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Swinerton serves subcontractors

AUSTIN - More than 100 attended the 2nd Annual Subcontractor Appreciation Oktoberfest, or Swintoberfest, on Sept. 29 at Swinerton Builders in Austin. Guests dined on German food, beer and, an Austin original, Amy’s Ice Cream. - ke...

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Employees with a vision

AUSTIN - Imagine 265 employees who have bought into a vision to satisfy customers, grow a company and support each other. Lasco Austin is where you will find these sorts of employees, says Robbie Ketch, branch manager....

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Surveyors seeking a relationship

AUSTIN - Jason Garza is “all in” for marketing B&G Surveying, even if it’s a far different vocation from his studies for the Theater Arts degree he holds....

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A Classic way to work

AUSTIN - Fred Vinlove has been working since he was four, and his father paid him 10¢ for every project he helped with at the elder’s garage door business....

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He saw the signs

AUSTIN - Rusty Russell has always embraced technology, and in 2007 he learned some internet marketing tricks using search engine optimization (SEO), and customers begin to call his sign company and place orders....

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From remodeling to role modeling

AUSTIN - There have been things in Keith James’ life that might have sidelined others. For instance, he grew up without a father and lived on the streets a “long time.”...

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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