Construction is a great business. Good contractors can build excellent companies and generate healthy profits. Construction is also a risky business. Almost half of all contractors in business today will be out of business five years from now. Contractors should develop a strong team of advisors to...
Typically, a lender can rely on receivables as collateral to support revolving lines of credit and similar credit facilities. However, the remedies and protections for suppliers, labor, and subcontractors significantly impact a lender’s ability to rely on a contractor’s receivables. Because of...
During most of the 2000s the North American construction industry has been in recovery mode. The new millennium began with the cogeneration power bust post-Enron, followed by the residential construction boom and bust, which led to the Great Recession, and now the oil bust. However, most distressed...
Since the late 1970s, federal, state, and local government agencies have established programs to help socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. While there are differences among these programs, in most cases the contracting...
When a turnaround professional is engaged to assist a company that operates in an industry with the second-highest default rate in the United States contracting—he or she can be sure of a challenging assignment ahead. Clearly, completing an engagement to turn around a contractor is a particularly...
Alex Calderone
When I last served as guest editor for JCR, I worked with a team of talented authors who as recently as seven years ago could never have imagined that they would one day contribute turnaround-themed articles related to an industry that for years was considered recession-proof: casino gaming...