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Building walls

AUSTIN - When Randy and Katherine Binder got married, Randy was a superintendent for Pizza Hut. Having six children jointly, one together, the couple decided it was time to start their own business....

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07/25/2017 20:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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40 years of tile

AUSTIN - During the Austin location’s grand opening and 40th anniversary celebration, the crowd enjoyed dinner and drinks at Arizona Tile’s newest branch...

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Growth within growth

AUSTIN - May 22 was the first day of operation for the newest location for We Rent It....

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Something to crow about

AUSTIN - Tedford Distributors LLC got its start after Darrell Tedford came to Austin from Mississippi as a Singer sewing machine salesman. After leaving the sewing machine business, Tedford and a buddy got into the scratch and dent furniture and rug business in South Austin....

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Showing what they’ve got

AUSTIN - With more than 100 exhibitors and about 800 attendees, Blue Book hosted its Central Texas Who’s Who Showcase Jun. 15 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos. –mh...

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Construction match.com

Austin - Established in 1992, Joe Wesley started Tradesmen International in Macedonia, OH. Wesley was an electrical contractor whose brother ran a data company. During their peak seasons’ offset, they started borrowing employees from each other to meet that uptick in labor needs while maintaining a lean workforce to lower overhead costs. Wesley soon realized the value in a lean workforce and expanded into other trades, eventually growing into...

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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0