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Divine intervention

AUSTIN - In the late 60s after moving to Austin from Louisiana, James McKinney set-up shop as J & J Roofing after buying the company from his partner. In 1984, McKinney married his wife, Marilyn and changed the company name to Ja-Mar Roofing....

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Insulation inspiration

AUSTIN - When Scott Woodward, Bay Insulation’s Round Rock division manager, needs a little “management inspiration,” he recalls the company’s late owner....

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Pushing for more

AUSTIN - Pete Eisele, president of P&H Equipment LLC, jokes that “P&H” could stand for “push and heave.” Certainly there were days it must have felt that way as Eisele pushed and heaved his way to owning a successful business....

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Source of Cre8tion

AUSTIN - With grandparents and an uncle in construction and “a ton of stucco work” in his New Mexico hometown, André Luna says he spent much of his youth on job sites. He thought adulthood would bring him a different line of work, but stucco’s siren call lured Luna back....

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A 25-year tweak

AUSTIN - After 25 years, Nick Page has decided the time has come for a facelift – but not for himself! His company, Nick’s Bricks Masonry Inc., has been renamed Nick’s Bricks, Masonry & Stone Inc., and will have a new logo to go with it....

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Faith in foam

AUSTIN - No matter what the situation Dan Amon faces, he uses a strategy that has worked for him time and time again....

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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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