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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Little Leaks Sink Big Ships

Little Leaks Sink Big Ships

No one dreamed the Titanic would go down, but it did. Do you have leaks in your ship? If so, are you fixing them, or waiting until you can’t keep it afloat? Full story

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Never Show Your Hand

Never Show Your Hand

Would you ever play poker with your cards exposed? If you play cards like that, your chance of winning is very slim. The same is true on a construction project. 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 2010 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, Ill. Full story

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Don’t Worry About the Recession

Don’t Worry About the Recession

Profits are down, regulations are up, workloads are slim, building owners are demanding more for less, we are in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and I am telling you not to worry about it. Full story

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Quality Matters in Mixers

Quality Matters in Mixers

Mixers are no longer disposable as mason contractors demand more from manufacturers. Full story

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When in Doubt, Sit it Out!

When in Doubt, Sit it Out!

Remember those hot summer afternoons on the jobsite? Were you productive for those few hottest hours of the day? If the weather is in doubt, we sit it out. Full story

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If You Want the Job, Ask For It!

If You Want the Job, Ask For It!

Do you close the deal and get that contract? Or, do you just send out the bid in hopes that the owner or general contractor received it and will give you the job? Full story

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Measure, Measure, Measure!

Measure, Measure, Measure!

Tough competition, tight bids, fewer jobs…and the mason contractors we are competing against are idiots. Did I miss anything? 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 2010 MCAA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Full story

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If you Want Happy Customers, Focus on Their Good Qualities First, Yours Later

If you Want Happy Customers, Focus on Their Good Qualities First, Yours Later

Do your customers know you are thrilled to be doing their work? Or, do you just complain about everything they do, and then ask them for that next extra work order? Full story

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How Low is Too Low?

How Low is Too Low?

The economy is brutal. Bidding is tight, and you are finally the low bidder on a big job. Life is good, until you find you missed something. Do you take the job anyway? 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 2009 Midyear Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

The MCAA Marketing Committee continues to be one of the most active and exciting committees within the association. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

The MCAA Marketing Committee presents the following report for the 2008 Midyear Meeting in Park City, Utah. Full story

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Membership Dollars at Work

Membership Dollars at Work

As chairman of the Marketing Committee, I would like to inform all MCAA members that the current board, executive director and staff are assuring your dues are spent to your benefit. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Since the 2007 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the MCAA Marketing Committee has been one of the most active and exciting committees within the association. Full story

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Tough decisions keep you in business

Tough decisions keep you in business

Much like the famous saying, “The buck stops here,” business owners must make tough decisions every day and move on. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

One of the last areas of the MCAA strategic plan that has received aggressive action has been to become engaged in marketing the use of masonry on a national scale. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Marketing is a very important issue for the industry today, as we are at a turning point in our battle against competitive systems such as tilt-up. Full story

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Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee

Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee presented at the 2006 Masonry Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev. Full story



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