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Bringing vision back to life

AUSTIN - Can you imagine being a young man in high school and not knowing what you wanted to do when you got out of high school? Knowing that you have to pick a path can be very discouraging and for most it is. Books aren’t for everyone. Just where or what do you do?...

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Dynamic duo

AUSTIN - Gray Richardson, president at Magnum Two Drywall Inc. says, “I mean my goodness, how many ways can you split a penny.” Not too many ways I’m sure....

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Blessing in disguise

AUSTIN - Before getting into construction, Kyle Anderson worked in Houston in the chemical sales industry and instrumentation industry looking for a change where he could build something from the ground up. He had a buddy who was a homebuilder and got a job with a small homebuilder. Anderson fell in love with the process and soon was building homes for himself....

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American made

AUSTIN - Only six months into retirement, Bill McKean found himself getting back into the workforce. But he would not return to the path of semiconductors and travel that had guided his career most of his adult life. No, he would venture on a new and unknown path – fencing....

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11/28/2017 12:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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No place I’d rather be

AUSTIN - Fabian, Adrian, and Steve Perez grew up in Austin. During their childhood, the three brothers would go to jobsites with their father and help out anyway they could. Sometimes they would help unload trucks, one brick at a time, and sometimes help get equipment off the site. That is until they were big enough to do more....

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A safer Texas

AUSTIN - In 1991, the Texas Legislature took a stance on the skyrocketing workers’ compensation rates that affected Texas companies in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.This company originally known as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, would later become known as Texas Mutual Insurance....

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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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