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Celebrating 50 years

AUSTIN - Leo Joeris got his foot in the construction door when he went to work for his brother Joe after the war. After getting some valuable experience he became an acoustical ceiling contractor before going back into the general construction side of working for William Matera Construction....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Horses, planes and doors

AUSTIN - Mike Schweiss is one focused individual. Rather than devoting time and energy to a wide variety of activities and undertakings, he finds fulfillment in two areas of interest - doors and horses. From his point of view, everything else is pretty much a diversion. It's been that way for much of his adult life....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Job Site - Hill & Wilkinson

Hill & Wilkinson’s Central Texas Office created welcome kits to distribute to shelter occupants in Austin. They also donated supplies to Austin Animal Center for lost animals and pets of people in shelter....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cotham “lucks” out and works hard

AUSTIN - Luck may have gotten Marlon Cotham going 10 years ago when he started Cotham Construction Services and Roofing, but commitment and flexibility have kept him moving forward. Not to mention – “you know – hard work,” he says....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Reminder on Contractor Best Practices in Disaster Remediation Construction Projects

AUSTIN - In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we want to remind builders and contractors of certain best practices and of the laws that apply to the industry as a whole and specifically for disaster remediation contractors performing work in Texas....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Jobsites on camera

AUSTIN - Black Friday is retailers’ biggest day of the year and the biggest annual business day for aerial photographer, Kevin Butts....

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09/28/2017 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:...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
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