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Austin’s asbestos abater

AUSTIN - With over 15 years of experience, Chris Mayer is the proud owner of Asbestos Consulting and Environmental. Born and raised in the city he loves, Austin, Mayer primarily serves within the city and surrounding areas. Wanting to also branch out, recently Mayer opened up a sister property in Dallas, TX....

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Easy breezy cover guy

AUSTIN - A garage is a boxed area that can be utilized for a variety of purposes, depending on the person asked. Many use it for storing vehicles or junk, but with a screen it can be transformed into one’s bliss. Types of conversions include gyms, workshops and relaxation areas, which are ideal for a screened garage....

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512 this is for you

AUSTIN - The flooring business has not always been a fantasy for Ryan Cahill. The interest sparked when he observed the great need for it. Cahill was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. To get away from digging 18 in. of snow and ice, he moved to Round Rock, TX. He wanted to experience the warm winters and a new endeavor....

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Austin’s master patcher

AUSTIN - Carlos Vasquez affirms, “There are many people who have experience with construction, including myself. What is different about me is my education and my ability to spot problematic areas to prevent further damage. For example, when it comes to materials and electrical wires, I know what is compatible and what is not.”...

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American craft

AUSTIN - Mark Smith is described as someone who worked his way to the top. Born in Panama, he had his fair share of traveling due to his father being in the Army. Smith grew up in Corpus Christi, TX, and he joined the Air Force in 1983. Afterwards, he spent four years as an air traffic controller in San Antonio, TX. His brother, who was already in the craftsman industry, recruited Smith as a window sales person. Smith also worked for small and ma...

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Craving creativity

AUSTIN - The luxury of experiencing different locations comes with being an Air Force “brat.” Traveling the world for half of his life, Kip Kypuros has seen his fair share of structures throughout the years. He has always been interested in building and creating, too early to pinpoint that immediate spark. It made sense for Kypuros to study architecture and structural engineering in college....

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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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