Custom Programs & Consulting for Commercial Construction | Equalizer9

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We Build Builders.
It’s What We Do.

We’re changing the game for people building great construction businesses.

Customized programs and consulting from Equalizer9 will improve your team’s performance and achieve your strategic goals.

Ready to grow your construction firm and develop your leaders? Click to learn more about our core consultation offerings, or just keep scrolling to see them all:

Growth & Profitability Consulting • Talent Development
• Ownership Succession Consulting

Growth & Profitability Consulting

Strategy Development & Execution

Galvanize your entire team around a big, hairy, audacious vision.

Together, we’ll create specific initiatives that will advance your company toward a unified vision. The hallmark of our approach is simplicity, adaptability, and a heavy emphasis on sustained execution.



The Chase Less Win More Program

If you can't win it, you don't get to build it.

Our 12 month embed program creates extremely high win rates, allowing you to win far more than your share! You get to pick the clients and projects you want — instead of settling for the scraps. Equalizer9 works alongside you to train, plan, and coach. We embed with your team to implement tailored strategies on must-win projects. We are with you every step of the way to ingrain our Chase Less, Win More® principles into your company DNA.



Succession Planning

Set the stage for the next generation of leadership.

Developing a thorough succession plan will increase your business’s value and set the stage for the next generation of leadership. We guide succession planning conversations and help you navigate the toughest of transitions - trusting others with the business you put your heart and soul into.



Performance & Operational Effectiveness

Get on the path to higher profitability.

Want to improve your reputation for performance and drive more profits? Uncover why you’re consistently realizing profit fade on projects, having schedule overruns, seeing ongoing quality issues, or experiencing high rates of litigation on projects. Equalizer9 takes a deep dive into your operational practices to identify the root causes of your performance and operational issues — and then we work with you to implement high impact, corrective actions.


Talent Development


Leadership Acceleration Program

Build your bench with in-house talent.

Your growth should not be dependent on hiring from the outside. Develop your high potential team members into future leaders with our 12 month Leadership Acceleration Program. Our focus areas include:

  • Personal Leadership (Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Self-Management)
  • Strategic Thinking (System Thinking and Decision-Making), Risk Management (Conflict Resolution, Negotiation Skills)
  • People Development (Performance Feedback, Cultivating Culture, Team Building, Accountability)
  • Get Work Philosophy (Sales Strategy, Relationship Building, Presentation Skills)
  • Business Acumen (Enterprise Results, Financial Performance, Business Simulation)
  • The Client Experience (The last frontier in differentiation, A Client Experience Game Plan) 

The program offers a unique business simulator that allows future leaders to play out mock scenarios.



Tailored Talent Development

Driving performance with a custom-tailored strategy.

Equalizer9 collaborates with your senior management team to understand your strategic goals, evaluate your succession pipeline, assess your project delivery capabilities, and align your talent development programs. We work to ensure all efforts are driving performance and create a tailored program to optimize your business and your teams. Improve your operational effectiveness with our custom consultations and hands-on approach.


Ownership Succession Consulting

Obtain the Maximum Value For Your Business

We become your bulldog advocate

Transitioning to the next chapter of your life is a challenging time for all business owners. Equalizer9 helps navigate this time with 2 primary goals — making it as easy and seamless as possible and maximizing the value of your business.

We bring a team of legal, financial, and business planners to evaluate and advise the owners of construction businesses on their best succession option. The options include:

  • Liquidation
  • Leveraged Internal Sale
  • Oldco / Newco Internal Sale
  • ESOPs
  • External Sale

Our team of experts can advise you on the transition strategy that is right for you and your team.

Hal did a magnificent job representing my brothers and I in the recent sale of our long held family business. He was a voracious advocate for our interests... We could not be more pleased with the value of the deal, and especially would recommend Hal as your agent.

George W. Marsh, President, Gelder and Associates, Raleigh NC

Stop Bidding, Start Winning.

Call us right now. See what Equalizer9 can do for you.

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