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From the Ground Up

Did you know that nearly 80% of construction businesses are struggling to fill skilled labor positions, according to the Associated General Contractors of America? Moreover, 80% of new skilled trade jobs require less than a year of schooling?

But who is sharing these gripping career path facts with our high schoolers? As a member of the Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI), we can proudly say, “We are.” And we’re about to change the face of the industry…

Open Doors Footing Pour

50 Hot Indiana Jobs

Have you seen the hot Indiana jobs list? It’s an intriguing list indeed – a mix of degreed positions and those that require only certifications or hands-on job training.

If you explored my first installment in this new blog series, I think it’s important for me to first clarify that I am not anti-postsecondary education. In fact, I want my doctor to have the best education in biology and chemistry. I want to know they have passed the MCAT, attend the best medical school, completed residency training, and secured their license. I want to know that my lawyer has completed law school and passed the bar exam. These are honorable professions, and they require great educational commitments from those that seek them as careers, but these sort of careers are not the current in-demand jobs waiting to be filled by our graduates…

Open Doors Westfield Project

Increased Vocational Classes in Indiana

Last week the Indianapolis Business Journal featured an article discussing an increased national and state focus on career and technical education. The article noted that during the 2013-2014 school year (the last for which numbers were immediately available), 8,400 graduates had earned at least one industry certification, license or industry-recognized credential. That’s 11 percent more than the year before…

Welcome to the Team

Welcome to the Team!

We have added Angel-Lee Jensen as Receptionist and Special Projects Coordinator to our family here at Custom Concrete! Angel-Lee will be playing a key role assisting Custom Concrete executives with special projects and fulfilling a new forward-facing role for the company as well…

Chuck Haberman at a career fair

Custom Concrete Attending Indiana Career Fairs

The Custom Concrete team will be attending several Indiana career fairs throughout late summer and early fall. Check out where we’ll be and make sure to stop by and say hello…

Welcome to the Team

Welcome to the Team!

Westfield, Ind.-based quality concrete foundations contractor Custom Concrete has added former United States Marine Corps Combat Engineer and Construction Chief Chuck Haberman as Onboarding Coordinator. From sourcing and recruiting new employees to onboarding, training and development, Haberman will be playing a key role as Custom Concrete continues to grow and be a destination for job seekers throughout the metro Indianapolis area…

Happy Anniversary

Celebrating Our Employees

As an Indianapolis concrete contractor, we are pleased to be celebrating several Custom Concrete team members with milestone anniversaries…

Jobs IT Professional

Seeking Systems Engineer to Join Custom Concrete Team

We are currently seeking a motivated and experienced IT professional with the drive and initiative to join our organization and hit the ground running.  As the Software/Systems Engineer at Custom Concrete you will be performing functions of three IT roles: developer, systems administrator, and internal IT support…

Custom Concrete Founder Joe Carr at Open Doors Project

Skilled Trade Jobs

Today’s installment is indeed about a hot topic – myths around skilled trade jobs. It’s a subject I’m passionate about.

I strongly believe that attending a four-year college isn’t the only path to success for our young adults. A career in a skilled trade can be just as rewarding in terms of personal happiness and financial reward, but who’s sharing that fact with our middle school and high school students these days? Not many are, and often not even guidance counselors or parents. The next generation of workers’ career path hinges on the advice they receive or don’t receive in high school.  While Mike Rowe is doing a stand-up job, more of us could be spreading the word and opening eyes to the fact that there are more opportunities out there than 4+ years of college debt and a desk job…

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Central Indiana Concrete Foundations

It’s no secret that we love quality concrete. We’ve been building solid Central Indiana concrete foundations for nearly 50 years. So what is it we love so much about concrete? Oh let us count the ways!…