I worked for a construction company like that for a couple of years. First, you went to the office to see where you were going to work for the day. Then each worker drove their own truck to the job site because you had to provide your own tools for anything you needed. We even had to pay for a Porta-Potty if we wanted one on the job site.
Had to pay our own workers comp. and SS withholdings and unemployment insurance (which was silly because--who would want to pay yourself for unemployment?
Staring pay was $10/hr then after the first year you went to $11/hr. The third year took you to $12/hr. and that was where the pay stopped.
It wound up costing me money to work there. Buying my own tools and gas to drive all over the state. No road time pay or paying for a hotel room/food.
This was during the housing boom 2005-2007.