3 reasons top general contractors chose a career in construction

TONY FACCENDA | January 3, 2019

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Almost a million people work in the construction industry in the United States, which is made up of vendors, laborers, subcontractors, general contractors, and everything in between. They’re all working towards a common goal of constructing beautiful, structurally sound buildings and infrastructure. But not all of them chose construction as a career for the same reason.

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