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Job Site - Patriot Erectors

AUSTIN - Patriot Erectors from Dripping Springs is the demolition contractor and contractor for the Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church 4-car steel garage demo project in Austin. L-R: Randy Schramn, Brooks Smeaton and Robert Canedo. -cmw...

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Beware of snakes

AUSTIN - More and more workers are encountering rattlesnakes on their jobsites. Blueline Rental Outdoor Sales Representative, Stan Rothman sent in this photo while visiting a J.T. Vaughn Construction jobsite for the Austin Community College Hays Campus Phase 2 Expansion in Kyle.After seeing this, it sparked him to inquire about snakes while visiting other jobsites. Daniel Aguilar, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, told Rothman they killed 12 ...

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Following the path

AUSTIN - Raunel Tejeda, owner of Built on the Rock wasn’t planning to start a business when he established Built on the Rock in 2006....

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Charging ahead

AUSTIN - A passion that stemmed from a young age to build, Ryan Binder, owner of Rhino Construction, always knew, he would own his own company some day. Ten years ago, he made his dream come true....

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70 years strong

AUSTIN - Founded in 1947, and still operating 70 years later, Wilson Plumbing Company Inc. continues a family long legacy. Originally established in College Station, the company moved to Austin in 1984....

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Still digging ditches

AUSTIN - Josh Phelps, owner of JL Phelps & Associates Plumbing and Mechanical LLC started working at young age for a plumbing contractor when he was 16- years-old. Making $4 per hour, Phelps knew he was on his way to success....

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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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