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things into motion with faster payment
terms and trying to integrate technology
into our workflow, for example."
Galaxy Builders recently invested in
Procore Construction Project Management
'This year, the
men's trip is
set for Denver
and the women are headed
to Las Vegas.'
Software so project plans and documents
are stored in the cloud and can be accessed
in real-time by the owner, contractor and
subcontractor. "They see the changes we are
making and know that we are making an
effort," Verma says. "Following the meeting,
we all come together in our backyard for
a barbecue mixer and it's a good way to
network and further our relationships."
The company also hosts an annual trip
- one for male and one for female employees, which also includes key clients,
subcontractors and partners - to develop stronger bonds. "That happens from
Thursday through Saturday so they don't
miss too much family time, but it gives
them a chance to go offline and get to know
each other better," Verma explains. "If they
develop deeper bonds, they are more apt to
work with each other during tough times.
"We started this annual trip 15 year ago
and it's something everyone looks forward
to," he continues. "The trips include fishing,
golfing and shopping adventures. Last year,
the men's trip was held in San Diego and
the women's trip was in New Orleans. This
year, the men's trip is set for Denver and the
women are headed to Las Vegas."
Galaxy Builders says maintaining communication with its subcontractors is key as
they are busier today than ever before. "We
need them to commit when working for us
that we are a priority to them," Verma says.
"It's a daily effort of being on the phones,
talking to subs and making sure from a time
perspective that they will be on site when
we need them."
Although the company has a core group
of subcontractors, Galaxy Builders says it
is also careful not to give all its work to the
"We keep the integrity of fair competition
because we recognize if we give all the work
to the same subcontractor, the implications
for one's failure can carry over into multiple
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