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Building the future | Septagon Construction – Liberty Inc.

As you may have seen on our website lately we are now in association with Septagon Construction company. This strategic move has come after a lot of consideration of many different factors in our business. We decided on associating with Septagon to improve our ability to offer exceptional customer service and experiences to our clients.

This blog is primarily to reassure our past, current and future clients that they will continue to work with the individuals they know from Billings Construction Company and will receive the same service that we have delivered for over 40 years. The main difference is that from here on we will have access to a full suite of support services from the Septagon network...

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Construction in the Community

Billings Construction, having been a sponsor of Liberty athletics in the past it seems only fitting to offer our insights into the new football stadiums. There has been a lot of bustle in the community since the athletic complexes have been confirmed following the past district stadium proposal that was not agreed upon by the community a few years ago.

Being in the construction industry we always like seeing new projects in our community. The project is huge and privately funded, using the existing facilities at both high schools, stadiums will be built around them. The plans call for Liberty High School and Liberty North High School to add home bleachers/press box, a concession facility with restrooms, a new scoreboard/video board, and a new entry plaza.

Planning is key when going into an...

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Billings Construction Company

Billings Construction Company has been a family owned and operated construction firm operating out of Liberty, Missouri in the North Kansas City area specializing in erecting pre engineered metal buildings. We have been operating for over 46 years as a Butler Builder and are currently run by the second generation of the Billings family Jeffery.

Billings Construction Company has worked on many projects in Kansas City and the surrounding areas in commercial construction. As a small business working for small businesses we understand budget constraints and the value of your time and money. Therefore, we treat every project as if we were spending our own money on it, looking for places to save money where we can.

When we partnered with Butler Manufacturing and became a Butler Builder we gained...

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Commercial Metal Roofing

Using a metal roof for your businesses is a great way to protect your building for years to come without the common fallbacks of traditional roofing applications. Standing seam metal roof systems are a great alternative because they keep a watertight seal and are applied to the building with a grade to eliminate standing water.

Standing water is detrimental to all roofs, especially metal roofing, and frequent standing water will cause compromised integrity of the roof and leaks. The MR-24 metal roofing system is a first and finest of its kind, offering proven 40+ years of protection. A 40-year life span for a metal roof is amazing and it is all thanks to the design of the MR-24 Roof System.

This unbelievable lifespan is due to three very specific attributes of the MR-24 Roof System

  • -The m...
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Construction in 2017

Recently the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released data and news in regards to employment in the construction industry. Contractors associated with AGC and many that aren’t are optimistic about what 2017 has in store for the industry.

We have seen construction employment increase by 1.6% or 102,000 more jobs since 2015, even with the 3,000-employee decrease since last November. While this sounds great on the surface, the increase in employment was all in the residential construction field. Companies like ours faced losing 400 employees last year.

While our company and others like us in non-residential construction look upon 2017 favorably for the industry with hopes that higher demands of infrastructure, private investment an...

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Why is America Lagging Behind?

Vocational Training and Apprenticeship in High School

It is hardly known (outside of the skilled labor force) that there is a shortage of workers when it comes to specialized trade. We have seen these problems arise in the construction industry and others like it, children coming out of high schools unprepared for the real world. Likely a combination of the encouragement of every child to go to college and the lack of vocational studies in high schools today we see young adults struggling to find their place in the labor force.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed most recently that about 68% of high schoolers go to college, 40% of those collegiate attendees don’t complete their degree, of those that do graduate 53% of them are unemployed or underemployed.

The remaining percentag...

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