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Unique ‘village’ offers unique park

AUSTIN – Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opened for service in Austin in 1936. After 63 years, however, the airport was officially closed in 1999 – but that wasn’t the end of the story....

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 15:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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A spicy story

AUSTIN – Voelker Welding & Construction Inc. recently finished up a “spicy” project – and it’s the 10th project the company has completed for Southern Style Spices & Seasonings company owners Bill and Bev Kemp, whose three sons, Ian, Trevor and Luke now run the day-to-day operations....

Created by : cwright-au
05/27/2016 14:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fired up

AUSTIN – Smoke from barbecue restaurants in Austin has made the news recently, even spurring the Austin City Council to consider a proposal to regulate smoke wafting from barbecue joints in Aug. 2015. And even though the city council ultimately decided not to pursue the proposal, Terry Wooten, owner of a new Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que on Congress Ave., took preemptive action, according to Matt Haralson, G. Creek Construction, the general...

Created by : cwright-au
04/27/2016 16:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Contractor as client

AUSTIN – It’s one thing for general contractors to build for clients – that’s something K-W Construction Inc. president Elaine Thomas has done for more than three decades. But it’s another to construct a space for your own company, as well as any future tenants who may share it....

Created by : cwright-au
04/01/2016 18:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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HANDSOME is as HANDSOME does

AUSTIN – It’s not unusual these days to find companies seeking space in the downtown Austin area. After all, downtown Austin embodies cool, creative vibes - perfect for a young tech company that’s making its mark in the world....

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 15:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Planning for the population

AUSTIN – Austin and its surrounding suburbs and cities are among the fastest growing places in America – and Buda is no exception to the list....

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0