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Well adjusted

AUSTIN - For Jim Sunvison it was an easy decision to become an electrician upon graduating high school. While attending high school, he was offered trade tech training and learned a lot. After graduation, Sunvison made a bold move. “I entered the apprenticeship the next morning after my high school graduation. I had already secured a spot with a company and got an apprenticeship....

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Prepared to repair

AUSTIN - He has a good understanding of the construction industry, but he also has a good sense of humor because that’s just his personality. Those are two traits that have Will Peterson in a good place with his business. About eight or nine years ago, Peterson established Armstrong Garage Doors and remains the proud owner in Austin....

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Change of scene

AUSTIN - His company may be new, but he’s no stranger to the construction industry. Jake Hale, owner of Hale Contractors, established his company in Oct. 2018. However, he established a relationship with landscape development way before then. Hale’s uncle was a contractor for government buildings and that provided Hale the opportunity to learn a lot from him....

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Who are you calling old?

AUSTIN - If you own a visible old wooden barn, you might just get a knock on your door from Jeffrey Spector, owner/president of This Old Wood. The company sells wood from old structures, which may come from the late 1800s or early 1900s, which they strip from old buildings in the greater Texas area. They also work with partners from other parts of the country to receive different types of wood. “It’s great to get out there with nature and ha...

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Job Site - Northstar Fire Protection

AUSTIN - Graham Ellason with Northstar Fire Protection is taping and doping sprinkler heads for the South By Southwest project. -cmw...

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Christmas at Dale’s Essenhaus

AUSTIN - Koetter Fire Protection of Austin LLC held their annual Christmas party at Dale’s Essenhaus in Walburg. The annual event was held on Dec. 15 where Koetter employees and their families came together to share some holiday cheer. The Koetter family chose to support the Texas Baptist Children’s home during this holiday season in hopes to make the 144 children and their mothers living there a little brighter. –cmw...

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OSHA - Shore it. Slope it. Shield it.

SAN ANTONIO - Trenching and excavation work exposes workers to extremely dangerous hazards. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 130 fatalities recorded in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016. The private construction industry accounted for 80%, or 104, of those fatalities. An alarming 49% of those construction fatalities occurred be...

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Legal - Emerging risk - Recovery of attorney’s fees in construction disputes: The devil is in the details

SAN ANTONIO - The long held general rule of law in Texas regarding the recovery of attorney’s fees is that attorney’s fees paid to prosecute or defend a lawsuit cannot be recovered in that suit absent a statute or contract that allows for their recovery. For more than 100 years, the Courts of our great state have held that they do not have the authority to require a losing party to pay the prevailing party’s fees unless a statute or contra...

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Insurance - Workers Compensation

SAN ANTONIO - Texas, unlike other states, does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage....

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Accounting - Why the construction industry needs cybersecurity

SAN ANTONIO - It’s no secret that cybercrime is costly. According to a study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the cost of cybercrime to the global community reached record levels in 2017, totaling between $445 and $608 billion.1 By 2019, the global cost of data breaches is expected to increase to $2.1 trillion.2...

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