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Focus – Thinking outside the box

AUSTIN – What does it take to be a successful engineer? Knowing your clients and what constitutes a successful project to them are the most important....

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11/05/2014 21:45:00 | Viewed: 9
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Focus – Persevering in the fence industry

AUSTIN – What is your perspective about the local construction industry in 2014? I have a very positive perspective about the construction industry in 2014. Here at Georgetown Fence & Deck, we have seen about a 30- to 35-percent growth in the past two years....

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10/07/2014 15:05:00 | Viewed: 24
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Focus - Opportunities await

AUSTIN – What does it take to be successful in your industry? Persistence was the first thing that came to mind, persistence and patience. In order to gain the trust and respect of customers, you must repeatedly demonstrate that your team is capable of completing projects within budget and in accordance with the schedule....

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07/01/2014 18:25:00 | Viewed: 100
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Focus – Opportunity awaits

HUTTO, TX – Why did you decide to work in the HVAC industry? Before I started working in the HVAC industry, I worked as a night manager at a grocery store in Del Rio, TX. The kid that came to do the maintenance on the air conditioning systems at the store graduated from high school a few years before me. I noticed he sure did have a nice personal truck so I figured there must be better pay in the air conditioning business....

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05/30/2014 16:11:00 | Viewed: 142
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Focusing on performance

AUSTIN, TX – Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers has moved to a new office on Technology Blvd. in Austin. L-R: David Presley, Steve Ihnen, Thomas Acosta, Jason Rodgers, Lisa Foret, Marilynn Anthenat, Conan Witzel and Jevon Poston. Not pictured: Mike Wilson –ab...

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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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