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Lighting the way

AUSTIN - Lighting Connection got its bright start as a way to distribute lighting products under parent company Lanehart Electrical Contractors. Part-ners Randy Garrett and John Lanehart established the company’s headquarters in Irving, with a Buda location following in the early 90s, says vice president of operations Jaclyn Willbrand....

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An organic evolution

AUSTIN - Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Alpha Insulation & Water-proofing has evolved and grown throughout its history, and in January, the company saw its latest big change when Alpha became part of the Installed Building Products (IBP) family....

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Creating a winning social media strategy

AUSTIN - Every business looking to achieve success through social media needs to have a well written social media strategy designed to reach their customers and get the desired result. Just as social media channels are not equal in scope, demographics and reach, all social media channels might not be right for your company goals....

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Surfacing the way

AUSTIN - CF Stoneworks is a countertop shop in Kyle, specializing in countertops made of quartz, granite and solid surfaces. 100% of their product and service is in the commercial industry....

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Changing names

AUSTIN - With a history of building in Texas and across the nation for 45 years, FJW Construction has changed its name to Broaddus Construction....

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Washers for Fun

AUSTIN - Jose I. Guerra Inc. held its annual washer tournament on Thurs. Apr. 13 at the Guerra Austin Office. “It was a great gathering of 85 clients and industry friends” as, stated by Debby Williams, Director of Business Development & Marketing, all enjoying food, music and some stiff competition. 32 teams competed for the “coveted” Guerra Gold, Silver, Bronze and “Worst” tournament trophies. -cmw...

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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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