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.

Looking Ahead in the Job Market: Why Site Contracting Is the Way to Go

April 21, 2021 | HiringSitework

Whether you are just beginning your career or looking for a change of pace, have you considered construction as your next career move? Construction jobs provide great opportunities for growth and benefits in the short and long-term. Here, we discuss the advantages of working in site construction and why joining a company like Gray & […]

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Construction Management 101

April 7, 2021 | Project Management

The construction industry is experiencing significant growth already in 2021 and is predicted to continue its rise throughout the next year. With an increase in construction projects also comes an increase in the need for project managers, especially ones who are knowledgeable and well equipped to successfully lead a team through many simultaneous and complex […]

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Our Roots: Keeping Core Values at the Center of Innovation at Gray & Son

March 17, 2021 | General

At Gray & Son, family and tradition are at the forefront. With over a century of service in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, our family has grown quite a bit over the past several decades. However, Gray & Son takes pride in never losing sight of the Gray family values and staying rooted in our rich […]

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The Importance of Sustainability in the Construction & Demolition Process

November 2, 2020 | DemolitionSafety

When it  comes to construction and demolition, there are many materials, as well as time and energy, that goes into completing a project. In recent years, there has been a mindset shift for many construction companies that has a stronger focus on environmental sustainability and recycling. At Gray & Son, we are keenly aware of […]

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Commercial Construction: How Gray & Son Creates a Full Service Experience

October 30, 2020 | Asphalt PavingDemolitionNew Commercial SiteTotal Site Package

When it comes to the commercial construction process, it can often feel overwhelming. Working with a variety of subcontractors and various companies to achieve a final product can be time consuming, confusing and if not handled properly, ultimately detrimental to the success of your commercial project. That is why, at Gray & Son, we have […]

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Soil Stabilization 101: Construction Tips with Gray & Son

October 20, 2020 | Soil Stabilization

At Gray & Son, we have been serving Maryland for over a century. With comprehensive service offerings, our team has been able to become experts in a variety of construction fields, including soil stabilization. If you haven’t heard of soil stabilization, we’re here to give you the low down. Soil stabilization is a vital part […]

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Why Gray Is the New Green: RAP in Asphalt Pavement

October 7, 2020 | Asphalt PavingIndustry TrendsPaving/Overlay

When it comes to the construction and paving industry, these sectors are not generally seen as the most environmentally friendly. As our country continues to move forward in an effort to promote environmentally conscious products and services, Gray & Son knows that it is important for us to do our part. As a company that […]

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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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