As an independent construction contractor, you dictate the hours of operation of your business. With Christmas fast approaching, this leads to the question: should you engage in holiday business operations?
Some businesses operate within one or two days of major holidays. Others even decide to operate under limited hours on holidays in order to expedite the completion of important projects. By holidays, we're not just talking about major ones like Christmas and Thanksgiving. We're also talking about other pertinent events of the year, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, President's Day, Martin Luther King Day, and so on.
Depending on the area of your project, you may need an extended hours construction permit if working on some holidays. This includes most of the aforementioned holidays. Also, be especially mindful of volume control measures when working near residential areas during these times. Excavators and certain breaker pack extensions are notorious for loud noise and requiring hearing protection.
In Quebec, Canada, the construction industry has its own two-week government-mandated holiday starting from July 19th to August 2nd. During this time, all operations come to a halt.
Even if such a holiday does not exist in the U.S. You can start your own company-specific holiday and give your hardworking employees some well-deserved time off. Of course, we know this may not be a realistic solution for some contractors; after all, time is money. However, maybe you can designate a shorter holiday, perhaps three days or so.
Learn about us and the exact equipment we provide for Seattle-based contractors. Active Excavator Rentals is in operation all year. We're available even if you decide to engage in holiday business operations.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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