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Still digging ditches

AUSTIN - Josh Phelps, owner of JL Phelps & Associates Plumbing and Mechanical LLC started working at young age for a plumbing contractor when he was 16- years-old. Making $4 per hour, Phelps knew he was on his way to success....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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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 - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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