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Spotlight - Josh Hager, Triple Crown Carpentry

AUSTIN - Josh Hager is a one-man business for Triple Crown Carpentry. He resides in Bastrop, TX while servicing to the greater Austin area. After going through many twists and turns in life, he is content where he is now. He makes time from his busy schedule to enjoy life one day at a time with his wife and son....

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03/28/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Sandra Johnson, Edge Electric

AUSTIN - For Sandra Johnson, practical makes perfect. After deliberating the pros and cons of a college education, she decided the smart thing to do was to enter the construction industry. Ten years later, one could say she has earned an honorary degree in good decision-making from the University of Logical Thinking. With her husband, Russell, she is celebrating a decade of success for their company, Edge Electric....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Ronnie Garcia Sr. and Ronnie Garcia Jr., Ace Sandblasting and Restoration.

AUSTIN - For Ronnie Garcia Sr., the sun of sand-blasting and restoration rose and set on his beloved father. Everything Ronnie Sr. knows about the trade, he learned from his dad. As owner of his father’s company, Ace Sandblasting and Restoration, Ronnie Sr. is now taking the same care to impart all of the industry’s lessons to his own son, Ronnie Garcia Jr....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
01/31/2019 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Ray Gurley Jr, 3G Drywall LLC

AUSTIN -They had long dreamed about it, but it wasn’t until they had worked for years in the drywall industry before Ray Gurley Jr., his dad Ray Gurley Sr. and his brother Mathew Gurley decided to go for it and start their own business, 3G Drywall. Their company took off, and Ray Jr. is grateful to go on this ride with two of the men he respects most....

Created by : Helen Greenwood
12/27/2018 16:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Julian Sanchez, Castle Flooring LLC

AUSTIN - Since he was a teenager, Julian Sanchez knew he would own his own business. He put in the work to prepare for it as well, learning the industry from as many angles as he could, listening and observing other people who did their work well. In his 21 years as partner at Castle Flooring LLC, he has used his know-how to help make more than 10,000 customers’ visions come to life....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Ted Breihan, Ted Breihan Electric Company

AUSTIN - Ted Breihan has seen a lot in his 92 years, especially in the electrical industry. As a business owner of Ted Breihan Electric for the past 65 years, he is a treasure trove of stories about how the field has evolved and how he was a part of it all....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/29/2018 20:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0