Skip to main content

Company Expands to Help Connect Construction Industry, Workers Across U.S.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Cedar City, Utah has selected Construction Monitor as a successful business to highlight for the business’s sustained growth and contributions to the community. The company’s co-owners David Mineer and son David Mineer Jr. are leading Construction Monitor on a nationwide expansion that began this year with a goal to reach all major U.S. markets by the end of 2013. The expansion is a significant milestone for the 23-year-old business, which has been a job lead source for contractors and other professionals in the construction industry in the Western U.S. and Texas.

With a subscriber base of more than 3,500 clients, Mineer’s goal for the expansion is to add at least 1,000 more subscribers each year. Through weekly reports and 24/7 website data access, subscribers have access to important building project information that details the latest building permits that have been filed. The information that CM provides is extracted from public records in building department offices throughout the country and packaged in a convenient and comprehensive report for industry professionals.  

Mineer’s decision to expand CM to all major U.S. markets came on the heels of an offer that he received in the fall of 2011 by a highly successful corporation in Silicon Valley to purchase his business. Though the offer initially sounded strong, Mineer wanted to do some research to determine the true value of Construction Monitor. After the offer was made, Mineer contacted the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Cedar City, a resource for entrepreneurs and business owners looking for advice, mentorship and training.

Following several counseling sessions with SBDC Director Craig Isom, Mineer determined that the Silicon Valley offer did not fully recognize the true value of CM and also discovered that there was a significant opportunity to grow the business by reaching out to all major U.S. markets.  “Having the information from the SBDC has helped me as a business owner make more intelligent decisions,” said Mineer. The work that Mineer and Isom did to assess CM’s value ultimately led Mineer to the decision to expand the company. Now, Mineer uses SBDC consultants as a sounding board for decisions he makes regarding CM’s growth.

Construction Monitors’ (CM) expansion has opened new markets including New York City, Chicago and Miami, which have boosted the company’s employment rates. In just three months since CM started its national expansion, Mineer has hired (and continues to hire) an average of two to three new staff a week, including independent contractors throughout the U.S. and additional staff for the headquarters office in Cedar City. The company is nearing 100 employees (including independent contractors) and expects to expand the headquarters office in Cedar City in the future.

The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state. To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit For more information about Construction Monitor visit or call 435-586-1205.

Popular posts from this blog

College Planning for Students on Campuses this Fall

Students – we have greatly missed them in our classrooms and labs. We can’t wait to see them back on our campuses. But we want to see students return only with their health and safety as our highest priority.With that, our plan is to welcome students back in time for the start of this coming fall semester with in-person and, as always, a wide variety of online class offerings. We will continue to monitor guidelines issued by the state and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), and, if there are any changes to this plan, we will notify students immediately.USHE recently issued a press release with a COVID-19 update, which can be found here. For a full recap of USHE’s detailed plans, click here.USHE institutions, including SLCC, are currently working on what a return to campus will look and feel like this fall. Those details continue to evolve based on factors like “disease prevalence,” diagnostic testing supplies, contact tracing and the ability to provide “adequate” supplies of p…

Reopening SLCC

With most of Utah’s move to yellow status (low-risk) as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restrictions are being lifted across the state. As a result, SLCC is also making adjustments to its operations. Starting June 1, SLCC will officially move to yellow status, and throughout the month, the following changes will implemented:·All campus buildings will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 1 to July 31. Evening hours will resume July 31.·Employees whose job responsibilities cannot be done remotely will be prioritized in returning to work starting June 8.·Department directors are establishing plans to safely and reasonably begin bringing people back to the workplace for on-campus, face-to-face operations at all SLCC locations starting June 8. Check with your supervisor for details.·Reasonable precautions will be implemented to keep employees and students safe while at SLCC. This includes frequent cleaning and sanitation of shared surfaces and availabilit…

SLCC Announces Soft Reopening of Some Services

Salt Lake Community College officials are pleased to report the college will resume some services with limited hours of operation and some restrictions at three campuses, starting May 18.College officials ask that the hour of 10-11 a.m. be reserved for “high-risk” population (*see criteria below) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. are open to the general public. Everyone is asked to wear masks, if possible, and continue to observe the necessity for social distancing.Taylorsville Redwood Campus·Cashiering·Bookstore·Admissions/Admissions Hub·Academic Advising·Financial Aid·Office of Registrar & Academic RecordsSouth City and Jordan campuses·Information Desk*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “high risk” as:·People 65 years and older·People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility·People with underlying medical conditions that include:1.Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma2.Serious heart conditions3.Immunocomprom…