Damian Lang

Damian Lang is a mason contractor in southeast Ohio and inventor of many labor saving masonry systems and products. Lang has served as the Marketing Committee Chairman for the Mason Contractors Association of America. He is also author of the book Rewarding and Challenging Employees for Profits in Masonry. To network with Damian on contractor tips or tips you have and would like published, contact him at dlang@langmasonry.com or 740-749-3512.

105 articles by Damian Lang:

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Considerations when purchasing a mixer

Considerations when purchasing a mixer

Like cars, trucks, tractors and cranes, mixers are not what they used to be. Some are built on price, some on ergonomics, and some on quality. Full story

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Be careful of the words you say

Be careful of the words you say

Be careful of the words you say; keep them short and sweet. For you never know from day to day, which ones you will have to eat! Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

The report of the MCAA Marketing Committee presented at the 2012 MCAA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Full story

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When you are under the gun, it doesn’t matter if it is Sunday or if it is a holiday. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Full story

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Honesty, good judgment and action

Honesty, good judgment and action

After being in business for more than 27 years now, I believe the most important quality a leader can have is honesty. Full story

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A rich person is not the one with the most

A rich person is not the one with the most

Regardless of how big or small companies were, the ones streamlined with the lowest overhead were best fit to survive this recession. Full story

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Keeping employees happy

Keeping employees happy

Hiring employees for your business isn’t hard, but keeping them happy is a never-ending job. Full story

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It’s comeback time!

It’s comeback time!

Has this recession kicked you in the teeth like it has almost every contractor in the country? Have you hit bottom yet? And, where is the bottom? Full story

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The customer is always No. 1

The customer is always No. 1

How far do you go to please your customers? One thing in business never changes: The Customer is always No. 1. Full story

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If You Feel Good, You Can Deal with Everything Else

If You Feel Good, You Can Deal with Everything Else

With all the bad economic news out there caused by things totally out of our control, one must keep a healthy mind by focusing on “feeling good.” Full story

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The Best Operators of Business Are Goofy

The Best Operators of Business Are Goofy

I network with business people from all over the country, and I’ve discovered something: The ones doing the best are goofy. Full story

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Customers Hire Those That Make Their Job Easy

Customers Hire Those That Make Their Job Easy

Tremendous service builds rapport with customers,, all because they made their customers’ jobs easy! Full story

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When You Price Work, Do You Estimate or Guesstimate?

When You Price Work, Do You Estimate or Guesstimate?

We cannot survive going forward with a guesstimate. In today’s business climate, you’ve got to estimate, not guesstimate. Full story

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You Lose More on the Good Jobs Than on the Bad

You Lose More on the Good Jobs Than on the Bad

Once you have the project, where do you risk losing the most money? The good job, or the bad one? Full story

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When Do You Give Up On a Potential Job?

When Do You Give Up On a Potential Job?

At what point do you give up on a potential job? When the customer won’t return your calls concerning your bid? When you’re told you weren’t the low bidder? Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

The report of the MCAA Marketing Committee presented at the 2011 MCAA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Full story

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Set Your Goals Now

Set Your Goals Now

Do you have a plan – a goal – as to where you want to go? Or, are you just waiting to see where you end up? Full story

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Sometimes, Best Laid Plans Create a New Direction

Sometimes, Best Laid Plans Create a New Direction

A few months ago, I wrote about how we have to be willing to change. Now, after some soul searching, I have to be ready to take my own medicine. Full story

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Do It Anyway to Survive!

Do It Anyway to Survive!

Even in these tough times, when the bad things happen that are out of our control, we’ve just got to “Do It Anyway” to survive. Full story

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Time to Change, Before Change is All We Have Left

Time to Change, Before Change is All We Have Left

In a time when there is so much negativity, staying positive seems to lift people up. However, staying positive doesn’t mean there aren’t changes needed to survive. Full story



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