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Summer job blessings

AUSTIN - Growing up in Florida, you would think that a young man would spend his summers at the beach, basking in the sun, checking out the bikinis, catching a wave, etc. Not Aaron Reeves. He spent his summers doing framing work. After he graduated he jumped right into the workforce doing what he knew best, framing....

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11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas-sized vision

AUSTIN - BakerTriangle’s investment in a vision five years ago is starting to pay off for Texas construction....

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11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Entering construction

AUSTIN - Five months ago, ACM Tractor Sales decided it was time to get into construction. Although the company had been entertaining the idea for several years, they wanted to do their research....

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11/27/2017 22:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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It starts with

AUSTIN - Capitol DIRTT – stands for (D)oing (I)t (R)ight (T)his (T)ime. Doing what right? Well, interior construction of course....

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11/27/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Swinerton serves subcontractors

AUSTIN - More than 100 attended the 2nd Annual Subcontractor Appreciation Oktoberfest, or Swintoberfest, on Sept. 29 at Swinerton Builders in Austin. Guests dined on German food, beer and, an Austin original, Amy’s Ice Cream. - ke...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Employees with a vision

AUSTIN - Imagine 265 employees who have bought into a vision to satisfy customers, grow a company and support each other. Lasco Austin is where you will find these sorts of employees, says Robbie Ketch, branch manager....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0