Other stories by Pierre Villere

  • Breaking Even

    he Break-Even Point is the point where expenses or costs equal revenues. Quite simply, it is the inflection point when a concrete business neither makes money nor losses money.

  • A Look at Tech

    In March, two information technology providers in our industry, Command Alkon and Systech, held their annual Customer Conferences. Pierre Villere spent some quiet time with a few of the senior executives at the two companies and heard their thoughts on the future direction of technology in our...

  • A Bright Future

  • Housing's Big Fall

    The impact may not be as dire as you think.

  • A Dizzying Game of Chess

    The TCP 100 list of producers will continue to evolve.

  • Two Ends of the Spectrum

    Is the lowest quartile's selling price temporary, or is it culturally ingrained?

  • Bullish on Building

    The South and West will lead the way in building the next 25 years.

  • Timing is Everything

    If you were timing the construction materials market, you're too late.

  • The Slow Slog

    New Orleans' recovery moves forward, albeit very slowly.

  • A Crystal Ball Redux

    Almost two years ago, I wrote about the trends I believe our industry will experience through 2010. Here is a fresh updated look at a dramatically changing industry, which I presented at World of Concrete in January.