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From ashes to light

AUSTIN - Out of the ashes of the former Modern Electric came Phoenix Electric Inc. Tom Roland founded the company in 1986. Roland retired in Dec. of 2016. His retirement days are spent at home on Inks Lake with his wife Liz....

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50 golden years

AUSTIN - Carl and Bunny Raba had a vision and in 1968 they began laying the groundwork to become an industry leader among engineering consulting firms. Together with Ronald Tolson, Raba & Tolson Consulting Engineers was established as a geotechnical engineering practice in San Antonio. By 1974, Dick Kistner joined the firm leading it into the expansion and practice of construction materials engineering....

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Getting it back

AUSTIN - Wouldn’t it be nice if every day the weather was just perfect, not too hot or too cold? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case so we all look towards the comfort of our homes and businesses as we all spend most of our time at work....

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Growth spurt

AUSTIN - Dailey Electric Inc. is on the grow. The company, established by Chris Dailey in College Station in 2003, got its start doing local electrical work. Eight years later, he expanded the business when he acquired and revamped a Houston electrical company....

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Seizing oppor-10-ities

AUSTIN - A decade ago, David Cancialosi was preparing for his wedding and the first payment on his new house when the economy began to decline. Rather than panic, he founded Permit Partners....

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Kinseal and its kin

AUSTIN - Dave Kinney’s footsteps rushing down the hallway of his Pflugerville office mean one thing: He is coming to check on each of his three “brain children”: waterproofing/joint sealant/ fire stopping company Kinseal Inc. 35-year-old plumbing business Kinney’s Commercial and Kinney’s Utilities....

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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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