Get the Dirt: Construction Industry News

A blog from Gray & Son

A resource for the construction industry, dedicated to cutting through the noise to share the news, trends and stories affecting our industry.

How Gen Z Is Re-Inventing the Trade Industry

September 3, 2020 | Industry TrendsTechnology

With the COVID-19 pandemic, so many businesses have had to pivot and adjust to succeed during the current climate. The trade industry, although generally seen as traditional, has made incredible strides in technological advancement. Along with assistance from millennials and Gen Z, many businesses in the trade industry have been able to separate themselves from […]

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COVID-19 & the Construction Industry: How We Can Propel Growth

August 11, 2020 | Industry NewsIndustry Trends

In the midst of the novel coronavirus, many industries are suffering both physically and financially. As the American economy continues to fluctuate during this time, developing a proactive strategy to move forward as restrictions ease is vital. At Gray & Son, we understand the importance of coming together to support our community, now more than […]

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Gray & Son Expands to Include Demolition Services

July 13, 2020 | Demolition

At Gray & Son, we are highly focused on growth opportunities and strong relationships with our customers. That is why, in recent months, we have decided to expand our services to include demolition and material recycling (crushing/screening), making Gray & Son a one-stop shop for all of your redevelopment needs. Here, Maryland-based site development contractors […]

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Construction Recruitment in Today’s World

May 21, 2020 | EmployeesGeneralHiringSafety

We’ve already shared some of the changes we’ve made at Gray & Son due to COVID-19, and we’re continuing to take precautions to keep our teams safe and healthy. Since we’ve been fortunate to be deemed an essential business, we’ve also been in the rare position of continuing to hire new employees throughout the past […]

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Work Zone Safety Tips

April 24, 2020 | EmployeesGeneralSafety

Safety is a top priority here at Gray & Son, which is why we’ve written about it on our blog multiple times. This week is Work Zone Safety Week, so we wanted to highlight some of the ways we make sure our highway work zones are safe for our crews and the public. We frequently […]

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Making Gray & Son a One-Stop Shop with the Addition of Demolition Services

April 16, 2020 | Demolition

Many site development projects in today’s world begin with demolition. More and more projects have existing structures that need to be demolished before the next site preparation tasks, such as excavation, soil stabilization and utility construction. Because of this, Gray & Son is excited to be adding demolition to our list of services! We are […]

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Gray & Son’s Response to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 | EmployeesGeneral

As we all work to navigate the challenging times our country and world are facing, Gray & Son is making every effort to keep our workforce safe and limit exposure while continuing to do the important construction work our communities depend on. Construction has been classified as an essential business in Maryland, in line with […]

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A Glimpse into the Job of a Construction Project Manager

February 20, 2020 | EmployeesGeneral

We’ve covered what a construction estimator does as well as the role of an assistant estimator here at Gray & Son, especially when it comes to getting a project started, and now we’re on to another team member: the construction project manager. A project manager’s job really starts once a project has been awarded to […]

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Then vs. Now: Construction Industry Changes

December 12, 2019 | GeneralIndustry TrendsSafetySitework

As a company with more than 100 years of history behind us, Gray & Son has seen many changes in our industry and company. We wanted to share some of those changes, so we asked a couple of our team members, who have each been with us for more than 45 years, to chat with […]

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The Role of a Construction Assistant Estimator

November 13, 2019 | EmployeesEstimatingGeneral

We’ve shared how important and busy a construction estimator’s job is, but there are many others involved in getting a project off the ground at Gray & Son. Assistant estimators are also essential to our team, doing much more than simply assisting our estimators! Here’s an overview of the role of an assistant estimator at […]

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