Gaines Group Architects

The biggest competition in the architectural profession is “no design.”

The architectural industry is an interesting one (and the only one I really know, so probably not unlike any others) in that as architects we compete for a very small pool of projects against each other, but we all rely on each other to promote the industry as a whole. The...

A team approach leads to successful construction projects.

Buildings are more complicated now than they have ever been in history. Your home is the most complex and interconnected machine that you own. In order to achieve a high performance home (healthy, energy-efficient, and durable) you need a team working together towards a common...

Leaders, Entrepreneur or Both? 17 lessons learned to become an effective leader and entrepreneur

The Gaines Group is thrilled to have so many great friends in the local community that are industry leaders in their respective fields. In an effort to share some of our fortune with those that follow our blog, we will periodically invite guest bloggers to share some of their...

I found the key to success: ask lots of questions.

I have been searching this year for answers. Is there a better way to serve my clients? Is there a better way to serve my community? Am I doing everything I can to be a good father? Can I find another way? I attended a Leadership Summit in Charlottesville recently (I was actually...
Construction Specifications Institute

Leaders Growing Leaders

Clay Nelson gave a presentation on Leaders Growing Leaders at Construct 2009 CSI Show in Indianapolis. His position is you have to train your employees to do what you do. This give you the ability to stay on the cutting edge and continue to be the visionary. So this concept, of...
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