade journals to increase knowledge. Asks questions of others, doesn’t exaggerate own knowledge.

Experience – broad range of construction experience. Doesn’t exaggerate or lie about experience.

Attitude – willing to work hard, positive “can-do” attitude, not a complainer. Not lazy, taking bathroom or cigarette breaks every half-hour. Shows a respectful view of company property.

Aptitude for learning – listens, asks questions, is careful to follow instructions. Not a ‘know-it-all’.

Speed – stays focused on the task at hand, works rapidly, is time-conscious, looks for ways to improve efficiency without sacrificing quality or safety.

Quality-conscious – no sloppy work, shoddy craftsmanship. Consistently turns out work at a professional level of quality. Doesn’t try to hide poor quality work but honestly reports any problems that arise concerning the quality of the finished product.

Safety – doesn’t endanger self or others. No horseplay on the jobsite. Keeps work area neat and clean. Uses proper eye and hearing protection, wears dust mask when appropriate. Doesn’t use defective tools, dull blades, etc. Practises defensive driving, uses seat belt, reports any vehicle problems or deficiencies. Comes to work rested and clear-headed. Always safety-conscious.

Thrift – avoids wasting materials, supplies, or time. Looks for ways to economize without sacrificing quality.

Thoroughness – finishes assigned tasks completely, double-checks own work. Fills out time cards every day. Regularly assesses tools and materials needed in advance, to avoid panic or last-minute crises arising from poor job planning. Uses a written list when picking up supplies or materials.

Foresight – thinks ahead, tries to foresee problems before they arise. Concerned about leaving the jobsite ready for any following trades. Looks at the overall picture, not just the specific task assigned.

Teaching ability – patient and considerate when teaching others, not demeaning or looking down on them, not verbally abusive. Willing to teach and share knowledge for the benefit of the company, not secretive about skills. Successful at imparting trade and safety skills.

Supervisory skills – willing and able to take responsibility, give direction and oversight when called upon to do so. Doesn’t downgrade others, lord it over them, or abuse authority in any way. Gives commendation when due. Gives praise in public, corrective counsel in private. Able to organize work for maximum efficiency.

Honesty – doesn’t exaggerate own skills or experience, doesn’t take credit for others’ good work, or shift blame to others for own errors. Doesn’t use company time for personal phone calls, unwarranted breaks, or other personal matters. Doesn’t steal company supplies, doesn’t steal from customers or other employees.

Resourcefulness – comes up with creative solutions to save time or money, increase efficiency, solve problems, etc. Actively thinks about ways to improve the work environment and produce better work in less time.

Cooperation – a team player, gets along well with others. Does assigned tasks willingly and without complaint. Reasonable and helpful, pleasant to work with.

Communication – listens, pays attention, asks appropriate questions. Conveys any problems or issues to supervisor as they arise, doesn’t try to hide errors, omissions, or defects. Is able to express self on a jobsite without excessive profanity or shouting. Has a good grasp of proper construction terminology. Is able to focus on important issues without excessive conversation when communicating.

Dress and grooming – shows proper attention to personal hygiene, avoids slovenly or offensive appearance. Conveys a professional image to inspire confidence from customers or clientele.

Customer relations – shows respect for customer’s concerns, privacy, and property. Doesn’t smoke in customer’s homes or indoor jobsites, careful not to track mud or sawdust across carpet, etc. Courteous when talking to customers, but not overly talkative, does not discuss work in depth with customers, but leaves that to the company owner or supervisor. Does not discuss price or money issues with customers.

* well, did you guess it? If you guessed "attitude", you're on the money! The rest will come, if the right attitude is there.



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