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And Tiger, too

AUSTIN - Some companies have “normal” names; e.g., “Bob’s Plumbing.” Other companies, however, have names that are more interesting....

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Custom work

AUSTIN - B.C. Fence LLC is a residential and commercial fencing company that has slowly grown over the years. The letter B stands for Brents and the letter C stands for custom. Dusty Brents is the president of B.C. Fence, which was established in 1996. They are located in Cedar Park....

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Industry Folks - Ashley Main, Wimberley Glassworks

AUSTIN - She is an independent woman with a keen eye for light design. Ashley is an only child who was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Life was great in Canada she said. “A lot colder than Texas, but one of the most beautiful part of the world I still think. The people are really friendly and it is a vibrant place to be.”...

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Wired right

AUSTIN - Doing the electrical work for swimming pools is a niche that not many contractors get involved with. AJ Downing, co-owner of Wimberley Electric, is a licensed electrical contractor who found their niche in swimming pools....

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No kept secret

AUSTIN - They haven’t moved locations because “persistence” is what has kept him in business for so long, said Joe Miller, president of J M Utilities. Miller wants to stay local and that is what he has done....

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No fear of earning it

AUSTIN - He is not afraid to ever get up on a roof. Philip Earnest was raised in the greater Houston area in Richmond, TX. Earnest’s father was a general contractor, so he spent a lot of time around the industry. Earnest oversaw the multiple trades and what the day-to-day process was....

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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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