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A.J. = A-OK

AUSTIN - Alfredo Espinoza started Al’s Heating & Cooling 30 years ago, providing comfort to the San Marcos/Austin area ever since....

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From Duke to Luke

AUSTIN - Luke Williams always knew his future would be in the family business, D&W Painting. “Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to follow in the footsteps,” he said....

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He’s cooking with glass

AUSTIN - Every time Daniel Monzón goes to Austin’s Tortilla Factory, his attention is on one thing – not the tortillas (although he does find them delicious) but the glass partitions, windows and door....

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Breathe easy

AUSTIN - His time with the United States Military as a Cavalry Scout had him “well acquainted in tanks and hot spots.” Jonathan Esquivel liked the challenges from his experience in the military and has learned to navigate challenges in every day homes with his company Austin Star Services....

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Living in a material world

AUSTIN - Two sisters raised in Round Rock each found the construction industry to be “an exciting and wonderful industry where relationships matter.” Together, they began to operate KLP Commercial Construction Supply in 2012, with Nathali Parker as the CEO/Co-founder and her sister Karen Parker as Co-founder....

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It’s show time

AUSTIN - On January 9th and 10th, the Palmer Events Center in Austin rolled open their overhead doors for exhibitors and attendees for the 2019 Austin Build Expo. There were hundreds of products and services to see, plus seminars and workshops. Building and networking are two familiar items in this city. -lv...

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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