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Sheridan Youth Assistance Career Fair

The Custom Concrete team is thrilled to be participating in the December 8, 2016 Youth Assistance Career Fair at Sheridan High School. Our display, along with the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis’ (BAGI) hands-on interactive display featuring From the Ground Up | Building a Better Future, will be showcased so area youth may gain insights into skilled trade careers right in their own “backyard,” and what a career in the construction industry looks like today…

BAGI Home-a-Rama

The Custom Concrete team is pleased to have a bit of ourselves in five of the 2016 BAGI Home-a-Rama homes at Chatham Hills in Westfield, Indiana. The public is invited to tour all eleven showcase homes, but we hope you pay special attention to the custom craftsmanship within these five, including signature Custom Concrete foundations, basements, garage slabs and exterior work…

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…

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…

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!

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…

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…