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California Contractors

There is a lot of construction happening in California right now. California highways, such as the famous Interstate 405 "Carmageddon" that began in 2011, and now, just into this New Year "'Jamzilla' is coming," marking the start of another construction shut down on the same highway. Meanwhile, other roads and bridges are being torn down, repaired, widened, or seismically reinforced. Old buildings are being remodeled or demolished altogether for new retail space and new homes are being built by the "tract"-load with developers pushing grand openings for completion by this Spring, known as the busiest time for the house buying market.

2013 marked the start of a pretty good year for us since the recent recession. But to get where we wanted and needed to go, we had to take a good look at our pipeline and determine what needed to change if we were going to get through it.

We were established in 1984 and survived a few recessions since that time, so we were not about to let another recession close our doors. Some contractors however, decided to close their doors and avoid further risk. Others decided to change their strategy and approach, and for us, that proved successful.

We didn't want to lose sight of the progress we had made all these years, becoming more efficient and safe at our jobsites. Looking back at some mistakes, we smartened up and turned them into opportunities to learn from so that we could continue to grow as a knowledgeable and quality-driven pipeline contractor in this, now, fast-paced California construction economy.

According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economy at a Glance for the California construction industry, we experienced the largest percent change in labor over the past 12 months. The industry rate increased to 5.2%. Sure enough, it is no surprise these findings are consistent with our own increase in labor. We hired well over 50 employees within a span of a few short weeks to meet our clients' workforce demand and continue to maintain a strong presence in the construction industry in California.

Here we are in 2014, where we proudly celebrate our 30th year in business. It has come with a lot of sweat. It has also come with gratitude for challenges that our loyal teams face and continue to overcome that are really nothing new for the construction industry as a whole. In fact, we're glad to report that 2013 marked our best year ever with over $ 44 Million contract sales. Had we given up and closed our doors, we may not have come to realize this.

At Kana Pipeline, we are dedicated to being your leading California underground wet utility pipeline contractor. Count on us. Contact us. We are here to stay.

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Published on January 31, 2014 | Comments: 0

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