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Is Bigger Really Better?

Many years ago at a summer meeting the topic of one of the speakers was “How To Grow Your Business?” His opening statement was, “Why do you want to grow? Do you think that growth is going to substantially increase your bottom line?” “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to […]

Safety 24/7

Last fall a truly “by the book” safe GC tendered a project. Submission of our OSHA training certifications and Safety Program was part of the subcontractor selection process. The submittal included a full-page list of questions about our safety practices. I met with the safety officer on the jobsite and explained that I chose to […]

PURINTON BUILDERS INC., EAST GRANBY, CONN.

This contractor believes that industry involvement is the key to success. By Zack Zerndt:  As published by Concrete Construction Magazine. As a builder who had difficulty finding a concrete contractor who could install foundations when he needed them, Dennis Purinton took matters into his own hands. Purinton Builders Inc. opened in 1984 and his son, Michael, […]

Impressed To Success

Many years ago, a customer made the comment that he only wanted to do business with successful people. He explained, part of being successful is acting successful and dealing with successful people. The mission of this Association for the past forty years has been to promote and help Concrete Contractors along the path to success. […]

Privileged To Serve

I am honored to be the new President of the CFA and I thank everyone for all the support I have received. In the next two years I hope to be able to share some of the knowledge I have amassed over the last 32 years, much of that directly due to becoming actively involved as a member of the CFA. Why is it so important to be a CFA member? The […]

2015 Projects of the Year: Private Residence Foundation<2000 sq.ft.

 Private Residence Foundation  <2000 sq.ft. Point of the Woods Purinton Builders Lyme, Connecticut   This year’s award for a private residence foundation under 2,000-square-feet goes to Purinton Builders of East Granby, Conn. for the project known as Point of the Woods in Old Lyme, Conn. This extreme challenge included concrete piers excavated into and setting […]

Building a Seaside Foundation on the Rock

published March 2015 in by Joe Nasvik Every year the Concrete Foundation Association (CFA), based in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, holds a contest to honor the best and most difficult foundation projects of the year. So, Purinton Builders, East Granby, Connecticut, decided to submit their “Point O’ Woods” cabin retreat foundation and deck project located near Old […]

Cold Weather Slab Testing

EARLIER THIS YEAR, A CONTRACTOR AND A TEAM OF MANUFACTURERS AND INDIVIDUALS, PERFORMED A SERIES OF COLD WEATHER TESTS ON 15 DIFFERENT PANELS TO REPLICATE 15 DIFFERENT FIELD CONDITIONS. HERE ARE THEIR PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. As seen in  Earlier this year, a contractor and a team of manufacturers and individuals, performed a series of cold weather tests […]

Cold Questions (by Concrete Construction)

Cold weather research by CFA member being covered by Concrete Construction Read the full article at Concrete Construction Online. Between 2002 and 2004, the CFA conducted research on the affects of cold and freezing weather on concrete maturity.  Great revelations for the industry were uncovered and some very sensible solutions to winter preparation and protection. […]

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