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A fit for roofing

AUSTIN - When it comes to roofing, it seems that painting and roofing are a natural fit for the owner of Tex Painting, Scott Miller who established a second company, Tex Roofing, in 2011....

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Working the dream

AUSTIN - While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Civil Engineering, Juan Carlos Garza began taking on leadership roles on any informal project he could get his hands on. He seemed to have a knack for it. After completing his degree, he jumped into the workforce pursuing job positions with managing responsibilities and soon realized that he could work hard and fulfill a childhood dream of owning his own company....

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Trees in construction

AUSTIN - Probably one of the oldest companies ever featured in Construction News, Davey Tree was established in 1880 in Ohio. And no, 1880 is not a typo....

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A dragon in plumbing

AUSTIN - Gilbert Jimenez began his plumbing career 30 years ago while in high school in Philadelphia. Although he did not finish high school, he was able to continue his interest in plumbing. “I dropped out of high school and high school shipped me off to Job Corps in 1981. After graduating from Job Corps in 1983, they sent me to San Antonio. I got my journeyman’s license in 1985 in Texas.” He enjoyed plumbing so much; he decided to sti...

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Painting 10 years

AUSTIN - While attending the University of Texas studying business, Scott Miller, owner of Tex Painting found an opportunity to learn entrepreneurship through a program that taught business through running a small painting business. “I learned as a student and then when I graduated, I saw an opportunity and that’s how I got started,” says Miller. Miller established Tex Painting in 2007 after graduating from the University of Texas....

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Framing with the times

AUSTIN - Carlos Morales started out in construction as a helper framing houses in 1995 when he was 19 years old. By 1998, Morales had his own crew and working as a dba. Today, at 43, he is the owner of Azteca Framing & Construction. The company was first set up as just Azteca Framing in early 2000, but after the economy began to fall, he added remodeling to his services and changed the name of the company to Azteca Framing & Constructi...

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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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