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Surveyors seeking a relationship

AUSTIN - Jason Garza is “all in” for marketing B&G Surveying, even if it’s a far different vocation from his studies for the Theater Arts degree he holds....

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A Classic way to work

AUSTIN - Fred Vinlove has been working since he was four, and his father paid him 10¢ for every project he helped with at the elder’s garage door business....

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He saw the signs

AUSTIN - Rusty Russell has always embraced technology, and in 2007 he learned some internet marketing tricks using search engine optimization (SEO), and customers begin to call his sign company and place orders....

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From remodeling to role modeling

AUSTIN - There have been things in Keith James’ life that might have sidelined others. For instance, he grew up without a father and lived on the streets a “long time.”...

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Charged for 50 more years

AUSTIN - There’s something “very cool” about maintaining a legacy into the third generation, says Charlie Collier, logistics coordinator and safety officer for his family’s business, Leland Collier Electric Co....

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A vision carved in stone

AUSTIN - Rob Teel, owner and founder of Continental Cut Stone, admits he had no vision for the milling company he purchased 30 years ago, but he did have a childhood dream of living in the country and owning a business. “Be careful what you ask for because a lot of times, God will give it to you. He plucked me up and dropped me here, and this is where I belong,” Teel says....

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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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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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