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Industry Folks - Ashley Main, Wimberley Glassworks

AUSTIN - She is an independent woman with a keen eye for light design. Ashley is an only child who was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Life was great in Canada she said. “A lot colder than Texas, but one of the most beautiful part of the world I still think. The people are really friendly and it is a vibrant place to be.”...

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Wired right

AUSTIN - Doing the electrical work for swimming pools is a niche that not many contractors get involved with. AJ Downing, co-owner of Wimberley Electric, is a licensed electrical contractor who found their niche in swimming pools....

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No kept secret

AUSTIN - They haven’t moved locations because “persistence” is what has kept him in business for so long, said Joe Miller, president of J M Utilities. Miller wants to stay local and that is what he has done....

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No fear of earning it

AUSTIN - He is not afraid to ever get up on a roof. Philip Earnest was raised in the greater Houston area in Richmond, TX. Earnest’s father was a general contractor, so he spent a lot of time around the industry. Earnest oversaw the multiple trades and what the day-to-day process was....

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See Spot paint

AUSTIN - When it comes to rolling up one’s sleeves and getting to work, Janette Chermely is Exhibit A....

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All hands on deck

AUSTIN - Some people know early in life what they are not supposed to do or be. Matthew Syznal, owner of Slight of Hand Metalworks, says it clearly: “I’m a hands-on guy. I never saw myself as a paper pusher.”...

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Focus - Embracing staffing & technology challenges

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s a good time to be in construction and engineering/ architectural design in Texas....

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10/29/2018 17:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Growing with growth

SAN ANTONIO - Jason Puchot holds a degree in Evidence Based Design from Texas A&M University. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Architect and has specialized in healthcare design since 2002....

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Legal - Design defects threaten Texas contractors

SAN ANTONIO - Many Texas contractors wrongly assume they have no responsibility for errors or omissions in plans and specifications. To the contrary, Texas courts have held contractors – not owners – bear the risk and liability of deficient plans when the contract is silent on the issue....

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Insurance - Litigious personal injury (PI) attorney-driven climate on commercial auto – Must address directly with your driver group

SAN ANTONIO - Have you seen your Auto rates steadily increasing over the last several years? You are not alone, it’s happening on all commercial insurance accounts across the board regardless of your own individual account’s auto experience – an 8% bump, 10% bump, even 15% or more are becoming more and more common!...

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