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Ask and you shall receive

AUSTIN - Construction has highs and lows. The low is being able to find qualified, reliable workers. The high is in the completion of a job and a satisfied customer. Tony Tijerina, owner of Centex Personnel Services, had the vision to have construction at its all time high....

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Nicely done

AUSTIN - She gets to work with good people. “Most of our employees have been with us for at least 30 years and that’s laborers too. We have very few new people,” says April Welch, office manager at Contractors Asphalt....

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Let’s keep building

AUSTIN - Take a look at this year’s Build Expo. On Jan. 24 and 25, the Austin Convention Center doors opened up for the construction industry. Folks took a walk on the expo side, visiting exhibitors and attending seminars. Attendees were networking while enjoying food and the perks of each exhibitor. –lv...

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Feels like family

AUSTIN - P.J. Livesay is an easy-going guy. As branch manager at Flooring Warehouse in North Austin, his business philosophy is a simple and generous one. “I try to make it fair for everyone … Everyone has to make a little money, but we don’t have to make it all.”...

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Metal meister

AUSTIN - Regarding great work, “I have had some good opportunities to do gorgeous work,” says Bernard Boling, owner of Boling Roofs located in Kyle, TX. Founded in 2006, his company specializes in custom metal roofing for residential and commercial properties....

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You name it

AUSTIN - Commercial repair projects are like a wheel of fortune. You never know what call you are going to land on. Take Butler Brothers Odd Jobs for example; they have their name for an oddly enough good reason....

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Ride for freedom

SAN ANTONIO - Approximatly 800,000 motorcycles rolled into D.C. from around the country for the 31st annual Memorial ride on Sunday, May 27. The ride begins at the Pentagon, through DC, then onto Potomac Park by the Lincoln Monument. Thousands of spectators lined the streets along the route to observe this spectacular event, waving flags and remembering what Memorial Day is all about. It’s a great place to be to celebrate our military veterans...

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06/28/2018 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction News in the Big Apple

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News’ editor, Melissa Jones-Meyer and son Avery, take in the sights in New York’s famous Times Square....

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Focus - Current flow of electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors work in a very competitive electrical construction industry. Electrical workers must be trained in safe work practices and National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant installations. Jobsite conditions can vary with tight scheduling demands affected by special equipment, such as lighting, generators, and distribution equipment....

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Focus - Programmable switching

HOUSTON - A native of Houston, Hengst began his electrical trade career in 1974. He became a Journeyman in 1977 and then progressed to be a Houston Master Electrician (HMEL 205) in 1990. His career has covered industrial, aviation and commercial installations throughout the greater Houston area, combining hands on and management roles. He is a principle member for the IEC on Code Making Panel 8 and a member of UL STP 5 and 6 along with a number ...

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