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Blessing in disguise

AUSTIN - Before getting into construction, Kyle Anderson worked in Houston in the chemical sales industry and instrumentation industry looking for a change where he could build something from the ground up. He had a buddy who was a homebuilder and got a job with a small homebuilder. Anderson fell in love with the process and soon was building homes for himself....

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Now take a look

AUSTIN - It’s not about taking over the world. It’s about trying to make a clean living. Specializing in healthcare renovations is an industry Barney Toler, managing partner of AQC Austin, LLC has been a part of for 31 years....

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Knocking around outdoors

AUSTIN - COPPERA recently hosted a fall company picnic on Nov. 18 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. They played a competitive game of Knockerball, a single chamber inflatable sphere with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps. While there are various games you can play with Knockerball, COPPERA played Last Man Standing, One-on-One and Bubble Soccer. –cmw...

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Drip drop

AUSTIN - Knowing that you can conserve rainwater should put a commercial owner’s mind at ease. Especially when Austin is in support of the effort for water conservation....

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Dynamic duo

AUSTIN - Gray Richardson, president at Magnum Two Drywall Inc. says, “I mean my goodness, how many ways can you split a penny.” Not too many ways I’m sure....

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American made

AUSTIN - Only six months into retirement, Bill McKean found himself getting back into the workforce. But he would not return to the path of semiconductors and travel that had guided his career most of his adult life. No, he would venture on a new and unknown path – fencing....

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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