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For the love of concrete

AUSTIN - Robert Russo began his life-long career during college as an assistant pouring concrete. After many years learning the ins and outs of everything there is to know about concrete, he started his own concrete business in his early forties. Austin Concrete Construction LLC has been servicing the Austin community within a 30-mile radius of 78733 for the past thirty years....

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02/27/2019 19:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Have surface, will cover

AUSTIN - Wayne Filer bought his co-worker’s father’s carpet cleaning/restoration business soon after 9-11. “That’s where it started,” he said. “I was going to get into water damage.”...

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Wouldn’t trade it

AUSTIN - John Sallas says he is a jack-of-all-trades and master of one: foundation repair. He learned it at a young age working for his father, Jerry Sallas, who got his own start in foundation repair in 1977. John dabbled in other types of construction work as he grew older, but eventually came back to work for his dad’s business, Armadillo Foundation Repair....

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Chip off the old block

AUSTIN - Funny how things work out sometimes. Take Roberto Marín, for instance. As head of Bison Build, he wasn’t planning to start his own separate, masonry entity, but that’s sure how it worked out....

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02/27/2019 18:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Thoroughly modern

AUSTIN - Brad Jones was working for a railroad when he was offered a job working with a decorative concrete contractor. He did this for eight years, but the man closed his business and moved back to Florida....

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02/27/2019 18:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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A legacy in glass

AUSTIN - Growing up in a family glass business in Midland, TX, Trace Sidle decided he wanted to travel a different path. He enrolled in the University of Oklahoma and earned a political science degree. After graduating from OU, Sidle had every intention of pursuing a career in government or politics, but wanted to come back to Texas to be closer to his family rather than going the DC route. He moved to Austin to pursue a career at the state capit...

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Legal - Responding to OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy

SAN ANTONIO - In late 2018, the federal courts of appeals for Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi overturned thirty seven years’ of precedent in deciding that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration can issue citations for a workplace hazard to entities other than the actual employer of the worker exposed to the hazard....

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Insurance - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit and prohibited exclusions

SAN ANTONIO - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit includes significant enhancements in both the coverage required and in the manner in which coverage is required. One of those enhancements is that this Exhibit not only details certain coverages that must be provided but goes on to prohibit a variety of exclusions that cannot included in a downstream party’s insurance program....

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Accounting - YOU are not your business

SAN ANTONIO - When it’s time to sell your business, you might discover you tied too much of yourself into it. Your money, assets—even your reputation—can be so entwined in the business that they’re difficult to separate. Unwinding those ties can be costly and confusing. Save yourself the trouble and consider the following areas to address while creating your exit plan....

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Focus - College isn’t for everyone

SAN ANTONIO - Moreno is a former Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor, during which time he worked to build the gap between construction companies and schools. He is currently visiting the CTE program at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, trying to make connections between construction companies and the district’s schools....

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