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Jobsites on camera

AUSTIN - Black Friday is retailers’ biggest day of the year and the biggest annual business day for aerial photographer, Kevin Butts....

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New career, old job skills

AUSTIN - Karen Wagner has an MBA in project management, and as the owner of Fresh Coat North Austin Painting, she finds it as useful as she did when she managed finance departments for Dell....

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Austin Hurricane Harvey Relief

AUSTIN - Of TD’s more than 2,300 employees, our Houston operations have 370 TDPartners (TD employee-owners) who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, about 10% of this workforce may have significant damage to their homes and autos. However, our office there was spared because of its location on the North side of the city....

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Chainsaw to the rescue

AUSTIN - Robert Ashcraft, superintendent, Slater Painting, sat in his duplex, watched the news and listened to the Hurricane Harvey forecast. He knew that the storm was headed to a place where he fished and hunted since he was 6-years-old. Growing up in Harlingen, Robert always loved to go fishing at the coast in Port Aransas, Rockport and Fulton....

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First-class skills

AUSTIN - After leaving the equipment side of construction, Cyril Allgeier III ventured over to the skilled labor side as the general manager for Skillforce....

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Reeling in relaxation

AUSTIN - Employees work hard every day for themselves, for their employers, for their families and it’s nice to know that your hard work is noticed and appreciated. Pinpoint Strategies recognized this early on and the owners, Janna and Collins Johnson do what they can to show their appreciation....

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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