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Growing demand

AUSTIN - After 31 years servicing the San Antonio market, Tony Ridout, managing shareholder of RidoutBarrett CPAs & Business Consultants never dreamed his company that he started in 1986 would have grown to have two locations....

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A new legacy with roots

AUSTIN - Kurt Brock’s family had a successful mechanical business in North Texas for 30 years. When his father decided it was time to retire, Kurt and Keri Brock decided it was time to start their own business. While visiting the Austin area, the couple found the perfect location for their new business, RKR Plumbing....

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AIRistoCATS

AUSTIN - Having worked for a large contractor for many years, Dave Sefcik set out to make his own way in the trade he loves. In 1995, Sefcik did just that. He started his own company, Dave’s Heating and Air....

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Job Site Bore Pro Utility Construction

AUSTIN - Jose Naba, Bore Pro Utility Construction, subcontractor for CenterPoint Energy on the Phase 2 project at Main & Elm Streets in Buda, TX -cmw...

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Job Site DeLa Laguna Contracting

AUSTIN - L-R: Abel Perez, Austin Traffic Signal and David DeLa Cerda, DeLa Laguna Contracting discuss drilling preparations for a new traffic signal at 2750 Sunrise in Round Rock. Austin Traffic Signal is the the general contractor for the project. – cmw...

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Job Site GMI Texas

AUSTIN - Julio Reyes, GMI Texas (Greater Metroplex Interiors), poses for a photo before leaving the Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology office project for the day at 15842 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock. Brad Hatton with Sabre Commercial is the superintendent and Tipton Studio is the architect. -cmw...

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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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