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The therapy of water

AUSTIN - Jennifer Maxell, Lott Builders Construction Company Ltd. shared photos from her kayaking trip on Brushy Creek Lake. “Since I do not have a truck, I use the inflatable kayak – fits easily in my trunk. I’ve taken it to Port A and kayaked the Gulf and the Channel by the ferry....

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Enthralled with drywall

AUSTIN - Want to know how to sustain a company long term? Ask Mike Iselt, who has owned Iselt Drywall for 36 years....

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Thirty years of success

AUSTIN -The market depression of the 80s turned out to be a blessing for Intertech Commercial Flooring. At the time, owner Bill Imhoff, Vice President Mark Jones, Terry Bessire and Dixon Matlock were working for another flooring company that closed its door while working on a good-size project in Austin. That’s when they knew they wanted to start their own company. As fate would have it, the four worked together, along with 11 other employees ...

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Industry Folks - Reid Fairbanks, Pinpoint Strategies Inc.

AUSTIN - Somehow, someway, someone is influenced directly or indirectly by his or her surroundings. For Reid Fairbanks, it was his father....

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“W” is for work

AUSTIN - Forrest Ferguson found his destiny in a World Book Encyclopedia at the age of 7 – specifically the “W” book....

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Gator-way to heaven

AUSTIN - Sheldon Kramer warns that if you see a 3-ft. alligator crossing a city street, prepare for something to hit the fan. While leaving for work one day, he saw an Alligator mississippiensis scuttle across a downtown San Marcos street. After the creature catching all went down, some unrelated workplace drama also went down. That day, he ended up parting ways with his boss....

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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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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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