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Old school quality

AUSTIN - Shawn Herring admits he was more than nervous when his father Bill Herring handed him the family business and retired....

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Walker, Texas Welder

AUSTIN - If there’s one thing to say about Jerry Walker, it is being a welder isn’t boring. And, his love for his craft is readily evident....

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Triangle of a story

AUSTIN - Did you know there is only one local fire protection and security company servicing the San Marcos area? It’s called Triangle Fire & Security LLC, established in 2013, by the owner Steve Clay. Triangle Fire & Security is a service and maintenance company that provides service, maintenance and inspections in-house....

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Well adjusted

AUSTIN - For Jim Sunvison it was an easy decision to become an electrician upon graduating high school. While attending high school, he was offered trade tech training and learned a lot. After graduation, Sunvison made a bold move. “I entered the apprenticeship the next morning after my high school graduation. I had already secured a spot with a company and got an apprenticeship....

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Prepared to repair

AUSTIN - He has a good understanding of the construction industry, but he also has a good sense of humor because that’s just his personality. Those are two traits that have Will Peterson in a good place with his business. About eight or nine years ago, Peterson established Armstrong Garage Doors and remains the proud owner in Austin....

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Change of scene

AUSTIN - His company may be new, but he’s no stranger to the construction industry. Jake Hale, owner of Hale Contractors, established his company in Oct. 2018. However, he established a relationship with landscape development way before then. Hale’s uncle was a contractor for government buildings and that provided Hale the opportunity to learn a lot from him....

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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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