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A two-way street

AUSTIN - Owners Janna and Collins Johnson could not be happier with the success their demolition company, Conquest Demolition is experiencing. “We hit the ground running. We have done absolutely wonderful things in the last two years. We’ve grown and we have a great presence,” says Collins....

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A fit for roofing

AUSTIN - When it comes to roofing, it seems that painting and roofing are a natural fit for the owner of Tex Painting, Scott Miller who established a second company, Tex Roofing, in 2011....

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Working the dream

AUSTIN - While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Civil Engineering, Juan Carlos Garza began taking on leadership roles on any informal project he could get his hands on. He seemed to have a knack for it. After completing his degree, he jumped into the workforce pursuing job positions with managing responsibilities and soon realized that he could work hard and fulfill a childhood dream of owning his own company....

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Trees in construction

AUSTIN - Probably one of the oldest companies ever featured in Construction News, Davey Tree was established in 1880 in Ohio. And no, 1880 is not a typo....

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A dragon in plumbing

AUSTIN - Gilbert Jimenez began his plumbing career 30 years ago while in high school in Philadelphia. Although he did not finish high school, he was able to continue his interest in plumbing. “I dropped out of high school and high school shipped me off to Job Corps in 1981. After graduating from Job Corps in 1983, they sent me to San Antonio. I got my journeyman’s license in 1985 in Texas.” He enjoyed plumbing so much; he decided to sti...

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Painting 10 years

AUSTIN - While attending the University of Texas studying business, Scott Miller, owner of Tex Painting found an opportunity to learn entrepreneurship through a program that taught business through running a small painting business. “I learned as a student and then when I graduated, I saw an opportunity and that’s how I got started,” says Miller. Miller established Tex Painting in 2007 after graduating from the University of Texas....

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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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